Mt Nyiragongo Part 2: Photos

As promised, photos from our hike up Mt Nyiragongo:

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At the first rest stop, and still blissfully unaware of the pain that lay ahead

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We walked for miles (well, 8km, but it was very steep…), at times through thick mist

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We had views of Nyiragongo’s secondary crater

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And another mountain nearby

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What we saw at the top. The views weren’t bad…

clouds

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team

Team Tearfund

cooking

Cooking arrangements. We carried all our own cooking equipment

huts

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We spent the night at the top in tents inside small wooden huts

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The view from the latrine wasn’t bad…

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At night all you could see was a yellowy-red glow coming from the crater

sunrise

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The next morning we were up in time to see the sunrise

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Our guide

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Views into the crater at sunrise

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I will finish again with the same verses from Psalm 8

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

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6 thoughts on “Mt Nyiragongo Part 2: Photos

  1. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! What an experience, worth all the agony I’m sure.What an exciting life you lead – you are an amazing girl!! I’m so glad I metyou!! I SO enjoy sharing your exploits!Lots of loveJacky x

    Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 17:52:22 +0000 To: jmdacbatten@live.com

    • Yes, sometimes a little bit!! A Japanese woman actually did fall in. She was taking a selfie and kept stepping backwards to get the lava in the picture at the same time, then just lost her balance and fell in. Horrible

  2. Pingback: Life Update | where the heart is

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