As promised, photos from our hike up Mt Nyiragongo:
At the first rest stop, and still blissfully unaware of the pain that lay ahead
We walked for miles (well, 8km, but it was very steep…), at times through thick mist
We had views of Nyiragongo’s secondary crater
And another mountain nearby
What we saw at the top. The views weren’t bad…
Cooking arrangements. We carried all our own cooking equipment
We spent the night at the top in tents inside small wooden huts
The view from the latrine wasn’t bad…
At night all you could see was a yellowy-red glow coming from the crater
The next morning we were up in time to see the sunrise
Views into the crater at sunrise
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.