Brisk summer morning

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During the night a heavy frost settled on the camp at Machame Hut. After the sun breaks loose from the horizon, it doesn’t take long for the world to reheat. Steam rolls from tents, breakfast, and people as we pack and prepare to continue the uphill march.

Machame Hut sits at 10,000 feet on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.


Our crew for this year’s Kilimanjaro climb is small but mighty. Karen and Bryan join Mohammad and myself for a hot meal in the mess tent.

Kilimanjaro was a summer break for me. My regular work is focused on the area of Israel-Palestine. If you are interested in experiencing the geography, history, and culture of the Bible Lands, email me at or check out our list of future trips here.