trekking poles

Knee-busting and ankle-twisting

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The trail coming off Kilimanjaro carries a lot of trekkers and, in certain seasons, a fair amount of water. In places it follows a rocky wash. This kind of terrain challenges the knees and ankles, especially after the rigor of summit night. I have no statistics in my pocket, but I’d be willing to guess that the majority of injuries on Kilimanjaro are not related to the elevation (that everyone fears) but are of the more mundane ankle-twisting variety. Most probably occur somewhere in route to Mweka Camp.

I can’t say enough good things about trekking poles.

Our little group takes a breather. Muhammad is behind the camera and kindly shared this image.


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Since Mohammad didn’t make the picture above, I snuck him in the thumbnail.

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