What did I see from the summit? A new release of MySQL? To be honest, my mind was completely off business. I was contemplating the most basic human needs. I wasn't feeling explicitly tired nor cold (except for my hands! I had taken off the gloves to take pictures). But I was completely out of breath, as the air is very thin at 5895 m above sea level.Ã‚Â
Now, I'm back home, tending to an inbox of over 400 emails personally addressed to me (and an unknown amount received through mailing lists).Ã‚Â
Luckily, I couldn't access those emails from the hotel in Tanzania where we stayed after the climb, so instead, I have been able to write plenty of Kilimanjaro related blogs. Each blog exists in one language only. First, the English blogs:
- A Pictorial Report From An Ascent To KilimanjaroÃ‚Â is where to go for those who want to see pictures, with a "tourist's perspective"
- Ten suggestions to Dismass Mariki, our mountain guide in KilimanjaroÃ‚Â is my attempt at helping Dismass to start blogging (he said he wanted "a web site")
In German, I have so far only one blog
InÃ‚Â Swedish, I wrote a whopping six blog entries:
- Camping in the sites around Kilimanjaro
- Kilimanjaro reduces human needs to the purely physiological
- Porters are a luxurious necessity for Kilimanjaro climbers
- Asanti for the good food, Dolla!
- Kilimanjaro: Learnings for Everyday Life
- Climbing the Kilimanjaro Is A Unique Father-and-Son Experience
I may or may not decide to translate (or rewrite) one or more of the non-English blog entries. Feel free to suggest which one would interest you!