Mama Tembo hams it up

Mama Tembo hams it up in a Barranco Valley groundsel (Senecio Kilimanjari) forest.
Our guide Maiko wonders if this is a new manifestation of altitude illness.
Notice the clean (and matching) shoelaces, three days into our hike!


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Velebit - Mar 9, 2005 8:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful atmosphere

Great shot Nelson, I like the combination of fog, light and this crazy trees :-) btw, it seams I've been absent too much lately because I didn't notice you have been on Kili!?!? Congrats! And what a trip report, it is fantastic!


Nelson - Mar 10, 2005 9:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful atmosphere

Thanks Aleksandar! Kili was a great trip, and these forests were one of the highlights for sure. The weird shapes are reminiscent of the saguaro cactus of the American southwest, and interestingly both are lands of extreme environments.


Sajama - May 10, 2006 9:08 am - Voted 10/10


Do you Know the type of plants?


Nelson - May 13, 2006 9:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lobelia?

Not a Lobelia, but a Senecio Kilimanjari.

There are huge Lobelia on Kili that grow at similar, or slighty higher, elevations. I have some pictures, but not curently scanned. I did find this page which has a photo of each. Cheers, Nelson


Sajama - May 15, 2006 8:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Lobelia?

You are right and I was confused. It´s a plant very similar to Senecio adnivalis that grows in Ruwenzori.
Thanks for find me this web!
Cheers, Nelson!

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