Sugarloaf, Wicklow.

So here I find myself a scant calendar month after being to the top of Africa, back up these lonely Wicklow hills again. Dusk late in October on the Sugarloaf, colder than I’ve ever been, wind whistling around with this beautiful, low, winter light filleting the day and night.

Pure and clean, sharp as crystal,

I’m home.

sunrise over Mawenzi

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro.

The sun rises over Africa, taken a little below Stella Point, which is a couple of hundred metres below the summit of Kilimanjaro. The peak in the distance is called Mawenzi and is part of the group of summits which make up Kilimanjaro. I have written a journal about this climb which has all sorts of pointers and kit tips if you’re considering tackling it. It’s fantastic.