thegreatrift

Sentinel | Serengeti National Park // In the air and on the move this week, across continents, a few transatlantics, and back again West. Still remembering moments from the Great Rift Valley and the roof of Africa - here, a lone acacia stands sentinel against the perfect flatness of the Great Plains. Stay wild. #TheGreatRift (at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania)

Sentinel | Serengeti National Park // In the air and on the move this week, across continents, a few transatlantics, and back again West. Still remembering moments from the Great Rift Valley and the roof of Africa - here, a lone acacia stands sentinel against the perfect flatness of the Great Plains. Stay wild. #TheGreatRift (at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania)

Barranco Boys | CAMP 2 // Back on the move, incredibly thankful, presently intercontinental. But never not exploring. Meaningful days ahead. #TheGreatRift (at Barranco Wall, Mount Kilimanjaro (3983m))

Barranco Boys | CAMP 2 // Back on the move, incredibly thankful, presently intercontinental. But never not exploring. Meaningful days ahead. #TheGreatRift (at Barranco Wall, Mount Kilimanjaro (3983m))

Cloud City | CAMP 3 // We feel small, we feel tall, we pursue greatness, we fail, we succeed mightily, with others, in good hands, towards the brotherhood of high places, gifted and given, full of that special spirit that means more than a single point of victory, we climb the mountains because they’re there, because our life is not a journey but a dancing, singing, kind of thing - a series of well-told stories around the embers of our youth, shared with our children’s smiling children. #TheGreatRift (at Kilimanjaro National Park)

Cloud City | CAMP 3 // We feel small, we feel tall, we pursue greatness, we fail, we succeed mightily, with others, in good hands, towards the brotherhood of high places, gifted and given, full of that special spirit that means more than a single point of victory, we climb the mountains because they’re there, because our life is not a journey but a dancing, singing, kind of thing - a series of well-told stories around the embers of our youth, shared with our children’s smiling children. #TheGreatRift (at Kilimanjaro National Park)

Way Down | Stella Point, Kilimanjaro // Hucking scree at 18,000 feet, @Gersonian_ and the team takes the fastest way down the mountain. Kicking up plumes of dust, taking things heavy on the knees, we return to Camp 4 for the round trip. #TheGreatRift (at Kilimanjaro National Park)

Way Down | Stella Point, Kilimanjaro // Hucking scree at 18,000 feet, @Gersonian_ and the team takes the fastest way down the mountain. Kicking up plumes of dust, taking things heavy on the knees, we return to Camp 4 for the round trip. #TheGreatRift (at Kilimanjaro National Park)

False Auroras | CAMP 4 // Last light breaks apart on the crown of Kilimanjaro, casting warm shadows in the sky over the lesser peak, Mawenzi. Thin air offers a canvas for the sunlight, splitting into rays and false auroras for our benefit. This was our last sunset before the summit. #TheGreatRift (at Kilimanjaro National Park)

False Auroras | CAMP 4 // Last light breaks apart on the crown of Kilimanjaro, casting warm shadows in the sky over the lesser peak, Mawenzi. Thin air offers a canvas for the sunlight, splitting into rays and false auroras for our benefit. This was our last sunset before the summit. #TheGreatRift (at Kilimanjaro National Park)

All Memory | Stella Point, Day 5 // The world goes faint at 19,000 feet. Distant mountains turn into suggestions, entire towns and civilizations are lost against an impenetrable roiling haze, and your vision narrows. But against a foreground of vast ancient glaciers that have stood against time for generations, you’re reminded of the present, of the summit, of the top. #TheGreatRift   (at Mount Kilimanjaro)

All Memory | Stella Point, Day 5 // The world goes faint at 19,000 feet. Distant mountains turn into suggestions, entire towns and civilizations are lost against an impenetrable roiling haze, and your vision narrows. But against a foreground of vast ancient glaciers that have stood against time for generations, you’re reminded of the present, of the summit, of the top. #TheGreatRift (at Mount Kilimanjaro)

Nightlight, Pirouette | Barranco Wall, Night 4 // The same view, hours later, after setting of sun and rising of moon. The massif of Uhuru Peak dominates the skyline while a waxing  Luna keeps watch overhead, flaring the lenses of mortals. #TheGreatRift  (at Barranco Wall, Mount Kilimanjaro (3983m))

Nightlight, Pirouette | Barranco Wall, Night 4 // The same view, hours later, after setting of sun and rising of moon. The massif of Uhuru Peak dominates the skyline while a waxing Luna keeps watch overhead, flaring the lenses of mortals. #TheGreatRift (at Barranco Wall, Mount Kilimanjaro (3983m))

Pirouette | Barranco Wall, Day 4 // Feel small, make it to the top, rinse, repeat. Life is full of great highs and mighty lows and the way you weather those storms is what defines you. #TheGreatRift (at Machame, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania)

Pirouette | Barranco Wall, Day 4 // Feel small, make it to the top, rinse, repeat. Life is full of great highs and mighty lows and the way you weather those storms is what defines you. #TheGreatRift (at Machame, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania)

Greatness From Small Beginnings | Kilimanjaro, Day 5 // In light of the shaking of the world, I’m revisiting images from our Spring summit of Kilimanjaro, favorites and outtakes from the roof of a continent. We all need a little escape, art, and beauty out there in the world. Stay tuned - it’s good to be back. #TheGreatRift (at Machame, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania)

Greatness From Small Beginnings | Kilimanjaro, Day 5 // In light of the shaking of the world, I’m revisiting images from our Spring summit of Kilimanjaro, favorites and outtakes from the roof of a continent. We all need a little escape, art, and beauty out there in the world. Stay tuned - it’s good to be back. #TheGreatRift (at Machame, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania)