Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rocks under foot, or rocks in my head?

Recently climbed halfway up the 977-foot Tororo Rock in eastern Uganda. (Click here for photos). I do not recommend doing this on an empty stomach, during the hottest part of the day, and without water. The path was very vertical—45 degrees in some spots. The trip down was just that—a semi-controlled stumble over loose dirt and gravel. I never fell, but did have to use my hand any number of times to keep from landing on my rear. There’s a cool cave on the side of the rock inside of which a local congregation holds church services.

1 comment:

  1. The greatest problem for me was to underestimate the climb.

    "After all it's just a rock," I thought.

    Four hours later I was too weak to abseil down, which is why I climbed it in the first place.