Tim Jarvis
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Tim Jarvis
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2 Days 5 Hours Ago

Making friends in the #ngorongorocrater This was the face @romain.levrault made when I said let’s find a bar with a tv for tonight’s game. Good times

Tim Jarvis
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3 Days 21 Hours Ago

Drone footage Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. Video Credit @romain.levrault @milesrowland

Tim Jarvis
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5 Days 6 Hours Ago

In this extraordinary adventure memoir, I describe my modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever, the legendary 1916 survival journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton – sailing a replica James Caird boat 1500kms across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island, Antarctica to South Georgia and climbing over South Georgia’s mountainous interior using the same rudimentary equipment, period clothing and technology as Shackleton. The original journey was described by Sir Edmund Hillary as “the greatest survival journey of all time" This book is available on my website at: https://www.timjarvis.org/product

Tim Jarvis
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6 Days 8 Hours Ago

Crossing the Shira Plateau with Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak) behind Location: Shira Plateau Photo Credit: @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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8 Days 10 Hours Ago

Climbing toward Lava Tower. The entire trek up Kili is filled with unforgettable sights. Traveling from the rolling lowlands, through dense rainforest, onto a barren heath, and upwards through the alpine desert to the frigid, arctic summit zone makes for pretty varied scenery, after all. But one particular formation has been fascinating and awing climbers for decades, now: Lava Tower. Located a little over 15,000’ up the mountain along the Lemosho and Machame routes, Lava Tower is a large rock formation that (you guessed it) was formed from lava, back in the days when Kilimanjaro was still an active volcano (though Kili is dormant these days, and hasn’t had a major eruption in around 150,000 years, fumaroles near the summit crater still emit gases, and there was volcanic activity on the mountain just 200 years ago). Lava Tower is what’s known as a volcanic plug; at some point in the distant past, lava shot out a vent at the base of where Lava Tower now stands, cooled, and hardened, thus stopping up the vent beneath. On active volcanoes, plugs like these can increase pressure below the surface, leading to more explosive eruptions, but so far, even with this geological “cork” stuck in its side, Kili’s stayed quiet. Photo Credit @romain.levrault

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9 Days 8 Hours Ago

Climbing toward the Lava Tower Photo Credit @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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10 Days 5 Hours Ago

Thank you for the wonderful words on your profile. Glad I helped you @ecotravelist

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10 Days 21 Hours Ago

On top of Mt Kilimanjaro Location: Kilimanjaro Summit (Uhuru Peak) 5875m Photographer: @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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12 Days 13 Hours Ago

The most vulnerable glacier on Kilimanaro, the East Glacier receiving the morning sun. The Northern Ice Field and Eastern Ice Fields were connected to the Southern Ice Field and formed part of a continuous body of glacial ice atop Mount Kilimanjaro when first scientifically examined in 1912. By 1962 the Southern Ice Field separated from the Northern Ice Field and then by 1975 the Eastern Ice Field did as well. In 1912, the glaciated areas atop Mount Kilimanjaro covered 11.40 square kilometres (4.40 sq mi); by 2011 this had been reduced to 1.76 square kilometres (0.68 sq mi), an 85 percent loss. @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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15 Days 6 Hours Ago

Team 25zero at the summit Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa. The peak is located in East Africa, near the border of Kenya and Tanzania, but falls entirely within Tanzanian soil. Location: Kilimanjaro Summit (Uhuru Peak) 5875m Credit:@romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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16 Days 15 Hours Ago

Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak) seen from the Mweka descent route in the rainforest zone. There are several routes by which to reach Kibo, or Uhuru Peak, the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, namely, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame. Being one of the most popular mountains in the world, roughly 50,000 trekkers every year try to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. According to research published by the Climb Kilimanjaro Guide, the average summit success rate across all climbers and routes is 65%. However, summit success rate heavily depends upon what route is climbed as routes vary considerably in terms of acclimatization profile and duration of climb. Photo Credit @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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18 Days 8 Hours Ago

Adventurer Georgina Miranda @gg_miranda climbing towards the Lava Tower. In 2016, the earth’s surface temperature was around 0.94 Celsius degrees warmer than the 20th century average. In the last few years, global temperatures have been consistently among the hottest on record. The global anomaly in surface temperature might be the cause of an increase in sea level, a decrease in arctic ice and the growing number of weather-related catastrophes, including storms, floods and droughts. 25 mountains at the equator (zero latitude) had a glacier at the time of the UNFCCC treaty in 1992. Most of them will be melted completely away within 25 years. This is our last chance to tell their stories. Learn more by going to 25zero.com Photo Credit @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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20 Days 6 Hours Ago

The 25zero team celebrating reaching the summit. Question I get asked a lot: is it hard to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? The short answer to the question: Can anyone climb Mount Kilimanjaro? is obviously no. ... Standing at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), Kilimanjaro is firmly classified as an extreme altitude mountain trek. At high altitudes the body is susceptible to a condition called Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness Photo Credit: @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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21 Days 9 Hours Ago

Climbing toward the Lava Tower Located a little over 15,000’ up the mountain along the Lemosho and Machame routes, Lava Tower is a large rock formation that (you guessed it) was formed from lava, back in the days when Kilimanjaro was still an active volcano (though Kili is dormant these days, and hasn’t had a major eruption in around 150,000 years, fumaroles near the summit crater still emit gases, and there was volcanic activity on the mountain just 200 years ago). Lava Tower is what’s known as a volcanic plug; at some point in the distant past, lava shot out a vent at the base of where Lava Tower now stands, cooled, and hardened, thus stopping up the vent beneath. On active volcanoes, plugs like these can increase pressure below the surface, leading to more explosive eruptions, but so far, even with this geological “cork” stuck in its side, Kili’s stayed quiet. The tower is around 300 feet tall, and previously, climbers were able to hike up it (a scramble that could be treacherous on icy days). Because of safety concerns, officials banned trekkers from climbing Lava Tower earlier this year, but according to folks who were lucky enough to have made the trip before the ban, the views of Uhuru Peak from the top are truly remarkable. Photo Credit: @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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22 Days 16 Hours Ago

The stunning Inner Cone of Mt Kilimanjaro The mountain is a dormant volcano which is comprised of three volcanic cones, Shira, Kibo (on which Uhuru summit stands) and Mawenzi. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Photo Credit @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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25 Days 4 Hours Ago

The glaciers are dying. 25 mountains at the equator (zero latitude) had a glacier at the time of the UNFCCC treaty in 1992. Most of them will be melted completely away within 25 years. This is our last chance to tell their stories. The 25zero team and I are making a documentary film about the 25 equatorial mountains that still have glacial ice – it’s an eleventh hour effort to highlight the plight of our planet’s climate crisis, and inspire every person to take local and global action. Even though significant pollution and carbon emissions happen near cities and industrialised areas, the impacts of climate change are being felt even in the remotest places – like high-altitude mountains at the equator. The 25zero project aims to highlight the urgency of action, and the enormity of the result of inaction. The 25zero team trekking in to Karanga Camp Descending the Lava Tower (4600m) Location: Below Lava Tower Photo Credit: @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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25 Days 5 Hours Ago

The glaciers are dying. 25 mountains at the equator (zero latitude) had a glacier at the time of the UNFCCC treaty in 1992. Most of them will be melted completely away within 25 years. This is our last chance to tell their stories. The 25zero team and I are making a documentary film about the 25 equatorial mountains that still have glacial ice – it’s an eleventh hour effort to highlight the plight of our planet’s climate crisis, and inspire every person to take local and global action. Even though significant pollution and carbon emissions happen near cities and industrialised areas, the impacts of climate change are being felt even in the remotest places – like high-altitude mountains at the equator. The 25zero project aims to highlight the urgency of action, and the enormity of the result of inaction. The 25zero team trekking in to Karanga Camp Location: Karanga Camp (3983m) Photo Credit: @romain.levrault

Tim Jarvis
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26 Days 5 Hours Ago

The glaciers are dying. 25 mountains at the equator (zero latitude) had a glacier at the time of the UNFCCC treaty in 1992. Most of them will be melted completely away within 25 years. This is our last chance to tell their stories. The 25zero team and I are making a documentary film about the 25 equatorial mountains that still have glacial ice – it’s an eleventh hour effort to highlight the plight of our planet’s climate crisis, and inspire every person to take local and global action. Even though significant pollution and carbon emissions happen near cities and industrialised areas, the impacts of climate change are being felt even in the remotest places – like high-altitude mountains at the equator. The 25zero project aims to highlight the urgency of action, and the enormity of the result of inaction. Taking a moment to relax at Mweka camp. Photo credit @romain.levrault