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3000m elevation change in 24 hrs - my hike to Nyiragongo volcano in the DRC

I am proud to say that I have taken my limited hiking experience to the next level by conquering (and sleeping on top of) Mount Nyarigongo, an active volcano with a lava lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 633 more words

Brent Stirton - A photographer's eye

Brent Stirton is one of the best photographers in the world. A native South African, he is a Senior photographer for Getty images, specialising in documentary and photojournalism. 254 more words


Volcano Eruption Alert: Mt Nyiragongo Could Explode Imminently

Mount Nyiragongo Showing Signs of Imminent Eruption: Report

Rwanda Red Cross has warned Nyiragongo volcano could erupt at any time, according to a report. 136 more words

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In the Flicker: Nyiragongo, DRC

In the past few years, I’ve probably read a dozen books starring the Democratic Republic of Congo: King Leopold, Dancing in the Glory, … 2,011 more words


Captain's Log-18-3-2016-Plane Rescue at Chiondo

It was a great day. Emmanuel and Antony showed up in the Parks Cessna 182 at 7:15, which meant they had left at first light. I jumped aboard and we flew off to the new Virunga airstrip at Chiondo, on the south shore of Lake Edward where weeks before the Parks Cessna 206 had a prop strike which grounded the plane there. 1,296 more words


Such Devastating Beauty

Take this desirable patch of land and lay it elsewhere. Where no one can touch it, where people are free and without sorrow. Where birds can whistle from dusk till dawn and elephants can thump their feet on the savannah plains in sheer happiness. 399 more words