This weekend we took a trip north to the Gross Barmen hot springs. The highlight of the trip was hiking the area on Saturday afternoon. It was calm and cool as we set out with the determination to conquer this ridge. It does not look too mighty, but it was tough to climb, battling spiders and clinging to ledges on the way up.
Here Mark and I are approaching the halfway point. We are still quite a bit optimistic of the climb ahead.
The rock formations here were really interesting. In many places the rock had crumbled through years of wear and tear. It looked as if the entire mountain could tumble quite easily.
Taking a little break at the top. It was tough to climb but well worth the views.
Group shot from the summit. We had to experiment with different setups, balancing the camera on the jagged rocks, to get the best shot. This, although not great, shot turned out to be the best.
Here Sebastian gives tribute to the mighty tripod whose primary purpose on our outings is to destroy spider webs which lie in our path.
An extremely dry riverbed.
The crew taking their shots…
Overlooking the Namibian savannah.
We barbequed and partied back at the lodge well into the evening. Finding firewood was tough as we were forced to salvage camel thorn bush from the savannah. My hands are in rough shape from harvesting the thorny bush. Martha, Mark, Sheila, Myself and Marloes gathered around the fire.
Here is s really neat star photo taken with Mark’s digital SLR camera. The stars are very prominent outside of the city.