On day three of my trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, we hiked up to the “Lava Tower” which is the large dark section of rock in the photo above. The Lava Tower was the highest point of the trek so far at 4600m, and it was here that many people really started to feel the affects of the altitude. I took this photo as we hiked down into the small valley before us for lunch, before hiking slowly up to the Lava Tower. From here it was a long trek down into the Great Barranco Valley where our camp was located. The ever present snow capped Kibo Peak made for some really beautiful views along the way.