During the night a lightning storm raged and when we came out of our tents that early morning the mountain had completely transformed, now covered in white snow all the way for the alpine range. A beautiful sight, all glittering in the soft morning sun.
We started climbing Kilimanjaro at 23:00 in the night, the sky was completely clear with the Milky Way fully visible. In clear nights like this the temperature drops very quickly as the cold from the universe has no barriers to pass. Our water bottles frozen solid within two hours and the temperature must have been in the minus 10-20 range.