On a very cold March morning I reached Uhuru Peak and the southern ice fields with my friend Sergei. Our water bottles had frozen solid and we had to break one to eat some ice. The night ascend had been extremely cold with temperatures in the minus 10-20 range with high winds near the peak.
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.