Accident on Kilimanjaro - Climbers and Crew Killed

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Jan 5th, 2006, 03:41 AM
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Accident on Kilimanjaro - Climbers and Crew Killed

Below email I received this morning:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tanzania Association of Tours Operators" <[email protected]>
Cc: <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 10:56 AM
Subject: CLOSURE OF MACHAME LONDOROSSI ROUTES

NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS

We have been informed by KINAPA authority (last night), that the Machame
and Londorossi climbing routes have been temporarily closed until further
notice. Detailed reasons for closure of the route will be availed to you
in due course.

APPENDED NOTICE
TO: ALL TATO MEMBERS

The appended notice was issued in relation to a collapse of glacier at
Arrow Glacier which took away some human lives yesterday. The Notice has
been cancelled. A correct position on the matter will be given by TANAPA head office later today. We are sorry for the uncertainty occasioned. The confusion is a result of miscommunication between KINAPA & TATO OFFICE.

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Comment from my Arusha contact:
It is only the Londorossi/Shira routes that goes VIA Lava Tower/
Arrow glacier that is effected. The routes via Baranco & Barafu are ok...

I hear that 3 Americans died & at least 5 crew, they are still trying to move
through the rubble to see how many more...

... the effects of massive global warming?

 
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Jan 5th, 2006, 05:10 AM
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There's a news link on msnbc.com:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10717836/
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Jan 5th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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More news here... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4584010.stm

Very sad, but it looks like a rockslide rather than glacier.
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Jan 5th, 2006, 05:48 AM
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Here is a news report. If you don't have any luck clicking on the link, take a look at www.news24.com it is on the home page.

http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/...858775,00.html

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Jan 5th, 2006, 06:03 AM
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the msnb report indicated that scientists surmise there may be a connection between the receding glaciers and the rock falls--the rocks had been held in place by the glacier.
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