The Ascent

I have climbed some sand dunes before but never as high as these sand dunes in Namibia.

Usually, the tour guides will give you some guidance for the climb.P1030277

These rules, although quite common sense, should best be followed.

You started off the climb as early in the day as possible, say just before sunrise. Of course, it will be best if you go there in the cooler season.P1030273

You stay on the dark side of the dune – so that the sand is not as hot.

You walk bare feet.P1030280

Don’t forget to bring snacks and water.

Always conserve your energy; make sure that you have energy to climb up to the very top.P1030281

Have a mask ready in case the wind blows up a lot of sand.

These pictures were taken by my wife earlier last month in Namibia, Africa.

 

 

16 thoughts on “The Ascent

  1. That is some climb, Michael. Quite an experience. It’s lovely that your wife is a keen photographer too. I would love to have a photographer friend to travel with.

  2. Beautiful shot. If you ever get a chance and are able to visits the Outer Banks of North Carolina – you need to visit Jockey’s Ridge which is also a natural dune and the highest on the Atlantic coast of the US. You can see both the ocean and the sound at the top

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