Mount Charamba

The last two days were national holidays in Zimbabwe. All offices were closed and very few were on campus, so I decided to climb Mount Charamba one afternoon. It is a prominent mountain about a mile from campus, and I was told it means Mountain of Health. Healers of the past used that site for their healing work. Naturally, that gave me added motivation to climb the mountain. It has a rounded summit with sloping sides, so it looks like a fairly easy climb. By the time I was half way up, I realized the summit was higher than I thought, and the climb more rigorous. My guess is that the elevation is about 3000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Well, I’m happy to report that after many rest stops, I finally made it, and the magnificent view from the top made it all worth while. That perspective is bound to help my health teaching!



  1. I’ve climbed that mountain in younger days, but it is a testament to your good health that you were able to do it at 74! Way to go, Ed!

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