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12 days ago (2019-11-05 06:34:31)

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Somewhere outside Moshi (I think), Tanzania // Oct. 2019

Sharing some outtakes this week of my recent shoot (and climb!) for @thomsonsafaris on Mount Kilimanjaro.
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In early October, I, along with my filming and climbing partner extraordinaire @careywagner accompanied a group of Thomson Safari clients for 10 days as they made their way up Kilimanjaro’s gorgeous slopes to the 19,340-foot summit. It was an incredible adventure. And, as is customary with most adventures, it would not have been complete without getting lost in the woods for a few hours the night before the climb.
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As we drove through Masai territory and the sun faded to a hazy pink in the distance, my driver, whose name was John, but who told me to call him “John Cena” for some reason, said to me “You know, if you get lost out here you will be in big trouble. For no one will ever find you.” Which made me laugh, and I told him that surely the Masai would rescue us.
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I rarely panic when I don’t know where I am going because "getting lost” usually means taking an unplanned detour where I meet interesting people and encounter surprising situations that I otherwise would have missed. Like this man and his son who had the teeniest, tiniest roadside store I’ve ever seen in my life (my 6-foot self could barely fit inside!) The store owner sold pineapple soda, biscuits and candy. And even though he gave us the wrong directions, it was worth it just to drive around on backroads for a bit longer with John Cena, admiring the wild and untamed landscape the Tanzanian Masai call home. © Erin Trieb Photography
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Photo captions: Owner of tiny store; John Cena with Kili in the background; lost on Masai backroads
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  • the and i for in my to masai it john a lost with you was would me as store cena on of -foot ever made told who some an him us owner tanzania have that getting call this backroads will climb kilimanjaro know where man his means had son usually going teeniest panic tiniest like taking missed when don otherwise unplanned detour t situations surprising because encounter meet interesting am people roadside soda ve photo wild untamed landscape tanzanian home erin trieb photography captions longer tiny kili background onassignment photojournalism thegreatoutdoors gettinglost africa admiring bit seen biscuits life self could barely fit inside sold pineapple candy around even though he gave wrong directions worth just drive rarely somewhere rescue way thomson safari clients days they their up accompanied s gorgeous slopes summit incredible adventure is group careywagner most shoot moshi think oct sharing outtakes week recent thomsonsafaris extraordinaire mount early october along filming climbing partner customary adventures surely here but reason said outside if get out be whose big trouble no one find which laugh name driver not before been complete without woods few hours night we distance drove through territory sun faded hazy pink johncena
  • the and i for in my to masai it john a lost with you was would me as store cena on of -foot ever made told who some an him us owner tanzania have that getting call this backroads will climb kilimanjaro know where man his means had son usually going teeniest panic tiniest like taking missed when don otherwise unplanned detour t situations surprising because encounter meet interesting am people roadside soda ve photo wild untamed landscape tanzanian home erin trieb photography captions longer tiny kili background onassignment photojournalism thegreatoutdoors gettinglost africa admiring bit seen biscuits life self could barely fit inside sold pineapple candy around even though he gave wrong directions worth just drive rarely somewhere rescue way thomson safari clients days they their up accompanied s gorgeous slopes summit incredible adventure is group careywagner most shoot moshi think oct sharing outtakes week recent thomsonsafaris extraordinaire mount early october along filming climbing partner customary adventures surely here but reason said outside if get out be whose big trouble no one find which laugh name driver not before been complete without woods few hours night we distance drove through territory sun faded hazy pink johncena
  • the and i for in my to masai it john a lost with you was would me as store cena on of -foot ever made told who some an him us owner tanzania have that getting call this backroads will climb kilimanjaro know where man his means had son usually going teeniest panic tiniest like taking missed when don otherwise unplanned detour t situations surprising because encounter meet interesting am people roadside soda ve photo wild untamed landscape tanzanian home erin trieb photography captions longer tiny kili background onassignment photojournalism thegreatoutdoors gettinglost africa admiring bit seen biscuits life self could barely fit inside sold pineapple candy around even though he gave wrong directions worth just drive rarely somewhere rescue way thomson safari clients days they their up accompanied s gorgeous slopes summit incredible adventure is group careywagner most shoot moshi think oct sharing outtakes week recent thomsonsafaris extraordinaire mount early october along filming climbing partner customary adventures surely here but reason said outside if get out be whose big trouble no one find which laugh name driver not before been complete without woods few hours night we distance drove through territory sun faded hazy pink johncena
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Moshi 📷 Photo location

the and i for in my to masai it john a lost with you was would me as store cena on of -foot ever made told who some an him us owner tanzania have that getting call this backroads will climb kilimanjaro know where man his means had son usually going teeniest panic tiniest like taking missed when don otherwise unplanned detour t situations surprising because encounter meet interesting am people roadside soda ve photo wild untamed landscape tanzanian home erin trieb photography captions longer tiny kili background onassignment photojournalism thegreatoutdoors gettinglost africa admiring bit seen biscuits life self could barely fit inside sold pineapple candy around even though he gave wrong directions worth just drive rarely somewhere rescue way thomson safari clients days they their up accompanied s gorgeous slopes summit incredible adventure is group careywagner most shoot moshi think oct sharing outtakes week recent thomsonsafaris extraordinaire mount early october along filming climbing partner customary adventures surely here but reason said outside if get out be whose big trouble no one find which laugh name driver not before been complete without woods few hours night we distance drove through territory sun faded hazy pink johncena


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