If you do not finish the book, please take it home and either return it later, or leave at some other holiday destination.
This way, because each book has a "St Drostans" sticker, we can spread our name to a wider audience.Originally built in 1942, The Post Hotel resonates with the spirit of its colourful founder, Sir Norman Watson and the dedication of its current owners. Born in Switzerland, brothers Andr and George Schwarz were raised to appreciate good food. For more than 35 years, their shared passion has been to welcome guests to this world-class Canadian Rocky Mountain resort. The Post Hotel Spais both the ideal accommodation for relaxation and the perfect starting point for most Canadian Rockies tours.Nyiragongo Volcano Summit Shelters LuAnne Cadd Nyiragongo is a beautiful stratovolcano that features the worlds largest lava lake.
The volcanos forested lower slopes are home to a variety of animals, including chimpanzees, monkeys, and bushbuck. Nyiragongos summit rim is largely devoid of vegetation and is frequently dusted with snow.
From the rim, visitors can peer down into a churning lava lake and see and hear hot gases exploding up though a mosaic of molten lava.
Although predictable and therefore safe for tourists, Nyiragongo is greatly feared during eruptions.
Because of the high silica content of its lava, Nyiragongos lava flows are extremely fluid. During the 2002 eruption, some of Nyiragongos lava flows were clocked at 100 kmhr (62 mph) and reached all the way to Lake Kivu. Treks to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano begin at the Kibati patrol post, which is approximately 30 minutes by car from Goma. The patrol post is less than a one hour drive from the Mikeno Lodge in Rumangabo. Park rangers lead all treks and porters (unaffiliated with the park) are available for hire. The time required to reach the summit depends on the average fitness of each group, but typically takes 4 6 hours. Altitude sickness can be an issue for some because the climb begins at 1989m (6,525 ft) and ascends to 3470m (11,382ft) in a short time. Proper hydration is the best way to adapt to the change in altitude. People prone to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) should speak to their physicians about taking preventative measures before making the climb.
It is possible for fitter people to climb up and descend in one day, but most groups choose to overnight in basic accommodation available at the top (included in the permit fee).
Trekkers are advised to bring raincoats and cold weather gear. Rain showers are a common occurrence on the climb up during the rainy season and temperatures at the summit can dip below 0C32F. Guests staying at the Mikeno lodge can arrange packed meal service for the trip, while those coming with tour groups must supply their own.
Porters can be hired at the base of the climb to carry loads for $12day ($24 for the overnight trip).
The maximum weight that porters are authorized to carry is 15kg. Aerial view of Nyiragongo summit shelters Summit Shelters Each of the twelve summit shelters contains two single beds on which visitors can put their sleeping bags. Although these shelters arent plush, they offer a welcome escape from the elements. The cost of staying in a summit shelter is included in the permit fee. Nyiragongo volcano trekking permit: Adult international: $250Whichever Way You Turn Theres Fun On Every Side Welcome to Lodge 21 Smiggin Holes (often called Smiggins Holes) and part of the giant Perisher Ski, Snowboard and Snow Tubing resort.