Two trekkers are believed to have died on Kilimanjaro since Christmas. The weather is said to be very bad at the moment – though it is doubtful that this has contributed to these deaths.

The first death has been reported by a Chinese news agency (http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2017-01/02/content_40025488.htm). The deceased is believed to be Johan Aclep, a 54-year-old Norwegian who, unusually, died at Simba Camp, below 3000m above sea level on the Rongai Route. The second victim, about whom less is known, died at a place that’s become known recently as Jamaica Point, which is just below Gilman’s Point at 5685m.