|Expedition To Mont Nimba|
December 19, 1999
|At 1760 m above sea level, Mt. Nimba is Guinea's highest mountain. We climbed one of the lower peaks of the ridge, the slope of which is visible to the far right. The tallest peak is the triangular point on the far left.|
We were lucky to have a very competent guide in M. Doré, a mining engineer who is waiting for the mining to start.
A plaque left by the French explorers who "discovered" the mountain.
The village of Bossou, on the western flank of Mt. Nimba, has a long-standing relationship with a troop of chimpanzees living right outside the village. For generations they worshipped the chimps, with one family in the village acting as a sort of priesthood. This family now makes a living serving as tourist guides and working with a Japanese primatology center.