Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sapitwa- "Do Not Go There"

Sapitwa is a Chichewa word for "do not go there." It is also the name of the tallest peak on Mulanje Mountain in Malawi. Sapitwa may be the third tallest mountain in Africa- I'm not sure- I know it is the longest and steepest I've ever walked downhill and my knees can tell you if you want to speak with them sometime.

Pete and Regan near the peak

Regan and me at the lightening rod- that also marks the peak- multipurpose.

First lunch on peak day- Beans and cheese sandwich. I projectile vomited later that night from the railing right behind me- bad water.


Gerald Lal said...

Hie Andrew,

I am a Malawian blogger too.Just would like to correct you on the SAPETWA posting.Its called SAPITWA not as you spell it.

I hope you may be able to correct it.

Cheers mate and keep writing.


Andrew Fleming said...

Thanks Gerald- I made the corrections- Andy