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Zambia

5.9 km (3.7 miles) SSW of Mushimba, Copperbelt, Zambia
Approx. altitude: 1218 m (3996 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 13°N 152°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Due south from confluence #3: Due west from confluence #4: Due north from confluence #5: Due east from confluence #6: GPS screen at 13S 28E #7: Our group with confluence in background

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  13°S 28°E  

#1: Confluence point from footpath

(visited by Lloyd Woods, Janet Woods, Ryan Woods, Gavin Woods, Denise Gillbanks and Les Gillbanks)

11-Aug-2013 -- Our group of 6, comprising Janet, Lloyd, Ryan, and Gavin Woods, and Denise and Les Gillbanks, set out on 11 August 2013 from Kitwe, Zambia by road, driving 26 kilometers of tar, 8 kilometers of gravel road, and 500 meters of narrow track before parking our vehicles at a rural home at 12°59.513'S 28°1.700'E.

From there we got onto our mountain bikes and cycled along narrow footpaths, watching our coordinates and heading to keep on what we guessed would be the least pedaling to our target. The terrain is Miombo woodland, hilly with a river crossing along the way and interspersed with occasional clearings, huts, and cultivation. Around 14h00 we arrived at a point on a footpath which left us less than 15 metres to walk through thick grass to get to the Confluence. This turned out to be near the top of a large anthill covered with grass, trees, and bamboo. We scrambled up, found some ground where we could stand upright on the incline with our GPS readings showing we were at our target position, and took photos.

Our GPS screen photo shows from top left the time 14:03, elevation 1216 metres, position S12 59 999, E27 59 999, and accuracy 3 metres. Four photos are taken from this point in true S, W, N, and E directions, as well as one from the footpath showing the anthill in the near background, and one of the group. Great fun.


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#1: Confluence point from footpath
#2: Due south from confluence
#3: Due west from confluence
#4: Due north from confluence
#5: Due east from confluence
#6: GPS screen at 13S 28E
#7: Our group with confluence in background
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