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Mount Kenya climb Day 1

It’s an early morning start as I head to the hotel to pick up the climbers.  We meet at the hotel’s reception and introductions are made.  I brief the climbers on matters of safety, diet, health, drive time, weather, and generally what to expect on the mountain.  This discussion continues on the four hours drive…

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Mount Kenia trek Day 2

I wake up early and assemble all the helpers at the kitchen so that breakfast is prepared early enough as we are going to have a long day.  We set up the table and by 7 am breakfast is ready.  I wake the climbers and show them to the table.  It’s quite a meal comprising…

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Mt Kenya Climbing Day 3

We passed the night without disturbance, and rose with the sun.  Mount Kenya’s peaks glitterd superbly in the sky. It was a good night’s sleep except for a slight disturbance around 3am when another party headed off to attempt Point Lenena but I can’t really recall falling back to sleep to wake up at  7.00am!  I am out of…

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Mt Kenya Climbing Day 4

My team and I are up by 6.00am and we start preparing breakfast so that by 8.00am we will all be out of camp.  Today we are doing the peak circuit.  This is one of the most exciting trekking routes not only in Kenya but in East Africa. This is surely going to be a…

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Mt Kenia Climb Day 5

This is the peak assault day.  I and the helpers wake up at 4.00am and start preparing a simple breakfast of Tea and Biscuits.  By 4.30am the climbers are woken up  At this point I’m busy making sure they are all dressed  right and that they don’t forget their cameras!  For the peak assault, I’m going…

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Monte Kenya Climb Day 6

This is our final day on the mountain.  After breakfast I go to clear everything at the park gate as the helpers pack up everything. From here we then descend leisurely through the wild bamboo forest for two hours to the 10km mark. We see buffaloes and elephants on the way. We then catch a vehicle for…

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