For an 8 day trip, this was a real adventure. Although primarily about reaching the summit of Mount Kenya, I thought travelling about 150 miles across the centre of Kenya, and back into the centre of Nairobi, was a really interesting experience - a panorama of people, animals, the Kenyan landscape and East Africa.
A great experience but harder than the impression given from the daily height gains shown in the trip notes. There's a lot of additional ups and downs involved. This isn't just trekking straight up a mountain. Several people in the party who've done Kilimanjaro said Mount Kenya was more beautiful, varied and difficult and required a wider variety of mountaineering skills. The trip notes for the final two days need to be revised as they don't reflect the situation on the ground.
The trip notes have been revised for 2012 as we now ascent via a different route to that used in 2011. The path for the final ascent to the summit had become unpredictable underfoot especially when it has snowed a day or two before any ascent. The park authorities had promised to put up a cable for trekkers to support themselves with, but this has not happened at the time of writing, so we now ascent via an alternative route.
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http://bit.ly/1uJEb7... Do you have a taste for adventure? This is for you. We chatted with our friends at Exodus Travels to create this adventure bucket list. The Adventure Bucket List10 hours 17 min ago.
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