Anyone trying to climb Mount Kenya?

As per title really!

The trip to climb Mount Kenya - TYA departing 15th September is guaranteed so I know some of you are, but are you reading the forums.....

HelenW

Yes, I'm going. Have you done anything like this before?

Helen

rmarples

Hi Helen,

Nice to see someone else is going :)

I've done a couple of trips like this before, although this one does seem to be somewhat of a whistlestop trek (descend, shower, jump on plane!). Anything that goes to 5000m will pose some challenges no matter what you've done before I think.

Have you done anything like this before?

Rob

HelenW

Hi Rob,

Never done anything this high, only some walking in Scotland and a little in the Alps. After Mt Kenya I'm flying to Tanzania and going up Kilimanjaro. My ambition for a year or two now.

Mt Kenya does seem a whistlestop tour, I agree, but seems to be a fascinating mountain. I'm starting a serious walking programme in the next week. Also some gym work as I live in Hampshire where there are few mountains!

In spite of being a member for 2 years, as it says below, I've never been away with Exodus before.

Have you?

Helen

rmarples

I think Mt Kenya will be excellent preparation for Kili - what route are you doing on Kili?

I've done quite a lot of trips with Exodus - I get the 10% discount :p - including Kili via the Rongai route a couple of years ago, that was a really good trip, summit day is chuffing hard work, the rest is enjoyable.

I've never had a bad trip with Exodus, my Kili outing was essentially sub-contracted out to the African walking company, I imagine that Mt Kenya might be the same.

Have you got all your kit sorted out? 

HelenW

hi Rob, sorry not to have replied for a month, but it's been a really busy month for me.

I'm off to Glencoe tomorrow for 2 weeks walking - or should I say swimming, judging by the weather down here. Anyway, it will be kill or cure and a chance to really put my boots under test. I have 2 pairs and am nonot sure which pair to take with me.

I have not got my kit sorted out yet and will want to hire sleeping bag and sleeping mat from Exodus somehow. It will have to wait until I come back, though, so hope that will be ok.

I'm doing Kili by the Rongai route. Seems a good one, and it was the one whose timings fitted with Mt Kenya.

Have you done all the vaccinations etc? Am booking an appointment with my surgery for when I return from the North.

Helen 

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