Monthly Archives: April, 2010

Climbing Mt. Kenya

for days and nights, under frosty clouds and glacial twilight, across valleys and peaks, for blood and gore, for glory and more, tread fearless, tread merciless, for you are immortal… ~ Master The Siromon-Chogoria Route (West to East). DOs – Be very fit before climbing. – Drink lots of water through out. – Carry energy …

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Where Eagles dare – Day 3 II

April 04: Heaven part II, east side. After leaving the snow highs we start our descent through Gorges valley towards Mintos, and this is known as the Chogoria Route. From Shipton to Mintos took 3h 30m should be about 9KM, I reckon. From Mintos to Mt. Kenya Lodge is 18KM, took 7h! We reached Mt. …

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Where Eagles dare – Day 3 I

April 04: Breakfast with the gods. The Gikuyu believe their gods live on top of Mt. Kenya. There’s a story of an old native men who climbs bare foot to the peak, to offer his prayers to them as mentioned by our guide. For the first time in two days we had sunshine, was really …

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Where Eagles dare – Day 2

April 03: Heaven part I, west side. Ater a tiring prior day, woke up at 6.00 am and were off at 8.40 am. It was drizzling out, windy and some icy temperatures. It’s only when you step out of the hut that you realize how stunning the surroundings is, and was not visible last night. …

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Where Eagles dare – Day 1

April 02: Starting from Siromon gate (2650M, 10400F) we walked to base camp Old Moses (3300M, 13000F). To have an idea of how far Mt. Kenya peaks are from the gate take at a look at my earlier post. Took 3h 11m to reach Old Moses from Siromon gate, arrived at 8.38 pm! Walked a …

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