Mt Kenya Walking Safari

Just back from a great trip up (and down) Mt Kenya.  With 5 rugged Londoners we embarked on our trip as ominous clouds built about the peaks.

Our route was up the Chogoria route and down the Naro Moro.  The weather fortunately stayed perfectly good and we had a super trip, everyone making it to Lanana in one piece.

Here are some pics:

Mt Kenya. Descending to Michaelson.
Mt Kenya. Descending to Michaelson.
Mt Kenya. Michaelson Camp
Mt Kenya. Michaelson Camp.
Lake Michaelson Groudsels
Lake Michaelson Groudsels
Lake Michaelson
Lake Michaelson
Climbing up from Michaelson. Mt Kenya
Climbing up from Michaelson. Mt Kenya
Climbing Mt Kenya
Climbing Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya Trekking
Mt Kenya Trekking
Mt Kenya Safari
Mt Kenya Safari
Lobelia
Lobelia
Mt Kenya Climb
Mt Kenya Climb
Mt Kenya Walking Safari
Mt Kenya Walking Safari
Mt Kenya Trek
Mt Kenya Trek
Simba Col
Simba Col
Simba Col Climb
Simba Col Climb
Enjoying the view
Enjoying the view
Up High on Mt Kenya
Up High on Mt Kenya
View from Lanana
View from Lanana
Looking at Batian
Looking at Batian
Up Lanana
Up Lanana

Lanana Peak

 

Nelion, Mt Kenya
Nelion, Mt Kenya
Austrian Hut
Austrian Hut
Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya Descent
Mt Kenya Descent
Mt. Kenya
Mt. Kenya
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Mt. Kenya Burning

Today we went to Nanyuki and around midday we began to see billowing smoke coming from up from the Mt. Kenya forest.  We were told that the fire has been going for several days, that the British Army was helping to contain it and that it appeared to be largely contained this morning.  Winds in the afternoon though got the fire raging and now at 9:00 at night almost the entire Mountain is aglow in embers.  At Tumaren we are 70km from Mount Kenya and the ring of fire looks to cover a very substantial area from here.  We can only hope that much of the primordial forests are spared and that much of the burning is in the understory and not in the canopy of the large Olives and Cedars.  Hopefully we will know more in the morning.

Karisia Walking Safaris

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