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A few thoughts about the gear I used in Kenya

In the months before I left home for Mount Kenya, I had all sorts of thoughts going through my mind regarding clothes, sleeping bags, gadgets and other kit.  Most of my kit would be carried by a porter and I’d … Continue reading

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Mount Kenya – Part 3 – The summit….?

I woke up at about 1:15am; 40 minutes before my alarm was due to sound.  I didn’t feel too bad, but took some preemptive ibuprofen to be on the safe side.  I couldn’t get back to sleep, so I started … Continue reading

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Mount Kenya – Part 2

The plan for today had been to do a couple of steep ascents and descents and finish at Mackinder’s Camp at 4300m – and that’s what the rest of the group did.  I, meanwhile, took the advice of the Guides … Continue reading

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Mount Kenya – Part 1

Last year, out of the blue, I was offered the opportunity to join a group on a trek up Mount Kenya.  Having never walked outside of the UK, and unlikely to do anything so adventurous on my own, I accepted … Continue reading

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