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Jan 1, 2009 - New Year's Day Journey Back to Nairobi

I awoke New Year's Day morning freezing cold in my cabin at the Old Park Gate in Mount Kenya National Park. As the sun was shining outside, it was significantly warmer there, prompting me to head for the sun. Immediately after a nice breakfast outside in the sun, a special surprise arrived: an elephant wandered into the field adjacent to the camp and was casually eating and strolling about. Only in Africa! With Mount Kenya as a backdrop, the sight made for a fitting conclusion to a great trek. After breakfast, we packed our bags, took our...

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Dec 31, 2008 - Mount Kenya Trek - Day 4

After awakening at 2:30 a.m. and eating a packet of oatmeal which I had brought along on the trek with me - given the early hour, our trekking operator provided us only with tea at this time - , I departed with my summit guide from the day before, Charles, for Point Lenana in the dark of night. I had done the same route on the previous day on my descent from Point Lenana, but it had a completely different feel now in the dark. While walking up the mountain, the batteries in my headlamp went dead, so I pulled out my miniature hand-held...

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Dec 30, 2008 - Mount Kenya Trek - Day 3

It is around 8:00 p.m., and I am absolutely exhausted. After a late breakfast at 8:30 a.m. during which I stuffed myself with Spanish omelettes, sausages and French toast, we set off at 10:30 for the viewpoint at Hausberg Col, which is 4591 meters (15,062 feet) high. Subsequent to reaching the Hausberg Col, Dennis and John, the two lead guides of our group, told me that we were not going further that day. As today is really intended as an acclimatization and rest day before attempting the trek up to Point Lenana (4985 meters; 16,354...

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Dec 29, 2008 - Mount Kenya Trek - Day 2

It is shortly after 10 at night, and I am the last of the trekking guests remaining here in the common room in the hut at Shipton's Camp. Given the cold here, most of the other guests headed for the warmth of their sleeping bags within an hour after dinner. As for me, i'm still not sleepy, so i've been reading. Trying to do anything to keep my mind off of the cold really... It is really cold in here! Today we completed the stretch of the Mount Kenya trek from the Old Moses Camp to Shipton's Camp, a 14 kilometer walk which involved an 890...

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Dec 28, 2008 - Mount Kenya Trek - Day 1

The first day of my Mount Kenya trek organized by Wildebeest Camp & Travels began when a van arrived at around 8 in the morning at the Wildebeest with our guide Dennis to transport me and the two other trekking guests from Wildebeest - two Danish women from Jutland, Christine, a banker, and Mette, a schoolteacher - to the trailhead. We traveled on the highway first to the city of Nanyuki, crossing the equator en route. The drive to Nanyuki lasted about 3 hours. As the road turned out to be in good condition, we had an easy drive by African...

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