Not in Kansas anymore

Back in January we climbed Mt. Kenya. I wanted to share this photo of the big glacier near the top.

It is hard to believe that such a place is in Africa. Heather and I felt like we were back in Colorado.

By the way, Mt. Kilimanjaro is significantly higher, but it is much more of a single peak compared to Mt. Kenya's multiple peaks. (Yes, I can hear the technical people out there object that Mt. Kili has Mawenzi Peak, a separate peak than the famous Mt. Fuji-like volcanic dome.) And Mt. Kenya looks much more like the Alps or the Rockies.

Comments

3rdfloor20 said…
It's gotta be a thrill to get up that high once in a while. It's worth the hike, as I remember - but it's been 20 years since I climbed. Was it a very technical climb, or did you just hike it most of the way?
Chris said…
This is a wonderful photo to remind me that Africa isn't all on the plains. To me, ALL of Africa is grasslands with lions hiding in it, and the occasional mudhole. Thanks!
Nairobi Paul said…
Rob, it was mostly hiking. The last bit was too scary for one of our party who is afraid of heights. The elevation at the top of the peak we made is 4985m (16450ft), so that was the hardest part: getting enough oxygen.

Chris, it is truly amazing how diverse the environment is in Africa! If we were rich, we'd visit Victoria Falls in Zambia and see the gorillas in Rwanda. But Kenya alone has an amazing range of geography.

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