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Mount Kenya – From 5199m To Zero

Report by Raymond Kröger Somewhere in the year, my wife (Michi) and I started toying with the idea of taking some undeserved sabbatical-style time off, going to Kenya or something… and well, climbing a mountain there if we could find one.  And so we did, discovering Mount Kenya.  Now numerous South Africans we know have […]

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Snow on the equator… and Hot Rock on Mount Kenya

The Sirimon Route gate sits at about 2700 m, with the Old Moses Hut a 9 km walk up to 3300 m. The walk took most of us 2 to 3 hours with heavy packs, with some of the group electing to stay at Old Moses to acclimatize and others choosing to push on to […]

Along the summit ridge with about 4 pitches to go

Climbing Mount Kenya

I want to die… someone, somewhere please kick me in the head! My head aches and the dry heaving is now getting old. Damn, I hate the altitude. For some unknown reason I have an inherent inability to operate above 4000m without serious acclimatisation. Tyrone and Hannes are fine, minor headaches and that’s all. Shmucks.

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South African born, Nic Paidas (28) ‘aka 1armbandit’ is an avid rock climber and mountaineer. The only difference between Nic and other climbers is that he was born with only a left hand.