Climbing Mount Kenya with one shoe

My school this semester organised an excursion to Mount Kenya.
As an FYI, Mount Kenya is the highest Mountain in Kenya with the highest peak being Batian which stands at 5,199 meters. Being the second highest mountain in Africa, being just 2.5-3 hours away from Nairobi,I think it was about time to make a few memories and landmarks. I was talking to this teacher, he is a Reverend, and we were talking about paper money and how he collects from different countries, he has 242 different paper money and about 340 coin money. He stopped and told me, I’m telling you this so you can be jealous, so that you will want it for your self or even better, so that when we meet one day in the future you will tell me ‘I have also been to 56 countries’For him so far he has been to 13 African countries and in total 55 countries.

As the story goes, we were to go there animal sighting, not the hike or climbing, but as bad planning goes, we left school at 6:30 instead of 5:30 as anticipated. We stopped in Karatina town for tea break and continued the journey , buy the time were were getting to the gates it was 12:30 PM.


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DSCF0844 The rains started just when we were to begin the walk, do we stop or do were go ahead?


A little rain never hurt no body! Natural hair representing!!! No need to get cover or hide, water is good for you 😉


This tree must have seen harsh days, reminds me of a hunted house.



This is my favorite tree of them all. See the way it is twisted? Awesome!


This is as far as we could go considering the time and the unpreparedness to climb all the way. I was informed that to get all the way, one needs for days.


There have been constructing a road,to facilitate rescues, this is how it looks so far. It is very slippery.


When i say muddy, slippery and a lady who was not ready for a hike, this are the results, my shoes got stuck in mud, lifted my leg and the sole of the shoe come off. I had to walk all the way with one shoe. 20 PLUS KILOMETERS WITH ONE SHOE! All the stones, the mud, the slips, everything.


The sock fought a good fight,served me well.


And that ladies and gentlemen is how my first Mount Kenya Climb went. If you can climb barefoot is we should trade notes.

See you on the next unplanned event.



12 thoughts on “Climbing Mount Kenya with one shoe

  1. I have loved reading the blog, made me feel part of your #ClimbingMountKenyaWithOneShoe and looking
    forward to seeing other most rewarding
    memorable moments as you promised!!! :-p :-p :-p


  2. Great! I had been in mount Kenya last year. The goal was Nelion and Batian, unfortunately though we had to start abseiling down just a couple of pitches before the top, as we ran out of daylight. I still owe a visit yet. Try also Stanley and Elgon, crazy mountains!


      1. It is right on the boarders of SW Uganda with Congo. It’s the third highest in the continent. I could fairly enough say it was my favorite out of all I climbed in Africa. Very mystical mountain!


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