Hiking trip


Clear blue sky
Views from the top are amazing, getting there is another matter
Sunrise from the summit
Surface of the mountain
Your regular host at the summit
Just before daybreak
5 star accommodation at Shipton camp, elevation 4200m asl
This plant stores its water
These birds have evolved to survive the cold mountain climate. They are also quite friendly/ docile. There are not many predators, if any.
This is before I was tired
Penis envy anyone?
Reflection of the footbridge
Where it all began

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

24 thoughts on “Hiking trip

  1. it must be freezing up there

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  2. ladysighs says:

    Really really like your travel/adventure photos! What a beautiful day!
    I especially like your comments about each picture. The commentary is Not Too Much, Not Too Little, Just Right!

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  3. Tish Farrell says:

    So many ‘wish I was there’ shots here, Mak, tiredness included. Did the altitude affect you in other ways.

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    • makagutu says:

      Well, I paid for the rapid ascent by throwing up but that was it.

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      • Tish Farrell says:

        Hm. That must’ve been a bit debilitating. Still – Kirinyaga must be one those ‘best ever’ experiences. There was a slightly mad Swiss-English woman – Vivienne de Watville who went to live on the slopes of Mt Kenya for several months and wrote about it. Much later she ended up living and dying in very rural Shropshire not far from us. And then there was Joy Adamson of course, also slightly mad, who went up there to create fabulous botanical paintings of the plant life. The summit was my first view of Kenya when I flew in – Jomo Kenyatta was out of plane parking space, and the one I was on, kept flying round and round the summit until it could land. I could scarcely believe my eyes up among those dark jagged spires.

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  4. renudepride says:

    Looks like an exciting weekend adventure. Glad you enjoyed yourself and that you survived! Good job and terrific photographs, my Kenyan brother. ๐Ÿ™‚ Naked hugs!

    P.S.: Penis envy???? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. john zande says:

    God I miss hiking!

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  6. basenjibrian2 says:

    Amazing photos. Maka

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  7. Such a wonderful trip!

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