Weekend pics

Public laundromat.
This warning is right in the restaurant. I guess you should have a mask while you eat
Big and small plane
Kisumu dala
A few days of no rain and it is all dust
Crop ready to harvest
Sign of government failure
Sunrise today
Moonlit night

Mt Kenya

The say the height of competition is a dude trying to piss next to a waterfall
I read somewhere that Darwin’s Arch collapsed. Maybe this can be a replacement
Mushroom pillar
Marvels of natural engineering. I don’t know why my engineers give me hell when I ask them to support my cantilevers.

Mt Kenya hike

I have never been so happy to see my car as I was this morning
The twin peaks from Timau
These speak for themselves
The view into this gorge is spectacular. I don’t think the picture does it enough justice
The start of the Summit attempt at 2am
Yours truly
Icicles formed on my bag from where water had been leaking when we went up the summit
Batian and Nelion peaks covered in cloud or is it mist/ fog
The view of sunrise as it rises while at the summit
Point Lenana. Highest trekking point on Mt Kenya
Yours truly looking very warm on this spectacular morning at the peak
I can’t seem to have enough of this
The highest via Ferrata in the world
You told me these are giant what?
View into my tent just before we set off for the summit attempt
Gorges Valley

I hope you find these enjoyable. Just to ask, how many times can I reuse the pictures from this trip to whip up a post?

Table Mountain hike

So I have done a number of hikes recently but this was really a tough one. I am going ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning.

I had planned to leave the house for the long trip at 5:30. That’s the time I woke up. Or later. Drove to Ndunyu Njeru junction then drove on an all weather road for ages.

The access to this mountain is nondescript. There is nothing to tell you that you are at the gate. There is no gate. But that is how it starts to fuck you. There is a steep descent into the river, then you sneak in through the fence and start to climb. It is a sharp incline for 2km where it gets slightly flat.

From there you have a gentle climb to the table which is kinda of an anti climax as there is really no signage to tell you are at the top. I noticed as well that wasn’t the highest point though. Did I mention that getting to that table includes walking through marshland and tuft grass that is so thick you can hardly lift your legs.

Then there is the trek to the 7 ponds through more marshland. If you add to this a lost guide, then you have drama. We were saved by ribbons though. And talking of guides, when I arrived at the start point, I was given a guide. Let’s call her Jane. We hardly hiked 500m before I lost her. She was too slow.

When I finished the hike, I was too thirsty, drank water from here
Who sits to rest after 2km hike.
Yours truly
We went through this
Us trekking to the 7 ponds/ lakes
This is still not how high we went
The 7 ponds