Mountain Climbing Experience

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I love being out door most of my weekends as much as i can. A few months ago, i went on a hiking and mountain climbing the second largest mountain in Africa, Mt.Kenya. The experience was thrilling, great, tiresome and even life threatening. Covered 82 kms and went from 1700 altitude to 4950 altitude high in 5 days. Temperatures ranging from -2 degrees - 5 degrees. sometime a bit sunny for a few hours


High altitude sickness almost cost me, lack of oxygen is real and the experience is one of a life time. Mt Kenya area is covered forest, bare land , large rocks and home to Elephants, Buffaloes, antelopes and many more animals.


I would stay in a cabin in a middle of a forest anytime :)  



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Nice. I like to experience doing this but I am afraid I wont make it to the top. :grin::grin::grinning:

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Amazing x I am not fit enough for this we walk a lit we are about 850 up and the range we are on nearby is only around 14/15000

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Frederick.Dizon wrote:
Nice. I like to experience doing this but I am afraid I wont make it to the top. :grin::grin::grinning:


Summiting is the most challenging i must say. That is like on the forth day and you are tired and the altitude is getting and higher. Once you are on top, it is worth it :)


You have to be mentally prepared

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Amazing x I am not fit enough for this we walk a lit we are about 850 up and the range we are on nearby is only around 14/15000


For mountain climbing is more of mental and physical preparation. But you can do it :)

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Cool!!! I also used to climb mountains. The highest I've been to was Mt.Pulag in the Philippines at 2922 MASL, we took the Akiki Trail and it took us 2 days to the summit! There were three trails but it's the hardest one. It also has the most beautiful and diverse view while hiking. It was really cold at the top. I can't imagine how cold would that be in Mt. Kenya considering the snow and the altitude. Good job!!!

mismei

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The view is breathtaking! This makes me want to climb a frozen mountain! haha

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This is me and my daughter when we climb Tarak Ridge here in the Philippines on her birthday. It took us 11 hours, it hurts so good the next morning.  

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Jackiya01 wrote:
i went on a hiking and mountain climbing the second largest mountain in Africa, Mt.Kenya.

I looked down on Mt Kenya from the top of Kilimanjaro:







I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Nice pic leo, maybe 10 years back old? hehehehe....how I wish I can travel also...

nursalyn

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leosmith wrote:
Jackiya01 wrote:
i went on a hiking and mountain climbing the second largest mountain in Africa, Mt.Kenya.

I looked down on Mt Kenya from the top if Kilimanjaro:

Awesome :)


Hopefully my next would be Mt climbing in Kilimanjaro.










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Aileen.Cortes wrote:


This is me and my daughter when we climb Tarak Ridge here in the Philippines on her birthday. It took us 11 hours, it hurts so good the next morning. :joy:

Awwww so lovely that you take care with you on adventures like this.

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Aileen.Cortes wrote:


This is me and my daughter when we climb Tarak Ridge here in the Philippines on her birthday. It took us 11 hours, it hurts so good the next morning. :joy:


Niceee!! I also wanted to go there but I never had the chance

mismei

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Wow you guys are awesome! I have never nothing this adventurous. Just wow...

-Ari-

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yeah Ari awesome! we should try this very exciting,,,,,,mismei we should plan for adventurous even not there even our country that whould be nice... 

nursalyn

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Nursalyn wrote:
Nice pic leo, maybe 10 years back old?

18 years ago

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Nursalyn wrote:
yeah Ari awesome! we should try this very exciting,,,,,,mismei we should plan for adventurous even not there even our country that whould be nice...:smiley:


Yesssss!! Just the easy fun climbs lol. I'm now retired for difficult major climbs as I now easily get tired after 10 steps while hiking. Oh, I'm getting old  

mismei

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Same here mismei....heheheh  

nursalyn

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