The clouds rolled in today, draping the mountain with a sea of gray. Though the morning began with clear skies, by early afternoon rain began hitting the slopes. From base camp the winds gave inkling to the cold that the team was experiencing on the mountain. None-the-less, by lunch the team had pushed on and made it to the second camp, Liki North.
The team’s sun dances worked, and by late afternoon the clouds parted and allowed them to further prep their bodies by hiking higher to one of the nearby ridge lines. They are practicing the philosophy to “walk high, sleep low” and use the height to acclimatize, but the descent back down to camp to recover.
From the ridge they managed to get an ounce of mobile phone reception, enough to send the following update:
Day 2 on Mt Kenya is so far a success! Today was much steeper and colder but the clouds occasionally part, giving us a peak of the snow-capped summit that keeps us pumped and moving forward! Sending love from 3993 meters (13,100 feet)!
Let’s take a second to meet a couple team members…
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Posted by Laura Hartstone