Kenya: Day 5: Mount Kenya, Part 3
Nada and me spent our third hiking day to Mount Kenya in Mackinder's Camp at 4200 m with an acclimatisation walk to nearby tarn. Morning was cold, temperatures were below zero, but when the sun comes out, it can be quite warm.
Mount Kenya straddles the equator. This means during the northern hemisphere summer the sun is to the north of the mountain. The altitude and aspect of the watersheds and main peaks results in the north side of the upper mountain being in summer condition. Simultaneously, the southern side is experiencing winter conditions. Once it is the southern hemisphere summer, the situation reverses.
|View to our campsite from above|
|It was cold at night|
|Breakfast - mushroom soup with salami and garlic|
|Batian, Nelion and Lenana (farthest) and landscape around them.|
|Two tarn water source|
|Teleki tarn named after Count Samuel Teleki, who led the first expedition to penetrate the forest zone of Mount Kenya in 1887.|
|Back to the base|
|Altitude sandwich, salami and garlic|
|Tent needed a little upgrade|
|Guess who won in rummy|
|Our plan: Naro Moru Route for ascend and Chogoria Route for descent|
Hike to Mount Kenya 3/5.
Previous days on blog of Kenya travel days with Nada:
Pre-Pre Day, Pre-Day, Day1, Day2, Day3, Day4.