After arrival in Nairobi last night, our Mount Kenya private expedition with Chase and expedition leader, Garrett Madison, kicked off this morning with a drive to the Meru Bandas trailhead on the Chogoria route. Here’s Garrett’s audio dispatch:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Kenya expedition. Today is Saturday, January 16th and we departed Nairobi this morning from our hotel and drove a few hours to the trailhead here at Mount Kenya. We just arrived and had lunch and settled into our camp. We’re going to have a relaxing afternoon and then have dinner this evening and go to bed.
Tomorrow we start trekking up the mountain. So, hopefully we will reach the summit in a few days, 4 or 5 or 6 days, and be back in Nairobi in about a week!
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: