With the expedition complete and the team relaxing in a comfortable hotel with great Wi-Fi, expedition leader Garrett Madison provided this expedition recap and a cache of amazing climb photos:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Kenya expedition. We are back in Nanyuki, Kenya at the base of Mount Kenya. We had a wonderful climb yesterday to the summit – all three high points were reached on the peak: Lenana, Nelion, and Batian, the highest point on Mount Kenya. It was a beautiful 18-pitch technical rock climb and rappel back down. It was about a 16-hour day for us.
Today we descend down, back into the lush forest, and to the Soames Hotel here, a very comfortable place to stay in Nanyuki. Tomorrow, we’ll head back to Nairboi and fly back to the USA.
It’s been a great trip and we look forward to returning to Kenya at some point in the future.
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:
– Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:
- 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: