Mt. Longonot.

If there is one mountain I can climb again and again, it would be Mt Longonot. Actually I have climbed it several times but I don’t seem to get enough of it. Am not sure whether it’s because of the steep incline, the high altitude, or the amazing views, Mt. Longonot always takes my breath away!

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It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. Its name is derived from the Maasai word oloonong’ot, meaning mountains of many spurs or steep ridges.

The journey to Longonot from Nairobi is approximately one and a half hours, then another two hours climbing the mountain and another 3 hours to make a full circuit around the rim of the crater, plus another two hours coming down. At times, am not even sure I will make it to circumnavigate the crater but I always do!

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Mt. Longonot from a distance

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At the entrance…

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All set for the hike…

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And we climbed….

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We got to the resting point to drink some water and catch some breath….

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First peak before going round the rim….

 

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Inside the crater…

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Yaay we finally made it to the highest peak of Mt. Longonot!

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The peak!

 

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