Is climbing mountains supposed to be this hard?
Trip Start May 18, 2011
152Trip End Aug 08, 2012
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Climbed Mount Longonot
I had again taken a Matatu to get where I was going on and doing so stocked up on some supplies for the walk, including some ginger biscuits and a strawberry yoghurt drink.
When I eventually made it to the top I was tired, sweaty and ready to eat my energy providing snacks. Unfortunately the heat had curdled my yoghurt, so it was ginger biscuits and water to keep my going
I was joined at the top by a group of Kenyans on a church group trip. They were very friendly and I walked the rest of the way down the crater. This started off well, but I soon went quiet and just had to concentrate on ignoring the huge blisters forming on my heels.
The church group left me for dust, but I caught up and the base of the mountain and they were kind enough to give me a lift back to Naivasha town. I headed back to the hostel and went to work on getting my feet back into some kind of decent shape.
Besides all the moaning about my poor little feet I really enjoyed the day on the mountain, however it’s probably put pay to climbing Mount Kenya, my feet won’t recover in time, gutted! Perhaps I’ll go back to my original plan and do Kilimanjaro, even though it is twice the price of Mount Kenya?