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Travel Guide – Mt. Kenya

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Travel Guide – Mt. Kenya

Mt. Kenya National Park, a 276 sq. mile park located only two hours from Kenya’s capital, surrounds Africa’s second highest mountain. Mt. Kenya’s three highest peaks are Batian (17,057 ft), Nelion (17,021 ft), and Point Lenana (16,355 ft). These offer a variety of rock, ice and snow climbing opportunities, as well as non-technical summits. The mountain was created about 3 million years ago, erected from many layers of hardened lava....

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro And Waking Up in the Clouds

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro And Waking Up in the Clouds

Although it may sound like I’m describing something you see in a Nyquil induced slumber, this was actually what I got to enjoy every day of my seven day journey of climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. In September of 2011, I was lucky enough to join my father, Robin Mountain, on his third trek up the mountain....

Zach Kayaks Through Upper Elkhorn Creek

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This text message was in regard to the first kayaking trip I had ever taken in my life. The plan was to go kayaking on the upper section of Elkhorn Creek on July 10 and had been put into place several days prior to an immense downpour which lasted roughly three days....

Patagonia Wall of Destiny

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Patagonia Wall of Destiny

“I don’t think this is it” I said. We stopped for a moment and surveyed the area around us. We had gained about 800 meters in elevation from the river valley below and up a drainage into this rocky bowl between the peaks of several mountains just that morning. Now in early afternoon we were surrounded by talus and scree, no plants in sight and walls of scree all around us. It was true alpine terrain and we might be stuck.....

Louisville Grotto Climbs Frenchman Knob Cave

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Louisville Grotto Climbs Frenchman Knob Cave

In August of 2013, a group of Louisville Grotto members traveled to Frenchman Knob cave in central Kentucky. At 180 feet deep, the entrance pit of this cave is one of the deepest in the state. Exploring a vertical pit cave like this requires specialized climbing and rigging gear, much of which we can find at Quest Outdoors....

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