Climbing Africa's second highest mountain, Mt. Kenya, was undoubtedly one of the most physically challenging experiences of my life. The mountain actually has three distinct peaks, and the two highest of these require technical climbing to summit. The shortest of them, Point Lenana, reaches an elevation of 16,355 feet, and doesn't require any ropes or technical knowledge to reach. It does, however, require an absurdly early start – something like midnight – from camp two, to reach the summit at sunrise, which I did in order to take this photo. At the time, I was so sick and tired that I honestly didn't really enjoy the experience. Looking back now, I'm sure glad I stuck with it.
Uploaded: Jan 8, 2016
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