Just you and East Africa’s second-highest mountain – a dormant volcano rising high above the plains.
Casting a shadow over the Great Rift Valley, Mount Kenya rises high above the cloud to a height of 5,199m. It’s a lot quieter than nearby Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The sense of majestic isolation is all the greater and the potential for wildlife sightings better.
Taking on the challenge of this East African monolith is also the only way to reach a caldera more than two miles wide. Summiting it reveals expansive vistas running from the ash cones of eruptions a century ago. It may not be the roof of Africa but it does feel that way.