Dave and Sole check in from Kenya Lodge

Mountain Trip guide Dave Ahrens called in from Kenya Lodge, after reaching the base of their trek from Mount Kenya’s summit back to the lowlands.

They descended from the dusty alpine into the jungly lowlands via the scenic Chigori Route. They decided to push on past the camp that they had intended to sleep in for the night, and head for the relative luxury and running water of the Kenya Lodge. They team enjoyed a well-deserved hot shower, beautiful weather, a homemade meal, and views of the peak that they had just summitted.

Today, they plan to go for a short hike to see if they can catch a glimpse of the elephants (of which they have seen plenty of evidence) and water buffalo that roam the woods. Tomorrow, they plan to head back down to the bustling city of Nairobi.

Here’s Dave with the update!

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