ARCHIVE KENYA 27 – LOOKING UP AT MT KENYA

 

 


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Mt Kenya, seen from the gate of Mt Kenya National Park; August 1978.  The dark highland forest surrounding the mountain has mist clouds. Above the forest is a great mass of slightly paler, hummocky country known as the Vertical Bog, a steep and muddy section. Further up again, bare rock, ice and snow.

Actual rock and ice climbing techniques and equipment are not necessary for all but the summit, which is slightly obscured by cloud here.  Most visitors (including me!) only climb (walk) up to the tall pinnacle on the right, which is just below the main peaks.  But, still, this is really quite a formidable, wet and steep walk, the later stages of which are made more difficult by the thinness of the air – it took me about a day to become used to the lower oxygen levels.

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THE ARCHIVE KENYA SERIES

I’m re-posting photographs that I took in Kenya over 30 years ago.  You can find more context here .  Click onto the “Archive Kenya” tag (below) to see more of these film images from Kenya.

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

2 Responses to ARCHIVE KENYA 27 – LOOKING UP AT MT KENYA

  1. A marvelous place.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes. Like Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya is the remnant of a volcano. As Africa split along the rift valleys, large amounts of hot material welled up from inside the Earth and uplifted the topography to form the East African and Ethiopian highlands. Where the hot material reached the surface, volcanoes formed.

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