Saturday
Aug162014

26th August Slideshow @ Casual Bites 8PM

In November 2013, Florian Keller left Nairobi in a 1997 Toyota Landcruiser dubbed “Pele”. His destination - Rio de Janeiro and the 2014 Football World Cup. 199 days and 42,000 km later, he crossed the border from Bolivia to Brazil, three days before the opening match of the World Cup.

The journey took him through 26 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Heading north from Kenya, he crossed the Gulf of Aden from Djibouti to Oman, drove onwards to Dubai and crossed the Persion Gulf to Southern Iran from where he headed east through Central Asia and Mongolia and then across Siberia. After reaching the Pacific Ocean at Vladivostok, he shipped the car to Japan and onwards to Los Angeles for the second part of the journey - through Mexico and Central America and along the Andes to Brazil. 

The August slide show will cover the first part of the journey from Nairobi to the Pacific Ocean. En route, Florian and his travel companions explored the Silk Route, battled with Siberian winter temperatures of below -45°C, skied in Iran, Central Asia and Russia, snowboarded on frozen Lake Baikal being pulled by their faithful expedition vehicle "Pele" and in a scary moment broke through the ice of the frozen Amur River.

 

Part II in September!

Tuesday
Aug052014

Social Nite

The social gathering will be at Casual Bites, Centro House, (CB is right next to Open House Restaurant) on Tuesday, August 12th from 8:00 PM. 

So come down, spend time with other outdoor folks and the weekend won't seem so far away.

Invite your non member friends too. The more the merrier.

Cash bar.

Location of Casual Bites (next to Open House)  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Open+House+Restaurant+Ltd/@-1.2633287,36.8028941,19z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf489f4c3c1a38e0d?hl=en

Parking (timed) at the Uchumi compound, opposite The Mall. 

Welcome.

MCK Committee
Tuesday
Aug052014

Upcoming Meets

Postponed - Maxidash Rock climbing Competition. Overnight camping at Hell's Gate. Contact Jennifer

7th -10th August - Mt. Kenya Hiking - Organiser Liz Were

End August - Mt. Longonot with possible camping at Hell's Gate (with climbing) - Organiser Liz Were and Fish

12th August - Social Nite at Casual Bites - 8pm, Westlands

26th August - Slideshow - 8pm, Westlands. Location TBA

16th - 21st September - Camping in the Mara  Organiser Remi

26th - 28th September - Climbing and hiking at Dragons Teeth. Organiser Jeff

4th - 12th Oct - Hiking in Spain. Organiser Jeff

TBA - Mt Kenya Clean up - Organiser Joy Owango

Early Feb 2015 - Ruwenzoris. Organiser Jeff

Reminder - Every Wednesday discounted rates for MCK members at Bluesky Climbing gym. (Show your card or receipt for discount)

 

Tuesday
Jul082014

Upcoming Meets

8th July - Social Nite at Casual Bites, Westlands (see post below)
29th July - Possible Slideshow about a road trip from Kenya to Brazil, or movie night - North Face of Eiger. More details to follow.
Early August - Mt. Kenya Hiking - Contact Liz Were
End August - Mt. Longonot with possible camping at Hell's Gate (with climbing) - Contact Liz Were and Fish
16th - 21st September - Camping in the Mara  Contact Remi

4th - 12th Oct - Hiking in Spain. Contact Jeff

TBA - Mt Kenya Clean up - Contact Joy Owango

Feb 2015 - Ruwenzoris. Contact Jeff

 

Tuesday
Jul082014

Social Nite

The social gathering will be at Casual Bites, Centro House, (CB is right next to Open House Restaurant) on Tuesday, July 8th from 8:00 PM. 

So come down, spend time with other outdoor folks and the weekend won't seem so far away.

Invite your non member friends too. The more the merrier.

Cash bar.

Location of Casual Bites https://www.google.com/maps/place/Open+House+Restaurant+Ltd/@-1.2633287,36.8028941,19z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf489f4c3c1a38e0d?hl=en

Parking (timed) at the Uchumi compound, opposite The Mall. 

Welcome.

MCK Committee
Saturday
May242014

Movie Night - Westlands 27th May

Unfortunately we do not have slideshow lined up this month. However, we do have a great movie to share. More details on the movie will be forthcoming.

Venue: Casual Bites, Westlands. Movie starts at 8:30pm, so come earlier.

Do not forget about the Annual Dinner on the 14/15 June. Early bird payment and registration is extended till Tuesday 27th, so this is an opportunity to come and book.

Membership cards will be available for pickup too.

Food and Cash bar. 

Location of Casual Bites https://www.google.com/maps/place/Open+House+Restaurant+Ltd/@-1.2633287,36.8028941,19z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf489f4c3c1a38e0d?hl=en

Parking (timed) at the Uchumi compound, opposite The Mall. 

Welcome.

MCK Committee

Saturday
May242014

Upcoming Meets

24th May - Minidash, Lukenya Rock Climbing competition.

27th May - Movie Night Venue: Casual Bites, Westlands

30th May - 2nd Jun - Hike up Mt. Kenya is CANCELLED

31st May - 2nd Jun - Hiking and Camping at Ololokwe.

2nd - 8th June - Extended trip to Northern Kenya after Ololokwe.

14th - 15th June - Annual MCK Party - Manyika Hse Thika

28th June - Maxidash Rock climbing Competition. Overnight camping at Hell's Gate.

4th -6th July - Climbing at Dragons Teeth.

TBA - Mt Kenya Clean up.