Wednesday
Mar302011

2nd April : Climbing at Lukenya with Jeff

Jeff will be heading out to Lukenya on Saturday 2nd April. Meeting place is Nakumatt Juntion at 8.00am. If you are interested send Jeff an email J.Mariner@cgiar.org

Thursday
Mar242011

29th March 2011 : Supper night - Slideshow by Michael McCartney

The topics of the slideshow are
A two week safari through Northern Kenya - Lake Turkana's eastern side, Sibiloi National Park, the Chalbi Desert, hiking on Mount Kulal, the Ndotos and the Milgis and Seiya luggas.
 
An easy day out from Nairobi - hiking The Elephant at the southern end of the Aberdares.
Contact Johanes(dietz.johannes@gmail.com) for more info
Monday
Mar212011

2nd April 2011 - Ngong Hills Walk

Walking from Ngong Village to Kona Baridi. 
 
Meet at YAYA centre for 7:30 am departure on 2nd April, or 8:00 am at Ngong Police Station. 
 
Please contact Jo Zaremba on jo@jozbike.freeserve.co.uk to sign up for the trip.
 
If you are interested in transport to / from YAYA centre please let me know by no later than Saturday, 26 March 2011.  I’ll organize a shuttle to drop us at Ngong Village & collect us at the end of the walk in Kisserian to return us to Yaya after the walk.
 
Costs:
 
Share of transport – around KSH 1,000 per person (or less, depending on size of group)
Park fees – KSH 100 for Kenyans …
Share of guard fees (KSH 1,500 per guard – cost will depend on size of group / number of guards)
 
Bring:
 
Id & money for fees
Waterproof shoes
Snack / sandwiches
Water (minimum 1.5 litres)
Tuesday
Mar152011

March 20th : Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Mountain Club of Kenya will be held on the 20th of March (Sunday) at MCK/DIVE clubhouse from 11am till 1pm.

After the meeting, BBQ lunch is organized and everyone is invited to bring food as well. Climbing cave is ready for use and so is the swimming pool to cool down.. :) 

Elections for the committee will also be held on this day. Job descriptions for each position are available at the club house.

Members are welcome to join Steven Bennett in doing some work on the holds of the climbing cave after the AGM.

Wednesday
Feb162011

22nd February 2011 : Slideshow by Felix Berg

Felix Berg climbed the top of Himalayas: Cholatse (6445m), Baruntse (7182m) and beautiful Ama Dablam (6855m), Kangchenjunga (8586m) north face and Mount Everest (8850m). Already in 2004 at the age of 23 years he reached the summit of Everest as expedition leader. Felix has pioneered new routes in Africa including the first ground-up ascent on the East face of Mt.Poi (650m, 7b+/A0) and a Ruwenzori traverse from Congo to Uganda. Other challenging routes as on the Eiger and in Patagonia top up great stories that Felix will present live on his slide show on 22nd February 2011 at the clubhouse at the Nairobi Sailing and Sub Aqua Club.

This night is also potluck supper night, please bring a dish. Charges for the dinner are 400/- for non members who have not brought a dish, 200/- for members who have not brought a dish, and for those that have brought a dish eat for free.  

Monday
Feb142011

15th February 2011 : Movie Night - Alone across Australia

In 2001 Jon Muir and his dog, Seraphine, began an odyssey to cross Australia on foot, from the cost of South Asutralia to the north coast of Queensland. 128 days and 2,500 kilometers later, Jon arrived in Burketown, becoming the first person to walk solo and unassisted across the continent of Australia.

Jon Muir is no stranger to extreme adventures. He has climbed Mt. Everest, walked to the South Pole and the North Pole, paddled alone in a sea kayak to the tip of Cape York; but this solo walk, which took him across four of the driest deserts in the world, was to be his toughest challenge to date. His only equipment was two trekking poles and a homemade cart, containing a a few essentials, which he pulled behind him. The bulk of his food came from what he could hunt or gather along the way. Alone Across Australia is a film about Jon's epic and spiritual journey into the heart and soul of Austalia. 

**Winner of 18 International Film Festival awards, including Peoples Choice Award Banff Mountain Film Festival '04
**Official selection in 30 2004 Film Festivals including Full Frame, Silverdocs, Telluride, Hot Springs
Tuesday
Jan182011

22nd January : Minidash at Lukenya

The “Mini-Dash” rock climbing competition is a shorter alternative to the annual “Maxi-Dash.” The objective of the Mini Dash is for teams of two people to score as many points as possible by successfully climbing set climbs in Lukenya.

All MCK members and guests, including non climbers, are welcome to spectate the competition. Once the Mini Dash is over, all are invited to camp on the Lukenya grounds on Saturday night, so don’t forget to bring your tents, drinks, and food. A great opportunity to convene round the file and recount tales of the day.

Contact elena.olivi@gmail.com