• Adventure,  Mountaineering Tips

    Ill-advised hiking gear: The story of Matilda and her oppressive Timberlands.

    What shoes one wears during their leisure activities does not count for much most of the time unless its one’s hiking shoes, somehow I forgot to highlight that part when Matilda, a first-time hiker inquired whether Timberlands would do if one intended to take a leisurely walk along the base of the Rwenzori in Kasese. I must have agreed with the nonchalance of one trying to attract the attention of a waiter at whatever watering-hole we were having this discussion. The Kilembe hike was one of those we made up on the fly. We had faith in our ability and that of the fixer on ground to find a route…