• WANALE…. WE DID IT
    Adventure,  Travel

    WANALE…. WE DID IT

    Previously on Wanale S01: -Some chivalrous guy dropped a lass he was helping across a stream splash into the water, -Bodies collapsed in thuds on the slippery trails, -It was a mud bath by the time we arrived at the top of the ridge. As we found out this time around, it would have been asking for too much to expect more of the same on the fomo trip to Wanale. First off, none of the incidents above came to repeat itself -thankfully. This hike more than anything showed that there is a growing thirst for these activity filled weekends as there were only two survivors from the previous foray in 2015.…

  • NGETA -ROLLING IN THE DEEP
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    NGETA -ROLLING IN THE DEEP

    When we set off from Kampala, it was with a bit of reservation. Our anxiety came from a combination of factors: the vast majority of the group had never been to Lira or heard anything exciting come out of there, save for Lira Lira; our number was only half of what we had grown accustomed to every time we go to hike a new destination. It was a relief then to see that we got off to a good start arriving at our destination at exactly midnight and pitching camp right before the rain set in. This may sound mundane until one reminds you that we have pitched tents at 6am…

  • MT. SABYINYO… WHEN THE OLD MAN’S TEETH STILL BITE!
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    MT. SABYINYO… WHEN THE OLD MAN’S TEETH STILL BITE!

    So this is how it went down. We jumped on to the UWA bus to hit the road to Kisoro. Everybody was happy it was a day time trip as we would get to take in the scenery on the approach to Kisoro. Mountain Slayers Kenya was already up on Sabyinyo that very day alongside a smaller group of 7 MSU hikers who were on a 3-mountain challenge that weekend, i.e. Muhavura, Sabyinyo and Mgahinga. This early party was 18-strong. Their grueling pursuit was not the kind of thing one does for Facebook likes but it is the stuff street cred is made of. As Agasha put it, “the best…