Hello. John Mathenge has finally made the life changing decision that he has been postponing for the last 20 years. This is to climb Mt. Kenya twice per year from 27th February to 4th March; 2017 and August 10th to 15th 2017. This is in-order to raise money for building HOPE CENTER near Kenyatta National Hospital (K.N.H). Remember most cancer patients who come to Kenyatta National Hospital are poor and come from upcountry and since the hospital does not provide accommodation, most cancer patients’ dies as result of stress, hunger and lack of accommodation even before completing their treatment program at the hospital. Hope Center will be a 500 bed hostel and counseling center for all cancer patients who come to seek treatment at the hospital. While at HOPE CENTER, they will be provided with free meals, entertainment and accommodation during their entire stay in the hospital. This will help to accelerate their healing process as well reduce stress during this emotionally and financially draining cancer treatment program. Cancer is not a curse and it can affect you, your mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son and nobody know the time and in the manner it may strike. It is disease that consumes a lot of time and money and mostly leaves its victims poor and desperate even before it fully cured. So at this time when hope and money is gone and you or your relative need to continue undergoing treatment; HOPE CENTER will be there to accommodate and feed you for FREE during this trying period.
Therefore am kindly requesting your support financially, morally and in prayers to enable me pursue this noble cause. Hope Center will be build in three phases at a total cost of USD $200 Million. The first phase will be a 500 bed facility whose construction will start on August 2017 at a cost of USD $100 Million and will end on August 2018. Every single coin count and you can donate any amount that God has blessed you with and together we shall make this dream a reality. Kindly share this message though Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or WhatsApp) to all your friends and relatives, churches and all the people and places that matters to you. Your effort however big or small will help in putting that precious smile and hope on that cancer patient in home or hospital who have resigned to his fate. Alternatively you can join me in climbing Mt. Kenya on the date given above.
INFORMATION ABOUT MT. KENYA
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.
Climbing to 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation. Visitors can enjoy mountain climbing, camping and caving with the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks providing the perfect backdrop.
MT. KENYA CLIMBING EXPEDITION-
CLIMBING FOR CHARITY
Theme: To Put Hope and Smiles to Cancer Patients
To build HOPE CENTER at Kenyatta National Hospital to accommodate and feed cancer patients during their treatment program.
DATE:27th February- 4th March; 2017
10th August- 15th August; 2017
REGISTRATION FEES: USD $50(Kshs 5,000)
NB: To attend in the Mt. Kenya climbing expedition, kindly send a request for registration form by Email to: [email protected]
Sirimon Route - Mount Kenya Climbing & hiking
MKC 402: 4 Days Mount Kenya Climb - Sirimon Route
Distance: 53 km | Difficulty: Moderate | Start/Finish: Nairobi
Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.
Though Mount Kenya summit can be reached in 4 days as per the below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base in Nanyuki town. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.
Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D
Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D
Day 3: Shipton Camp/Point Lenana/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 9-10hrs, 21km
Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp, 2hrs, for breakfast and further, 4hrs, down to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight, B,L,D
Day 4: Judmaier Camp/Sirimon/Nairobi 2-3hrs, 9km
After breakfast, walk down through the rainforest for 2 hours to connect with your transport vehicle back to Nairobi, B,L
Tour cost: US$ 690 per person
Included in the price:
• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
• Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• Treated water on the trek.
• On completion, successful climb Certificate
• Start and finish Nairobi
• Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
• International flights
• Visas to Kenya
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary