Hike 031: Shompole Hill

  • Date: Aug 2020.
  • Location: Shompole Hill – Shompole, Kenya.
  • Difficulty: Hard.
  • Distance covered: 7.6 km.
  • Steps: 10,662.
  • Total time: 6 hr 44 min.
  • Moving time: 3 hr 10 min.
  • Calories burned: 2,138.
  • Min. Elevation: 597 m.
  • Max. Elevation: 1,115 m.
  • Features: Ewaso Ng’iro river, Lake Natron (nearby).

This was a memorable hike in the wilderness. We camped overnight at the base of the hill. The plan was to start our climb at 5 am, summit and get back down before noon because this place can get quite hot. But the trail up hill was super dense with thorny bushes everywhere! We tried our best to proceed but the pace was too slow and being constantly pricked and scratched took a toll on us. Now we have to come back here armed with machetes to clear those annoying bushes and try summit this hill again.

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