Hike 163: The Twelve Apostle (Aberdares)

  • Date: Aug 2023.
  • Location: The Twelve Apostles – Aberdare Range, Kenya.
  • Difficulty: Very Hard.
  • Starting & Finish Point: Njabini Gate.
  • Total Distance: 32 km.
  • Total Time: 17 hr 16 min.
  • Start Time: 5:23 am.
  • Summit: 1:43 pm.
  • Finish: 10:39 pm
  • Starting Point Elevation: 2,529 m.
  • Twelve Apostles Summit Elevation: 3,672 m.
  • Elevation Gain: 2,127 m.

The TOUGHEST day hike in the Aberdares!

This was my second time attempting this peak. This time, I made it to the top albeit not doing the last scramble to the highest point. It’s a risky scramble.

The hike is tough because of the steep and very dense terrain (high tussock grass & shrubs). Plus we literally had to create our own trail to the summit. It was hard work to get to the top! And descending too was equally tiring. But all in all, I was very happy to have successfully done this hike.

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