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Embark on an Epic Challenge: Conquer Poi in the Northern Ndoto Range
October 27 @ 6:30 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
Elevation: Grade V
Min pax: X6
Date: 27 – 29 Oct. 2023
If you’re seeking the ultimate climbing adventure in our beautiful country, look no further than Poi in the northern Ndoto Range. Renowned by climbers as the second most challenging ascent after Mount Kenya, Poi offers a technical challenge that is almost as demanding. Are you up for the challenge?
The Ultimate Test: Grade V Climb
Prepare yourself for an exhilarating Grade V climb—the easiest route to conquer Poi. This demanding climb promises an experience that will test your skills, endurance, and determination. As you ascend, you’ll encounter a variety of obstacles and terrain that will push your limits.
A Rock Climber’s Paradise
Poi is a hidden gem nestled amidst the northern Ndoto Range, surrounded on three sides by nearly sheer cliffs soaring to heights between 300 and 610 meters (1,000-2,000 feet). This dramatic landscape creates a rock climber’s paradise, offering an astounding 5 kilometers (3 miles) of awe-inspiring cliffs to conquer. If you’re passionate about rock climbing, Poi is your playground.
Don’t miss this opportunity to test your climbing prowess and be rewarded with awe-inspiring views and a sense of accomplishment that only conquering Poi can offer. Book your Poi climbing adventure today and become part of an exclusive group of adventurers who have faced this extraordinary challenge.
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- Game drives where included
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
- Items of personal nature such as telephone calls, tobacco, and drinks
- Gratuity and tips to driver/guides
- Prior to your trek, engage in regular walking and exercise to improve your fitness level.
- Opt for a dry season (January to March or July to October) for climbing or trekking to ensure better weather conditions.
Clothing and Gear:
- Wear comfortable, strong boots with good soles for trekking. Ensure larger boots at higher altitudes to accommodate layers of woolen or cotton socks.
- Dress in loose-fitting trousers, hiking shorts, or appropriate attire. Layer clothing for flexibility.
- Carry essential gear like thermal underwear, warm sweaters, woolen socks, a sleeping bag, foam rubber mattress, raincoat, sunglasses, and sun lotion.
- Pack a well-stocked medical kit, including painkillers, antibiotics, and other necessary medications.
Hydration and Altitude:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to combat high altitude and dehydration.
- Ascend gradually and plan rest days between 3,700 and 4,300 meters (12,000-14,000 feet) to acclimatize.
- Descend immediately if symptoms of mountain sickness, such as breathlessness or severe headaches, appear.
Safety and Communication:
- Lock your bag to prevent theft or accidental loss.
- Purchase and carry high-energy foods, as well as a source of comfort like whisky, brandy, or vodka.
- Observe responsible trekking practices by carrying food, torches, candles, and lighter, and disposing of litter properly.
Inadequate Physical Preparation:
- Don’t underestimate the physical demands of trekking; prepare adequately for the journey to enjoy it fully.
- Avoid choosing the rainy season for climbing or trekking, as it may lead to challenging conditions.
Inadequate Clothing and Gear:
- Don’t wear inappropriate footwear or clothing for the terrain and altitude, as it can lead to discomfort and health issues.
- Avoid relying solely on nylon socks; opt for woolen or cotton socks for better insulation.
Neglecting Altitude and Hydration:
- Don’t neglect proper hydration, especially at higher altitudes; dehydration and mountain sickness can be severe.
- Avoid ascending rapidly without acclimatization; follow recommended altitude guidelines to prevent sickness.
Ignoring Safety Measures:
- Avoid neglecting the importance of carrying essential gear, medical supplies, and emergency items.
- Never dispose of litter irresponsibly; always clean up after yourself and maintain the natural environment.
Remember to prioritize your safety and well-being while trekking and climbing, and adhere to these do’s and don’ts to have a successful and enjoyable experience.
Deadline: 18 October, 2023