Ascent of Nakugen on 2022-01-10

Climber: Deividas Valaitis

Others in Party:David Hart
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Date:Monday, January 10, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
    Elevation:11581 ft / 3529 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked our car in the village at 1.252777, 35.485055. Our initial plan was to use Adam's track and come from S. It was agreed that we would be escorted by two gunmen. However, at the last minute, they called to inform us that there were security concerns and that we needed to hire an additional seven gunmen. From the map and satellite images, we see the trail from the SW side. We decided to check this option first. If it fails, then we will go back to the initial plan. We arrived at the village and had a chat with the elderly. Success! We got permission to climb the mountain! They even provided us with a local guide, and ensured that our car could be left securely. The guide was probably in his seventies, but I must admit, no one of us was able to catch up with him. He was walking relaxed with his jacket, hat, and stick:).. Nice.

The trailhead is in the village. It gradually ascends through the meadows. One will need to jump over multiple fences. Beautiful, green terrain with a redwood forest. The top is quite flat, offering superb views. It was a late afternoon hike, so a few minutes later we were heading down. This time the local guide chose another route. So we walked a nice loop. It was an easy, relaxing, and memorable hike.

1h10 up, 0h50 down. 0h10 on the top, 2h10 roundtrip

My 50th Ultra. Good.

Photos from Nakugen

Year start trip to Uganda and Kenya. Trip goal was to climb 8 ultras in the rgion.
P1500 - Moroto, Kadam, Mount Elgon, Nakugen, Mtelo, Mount Kulal, Mount Ng'iro, Lesatima
P600 - Suswa, Longonot

The logistics of the expedition were organized by African Accents. The trip was led by an excellent and professional mountain guide, Julian (+254 711 735100). Thanks!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1394 ft / 424 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1394 ft / 424 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1394 ft / 424 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Start Trailhead:10187 ft / 3104 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1394 ft / 424 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    End Trailhead:10187 ft / 3104 m
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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