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A whole month of Africa

Mountain Experience have had a fantastic month in Kenya and Tanzania, working with Camps International and West Hatch School from Essex. Several weeks of project work preceded the finale, an attempt on Mt Meru, Africa’s 5th highest peak.

The view from Meru summit with Little Meru, Rhino Point, the Ash cone and Kilimanjaro all visible.

The view from Meru summit with Little Meru, Rhino Point, the Ash cone and Kilimanjaro all visible.

Staff and students mixing concrete for a floor.

Staff and students mixing concrete for a floor.

Installing windows into a classroom.

Installing windows into a classroom.

The project work was diverse and included deworming goats, building Elephant deterrent fences, laying floors, making mud bricks, mixing concrete, digging ditches, crafting desks, installing windows, the list could go on…….!

The trek was a great challenge and resulted in 27 of 28 people safely reaching the summit. Special thanks go to Sammy K and the staff of Camp Tsavo for looking after us so well and of course, to the staff and students of West Hatch School for their fantastic effort during the trip.

A herd of elephant visiting a waterhole near our camp.

A herd of elephant visiting a waterhole near our camp.

A proud mum telling us about her family.

A proud mum telling us about her family.

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