The Outdoorer High90 Altitude Rush Program is a progressive 12-week advanced hiker course specially designed with three key goals in mind: orient you to hiking the high altitudes, build endurance to conditions in the high altitudes, and ready you up for any major independent mountaineering after that–such as Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Kenya climbs.
The Nyandarua Ranges (Aberdares) are known for their high altitude, rolling moorland, and breathtaking views, yet hiking through most of the trails is an arduous task. The Northern Nyandarua Circuit moorland trails are especially scenic, featuring kilometers upon kilometers of shimmering golden moorland. However, getting to the scenic moorland is a whole different story.
We set out on the Dragon’s Teeth trail via the Shamata Gate, hoping to conquer ourselves on the Satima Peak. The gentle 8km trail will take us through a hiker’s paradise, trekking through fields of lush alpine vegetation, spotting a few wild animals, and walking past countless rows of magnificent craggy moraines, dubbed “Dragon’s Teeth”.