Entries by women

Catherine Muchiri

She says that hiking teaches endurance and tests your willpower. The latter is something you will need in all aspects of life. Each hike is like a lesson. When Catherine was 13, she lost her mom; she walked to help her deal with her grief…a few years later, she lost her sister, and she continued […]

Darshna Hirani

Hi My name is Darshna Hirani aged 37 yrs and mother of 4 kids. I always wanted to climb mt Kenya and kilimanjaro since school days but I guess I dint get chance. After marriage when my cousins planned to go my Kenya but couldn’t go coz I was expecting my second kid and 3 […]


Hello Hikers family! I started hiking this year -2017 but it has always been my passion. Mother Nature especially mountains, trees and water have always been close to my heart. While on a hiking trip in year 3 as a scout girls guide I realized first time how much fun it was.



When Alia asked me to pen my story for Women Who Hike, I initially agreed but took a long time to actually write anything. Everytime I thought about it, I would wonder what to write and how it would be received by those reading it. Don’t get me wrong, its not that I do not […]


Grace Njeri

Hi, My name is Grace from Nairobi. I work in telecommunications as a marketer.   I hike because it is fun and enables me to keep fit as well.   I used to be an active Girl guide and ranger back in primary school and that is how I got interested in hiking.  My parents […]



When I was 30, my dream was to climb Kili the day I turned 40… unfortunately this still remains only a dream; this milestone has come & gone with no mountain (or hill) in-sight. There was no way I was even climbing off my couch, yet alone a mountain.


Joan Nduati

Hello, My story is going to be a little different from the many ladies here as hiking is not my number one activity.  I am a biker and am mostly on my motorbike riding to anywhere and everywhere.



CLIMBING MOUNT LONGONOT- BY LINDAH ATING’AH I hiked up Mt.Longonot with a group of hikers belonging to Women Who Hike-Kenya on 8th October 2017 and that it was my best experience yet for 2017 is an understatement. Apart from testing my physical strength and endurance, I learnt other things not related to hiking and made […]


Hello World!   My Name is Stellah and I am a Female Mountain   This is my story, on how I came to be a female mountain guide Born the early 70s as the as the 1st born in a family of four. I grew up doing what girls did in my times; Go to […]


Rawan Abdulkarim Dakik

Hello, I am Rawan Abdulkarim Dakik, From Lebanon. I am 16 year old mountain climber! I grew up in a society that is open to exploring mountains in Tanzania. In school there is an outdoors pursuits program that allowed me to find this hobby that I I’m currently pursuing.