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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 also started a tradition of family trips every December which ignited in me the passion to discover what nature has to offer.

I had taken a break in 2005 and resumed hiking in 2015 by summiting Mt. Suswa which was difficult at first but with every summit my hunger for more challenging hikes arose. So far I have hiked a couple of mountains in Kenya which enabled me to summit mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro all last year.

 

Kilimanjaro is my toughest hike to date. I almost gave up after the altitude affected my heart rate so I lost the energy to keep up with the rest of the group. I cried when I got to the summit and kept hugging the guide. It was soo emotional. I could not believe that I had summited the highest mountain in Africa!!!! What an accomplishment!

 

Hiking helped me lose weight, improve my social circle as I gained a lot of new friends, cure my depression, and to inspire my friends and family to take it up. It gave me a new lease of life. With every summit my hunger for more is ignited. I can’t wait to summit more mountains as time goes by. Hiking is truly Life!

 

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