Pharmacy Club conquers Mount Longonot

By Gaius Munene

Mt. Longonot, located in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, is an imposing stratovolcano that stands at an elevation of 2,776 meters above sea level. It is an iconic landmark and a popular hiking destination for outdoor enthusiasts. On March 4, 2023 the USIU-Africa Pharmacy Club embarked on a mission to conquer Mt Longonot, led by the club's patron; Dr Ermias Terefe and the club chair, Gaius Munene.

The trek up Mt. Longonot was a challenging but rewarding experience. We went through a diverse range of terrains, from lush forests to rocky slopes and volcanic ash fields. As we began the ascent, we quickly realized that this was not a journey to undertake alone. We encouraged each other, shared water and snacks, and took breaks together to catch our breath and admire the stunning views. The group dynamic was especially important when we navigated the more challenging sections of the trail, such as the steep inclines and rocky slopes. The club members bonded over the shared experience, and we found ourselves laughing and sharing stories as we made our way up the mountain. We supported each other, pushing each other to keep going and not give up.
When we finally reached the crater rim, we were greeted with a breathtaking view that was best enjoyed with a group of friends. We soaked in the stunning beauty of the crater and the surrounding landscape.

Hiking the mountain was a bonding experience that brought the club members closer together and gave us a newfound appreciation for nature. It was a chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with each other and the world.

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