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By JOB WERU | Published Mon, February 10th 2014 at 00:00, Updated February 9th 2014 at 22:33 GMT +3

By JOB WERU

Laikipia, Kenya: A conservation lobby has called for optimum marketing of newly established mountain climbing routes, to attract more hikers. Mount Kenya Conservation Forum Chairman Patrick Wahome said most hikers prefer the traditional Narumoru and Sirimon routes, making them over exploited.

Speaking at Kirimara Springs Hotel in Nanyuki town, Mr Wahome said there is need to market other upcoming routes, especially Kamweti, Burguret and Timau tracks among others. “We need to relieve pressure on Narumoru and Sirimon routes and it is through this way that we will be able to ensure ample utilisation of Mt Kenya,” said Wahome.

He said the forum is planning to hold a week long conservation exhibition in Nanyuki town, which will also involve a one-day mountain climbing expedition.


 

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