Mount Gelai

  • Mount Gelai
  • 2948 m
  • Primary factor 1930 m
  • Tanzania
  • Location: South 02.61244, East 036.10445 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed January 8. 2019.


How to get there:

Route description:

We left Arusha before noon and drove north along a paved Hwy. (T2). Just before turning left onto a dirt road, we stopped for lunch in a small place called Longido. The dirt road was generally ok, but with a few rough spots. We turned right near a ridge-top and stopped for overnight in a local village named Bomba Gelai, a few hundred meters uphill at location S02.73164, E036.11309, elevation about 1160 meter.
In the afternoon, I had a nice walk across the village and climbed the nearby characteristic hill called Kazaroho. I followed the ridge to the top and that route involved a couple of (YDS) class 3 scrambling moves.
This was the first peak on my 2018 trip to Tanzania, the next peak is Kitumbeine.