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Richard Branson quietly climbs Mt Kenya

British businessman Richard Branson climbed Mt Kenya, Africa's second tallest mountain. [Adam Slama via Richard Branson]

British entrepreneur and businessman Richard Branson quietly climbed Mount Kenya, Africa’s second tallest mountain.

The business magnate, who loves adventure and has scaled Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Mt Etna and Mt Toubkal before, was in the company of his son Sam and nephew Noah as they sought to raise funds for Big Change, a charity to transform education.

Branson thought the climb would be smooth but to his surprise, it turned out "pretty brutal".

He documented the journey in a blog, describing the soggy ravines and water bodies that made the trip more enthralling, revealing that some of his colleagues did not make it to the summit due to exhaustion.

“As we climbed higher, the altitude made breathing tough and sleeping even harder. There was freezing cold, driving rain and sleet. There was not as much snow as there used to be, due to climate change.

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