Mount Kenya guideCyrus Maina
Cyrus is very passionate about the mountains and has been our main guide on Mount Kenya for over a decade now, safely guiding hundreds of people to the summit of Mount Kenya over the years. His commitment to fairness, hard work, proper salaries for mountain staff and the local community plays a big part in the strong team of assistant guides, cooks and porters who all work under Cyrus and for Adventure Alternative.
When he's not on the mountain he sits on the board of Tigithi Primary school, one of the schools developed by Moving Mountains in the Naro Moru region and manages his small farm on the lower slopes of Mt Kenya. He is married to Millicent and has four children.
Cyrus also works on our youth expeditions and safaris and has a real talent as a chef, passing on his skills to many of the former street children and beneficiaries who come through Moving Mountains and work on our Adventure Alternative expeditions across East Africa.