1,050-metres. That’s the highest we will go after we have climbed Afadjato and crossed the invisible border between Ghana’s eastern mountain ranges and the Togolese Republic. Nerves of steel, a high tolerance for uncertainty and adversity, and enduring stamina are required for this overnight assault of Afadjato, Ghana’s highest free-standing mountain at 640m.
A Togolese highlands invasion continues from the top of Afadjato across the invisible boundary into the western Plateau region of the Togolese Republic. By the time we arrive at Wli Todzi on the Ghanaian side of the highlands, we would have completed a tough 7-hour or more journey across the highest mountains in Ghana’s highland border with Togo at elevations of 990m.
Another 4 hours will mark the descent from Wli Todzi to the upper and lower trails of the Wli waterfalls area. A rain-gouged chimney is the butt-dragging trail down the steep range into the refreshing waters of the lower Wli falls. Splashing around in the falls and touching the wall behind the curtain is the phenomenon that makes the grueling adventure worth it.
In order to survive this adventure, you need:
A 20-litre backpack
A pair of good hiking boots
Outdoor walking sandals
A cap or hat
3 water bottles
3 sets of outdoor clothing
1 sleeping bag or thick blanket
Wash kit – small towel, sponge and soap
1 bowl for meals
A can of insect repellent
A box of matchsticks
This adventure is built for endurance and requires a basic level of physical fitness. Those mountains don’t play. Call 054-842-4903 for more information.
Here’s the scenario: You and your team will have a map and a compass, and will be directed to navigate your way through the rocky ravine of the Krobo Hills known to the locals as Klowem (pronounced klo-yom) to the highest outcrop on the plateau.
There will be two main difficulties: (1) Your team has to translate information correctly from the map to the ground and navigate with a compass, and (2) You will have to work as an efficient team and get to Katanga (the outcrop in question) together. Any team that gets to the top as an inefficient team will lose vital points.
Once teams arrive at Station Katanga, each team will have to strap into helmets, harnesses and safety gear, stand at the edge of the granite rock, lean back and abseil (rappel) the precipitous outcrop on ropes as thick as a man’s middle finger within the time allotted. Teams that do not get all their members to abseil in the time allotted will lose vital points as well.
The winning team will be the team that navigates correctly and works efficiently, while keeping themselves motivated to abseil within time.
What to Wear & Pack:
1. 1 Small Backpack (to carry your water, drinks and plastic waste) 2. T-shirt & pants or shorts (no skirts, and certainly no miniskirts) 3. Good outdoor walking shoes (tough enough to survive mean rocks) 4. A cap or hat 5. Sunglasses & sun cream
Klowem adventures cost 400-GHS and covers food, water, non-alcoholic refreshments, park entry and usage fees, use of all abseiling equipment, guiding services, and an amazing adventure.
Call or WhatsApp 054-842-4903 for more information.