Mountain Climbing Kenya
Mount Kenya is located on the equator. Magnificent cliffs and glaciers protect the highest peaks of Nelion (5188m) and Batian (5199m). The third mount kenya highest summit – Point Lenana, (4985m) – is also glaciated but accessible to walkers. Tarns and alpine meadows; exotic, equatorial, high-altitude vegetation; sunbirds, hyrax and soaring eagles make the walk around the peaks one of the most beautiful mountain expeditions in the world. On account of mount Kenya high altitudes it is wise not to rush to mount Kenya summit areas and the very shortest trip to Lenana should allow for 3 nights. To combine this ascent with a circumnavigation of the main peaks requires at least an extra day.
Mount Kenya climbing routes
Mount Kenya Technical climbing
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Mount Kenya & Mt. Kilimanjaro
Most climbers to mount kenya prefer to combine mount Kenya and Mount KIlimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro popular and easiest route is Marangu 5 days. You will need 10 days for Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro climbing.
Mount Kenya and Safari
Mount Kenya can be combined with a safari to the great migration Africa or to any other park in Kenya.
When to Climb Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is all year round treking. Though Most of our clinet prefer January to March and June to October regarded as the best time to climb Mount Kenya
Mt Kenya guides
It is recommended to have local guides to Mt Kenya who knows the mountain well. Porters are also available to assist on your luggage.
Climb Mountain in Kenya
Mt Kenya is an equatorial mountain, with an unusual climate, especially at the upper elevations, where it is generally freezing at night and very hot during the day. Mount Kenya weather pattern is such that violent storms generally do Not rage for days on end. Mount Kenya during the wet season, some snow or rain might be experienced at mid-day and late afternoons. Storms occasionally occur at Night.
One of the greatest dangers on Mt Kenya is hypothermia. Generally, the Combination of a damp climate and wind can chill the body. In addition moisture is lost from the body as energy is used moving up the mountain. The secret for avoiding hypothermia at Mount Kenya is to stay dry, eat small amounts of sugary substances often, drink lots of liquids and acclimatize slowly. Remember that moisture is your biggest enemy, whether it is from rain or your own body-to stay dry is to stay warm.
Mount Kenya is one of the world’s famous big mountains and is Africa’s second highest standing mountain. At a height of 5199 meters above sea level, Mt Kenya has three peaks, Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 anrd Point John 4,883m. Of the mt kenya climbing three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climb.
Mount Kenya (Batian 17,058) was first climbed by Mr. Mackinder in 1899 Before dawn, nylon and other modern synthetics were invented. Pioneers like Mackinder knew the value of wool. They were also fastidiously careful to keep Clean and dry
What to see on Mountain in Kenya
Experience a Mount Kenya safari and discover Africa ‘s second highest mountain. With a summit covered in snow and ice it’s difficult to imagine that it’s situated astride the equator!
Mount Kenya also has a fair splattering of wildlife, particularly on the lower slopes of the mountain. You can expect to see elephant, rhino, buffalo leopard, bushbuck, several species of duiker, giant forest hog, and colobus and Sykes monkeys. There is also prolific birdlife around the mountain, ranging from huge eagles to multicoloued sunbirds.
Mount Kenya Climbing routes
Technical Climbing Mount Kenya
Day 1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport and transfer to a Nairobi Hotel
Day 2. After breakfast transfer to Mount Kenya Nanyuki town. On arrival at Nanyuki have your lunch and rest for about two hours, then in the evening take a short walk to the equator and back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Nanyuki.
Day 3:After breakfast transfer from the hotel to mount Kenya Sirimon Gate where you start your trek, You ascend for three hours to Old Moses Camp (3350) for overnight.
Day 4: After breakfast, walk via Mackinders Valley to Mount Kenya Shiptons
Camp (4200). Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 5: Shiptons Camp to Austrian Camp 4780 for dinner and overnight. (mount kenya technical climbing)
Day6: Cross Lewis galcier to the base of t of Nelion & Batian peaks for ascend of Nelion and Batian Peaks then back to Mount Kenya Mackinders for overnight.
Day 7: From Mackinders to Met Station for overniht.
Day 8: After breakfast walk to Naro Moru Park Gate and back to Nairobi or proceed on to safari.
Includes: The mountain technical climbing 7 day includes transport to and from mount Kenya gate, park fee, hut fee or camping fee, guides and porters, 3 meals a day.
Excludes: Mountain assistance tips, beer, cigarettes and spirits, soft drinks and anything of personal nature.
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Mountain climbing Kenya
There is one main mountain in Kenya. Though there are several hills the main mountain is mount Kenya. Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa, mount Kilimanjaro being the highest. You will spend 4 days on mountain Kenya unless you require an extra day for acclimatization. Mount Kenya can be climbed with just a walking stick though for batian the highest pick needs technical climbing. The mountain can be very cold and so easy to have hypothermia. The secret of this mountain is to keep warm at all times.
Mountain Check list (limit yourself)
1 set of thermal underwear (top & bottom e.g poly plopeline thermos)
1 sleeping bag (rating -0 degree or four seasons goose down sleeping bags)
1 warm jersey puff jacket e.g the North Face Types of Jackets
1 sleeping pad/mat
1 pair of track suit top & bottom
1 light towel
1 polar fleece/down vest
1 pair of light loose fitting cotton trousers
1 waterproof jacket (with a hood) & pants
1 to 2 T-shirts (cotton/wool)
4 pairs of thermal hiking socks
2 pairs of thermal socks liner
2 to 3 pairs of shorts (with pockets)
1 pair of hiking boots
1 wide brimmed hat / baseball cap
1 pair of sneakers/trainers/takkies
1 pair of warm heavy weight gloves/mittens
1 pair of gaiters
1 pair of light weight gloves (inner gloves)
1 pair of sunglasses/mountaineering glasses
1 wool hat
1 warm scarf