Its often said that Kilimanjaro is the biggest free-standing mountain in the world us well is the Roof of Africa and one of the largest extinct volcanoes it stand ( 5895M) 19341 feet)
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Mount Kenya is steep, craggy and with twin summit us well you can do Technical Climbing to the highest Summit,Its the kind of peak mountaineers might conjure up when they dream of serious climbing adventures,Mt Kenya is also second highest than MT Kilimanjaro (5199m)17059feet)
MT Kenya peak are: Batian 5199m, Nelion 5186m, Lenana 4985m
N/B For both Batian and Nelion you must do the technical climbing to get at really summit
But Lenana is called tourist peak because everyone who comes forces on it.
GOOD SEASONS FOR CLIMBING MT KILIMANJARO AND MT KENYA
There are two climbing seasons in East Africa Mid-December through Mid-March and Early June through Mid-October for even those who do Mt Kenya technical, Both of these periods are considered dry season.
THE EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING FOR TREKKING MOUNTAIN
- Hiking boots
- Warm clothes
- Rain gears
- Warm sleeping bag
- Back pack
- Warm huts
- Sun glass
- Walking poles
- Camel bag
- Warm pair of socks
- Head light
- Rain cover for your back pack
- Pair of T shirts
7 Days MT Kenya Technical Climbing
Kenya Technical Guide we are well trained to lead on rock climbing expeditions to Batian and Nelion. The Guides have undergone training with NOLS school highly experience climbers
Climbing Mount Kenya is serious and it is important to acclimatize well before trekking the main summit.
7 Day Mt Kenya Rock climbing via the North Face Standard Route.
The North Face itinerary is suitable for the summer (June – December ) climbing season when the North Face of the peak is relatively snow-free and climbing conditions are best.
Note:From January to March we do climb through the Normal Route attempting Nelion via Batian
DAY 1: Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m)
Depart from Nairobi at 0800hrs, driving through agricultural country up to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, we take 4×4 and drive to Bands through the tropical rain forest and bamboo forest to the Mt Kenya Bandas for Dinner and overnight at the Mount Kenya Bandas.
DAY 2: Mt Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis Campsite ( 3,600m)
After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful.
Lunch on the banks of a stream, then it`s time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the more touristy areas.
DAY 3: Lake Ellis- Minto`s Camp. ( 4,200m) .
Similar early start. Again well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. Breath taking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorland
Lunch is served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut at 4200m for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: Minto`s -Shipton Camp (4,200m)
Wake for your pre breakfast and after start to attempt point Leanna via upper Simba col turn to Point Lenana, 4985m,. Point Lenana is the common trekkers Mount Kenya Summit. After sun rise photo and view of Mt Kilimanjaro From this summit you then go straight down the Northwest side to Shipton`s Camp, passing Harris Tarn for your full breakfast lunch and dinner and overnight
DAY 5: Shipton – Batian (5199m) – Shipton (Climbing Day)
Wake early for your break fast and after start to walk to ward the basement of Batian where is the climbing point start the North Face Standard Route.
The route initially follows a wide couloir which you ascend for some 7 pitches, never harder than 5.7. A bit of easy scrambling brings us to the Amphitheater, a small basin of easy rock part way up the route. Ideally we arrive here by about 7:30 or so, enjoying a short break. Above this is the crux of the route, Firmin’s Tower. There are about 3 difficult pitches, all fairly short, but all in the V grade. Above this, easier terrain leads to a few more pitches and, finally, the west ridge. From this point, we continue on easy, but still exposed, rock to Shipton’s Notch, a prominent gash in the summit ridge. Another pitch, then mixed 4th and easy 5th class rock leads to the Real summit of Batian (5199m)congratulations!!!
You’ll then descend via the same route to Shipton’s Camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: Shipton camp- Old Moses Camp (3,300m)
After breakfast leave the camp via Mackinder`s valley to the Old Moses camp. The descent is gentle and it offers good view of many different types of plants time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp,Dinner and overnight at the Old Moses camp
DAY 7: Old Moses – Nairobi.
After breakfast, leave the camp through the rain forest for 2hours to the Sirimon Park gate to catch your transfer back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon.
The packages includes
1.All the Transfers to the gate two ways
2. 3meals a day (breakfast,lunch and dinner)
6.All cooking and eating pots
7.Hot water (coffee,tea,chocolate)
8.Park entry fees
2.Tips for crews
For more questions you are so much welcome