Although most trekkers flying through Kenya’s Nairobi Airport will be on their way to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya is well worth climbing on it’s own merits.
Thought by many to be more strikingly beautiful and more rugged than Kilimanjaro, there are a good selection of routes to it’s multiple summits.
For trekkers, the respective high point is Point Lenana, at 4,985m. Reached after around five days, this rocky outcrop is a fine challenge. We mobilise the same camping set up here as we offer on Kilimanjaro, so it can be climbed in great comfort. Team members can enjoy standing height tents, great food and even a hot shower after a day on the trail.
The true summit of Mount Kenya though, is Batian, at 5,199m. Approached usually via the McKinders route on the South East Face of Nelion, and via the infamous “Gates of Mist”, this is a challenging route for experienced alpine climbers. We always work on a 1:1 ratio of Guides to Clients here, and spend extra time ensuring team members have the technical ability to safely attempt the climb. Very few people have stood atop this exposed peak, and combined with acclimatisation on the “standard” route, it is a true adventure.
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