Mount Kenya Climbing Expeditions
Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa rising at 5,199 Meters above Sea Level. Since 1978, Mount Kenya has been an International Biosphere, and it was declared as a World Heritage site in 1997. The surrounding area make up Mount Kenya National Park with unique Flora and Fauna. There is also a wide variety of wildlife species such as elephant, buffalo, eland, bushbuck, waterbuck, zebra, hyena, colobus monkey, white-throated guegnon and common at higher altitudes, the ubiquitous Mt Kenya rock hyrax. Animals rarely seen include leopard, bongo, giant forest hog and rhino.
The main climbing routes to Mount Kenya are Sirimon route, Burgeret route, Naro Moru route, Chogoria route and timau route. Mount Kenya comprises of three main peaks standing at different elevation; Batian Point, Nelion point and Lenana Point.
Mount Kenya can be trekked all year round but the best season to climb is January to March and June to October. April, may and November are rainy season. Climbing Mount Kenya, requires overall fitness and excellent climbing shape because it involves a lot of stamina and strength.
You will need to be well-prepared for temperatures potentially ranging from 25 Degrees Celsius at the bottom of your route to -10 Degrees Celsius at the top. For climbing Mount Kenya, visitors are required to:
- Hiking bag,
- Fleece Jacket, pants socks and Gloves
- Pair of woolen gloves or mittens
- A puffer jackets
- A wind proof, waterproof jacket for hiking
- A pair of waterproof hiking boots
- Quick dry t-shirts and pants for hiking
- A 3L water bladder
- Torch or headlamp
- Hiking pole
- Sleeping bag
- Porters Rucksack that fits all your items
- hiking buff for wind protection