TECHNICAL CLIMBING ROUTE

SRTS 036: December-March: Mt Kenya Technical climb Normal Routes, Standard IV: South West Ridge, Standard v (Rock routes)

DAY I: After breakfast transfer to Nanyuki. 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 Simbas lodge.

DAY 2: After breakfast transfer from the hotel to the Sirimon Gate where you start your t11k. You ascend for three hours to Old Moses Camp (3350) for overnight.

DAY 3: After breakfast, walk via Mackinders Valley to Shiptons
Camp (4200). Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 4: Shiptons Camp to Austrian Camp 4780 for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5: Cross Lewis glacier to the base of t of Nelion & Batian peaks for ascend of Nelion and Batian Peaks then back to Mackinders for overnight.

DAY 6: From Mackinders to Met Station for Overnight

DAY 7: Descend from Met Station to Naro Moru Park Gate and for your next destination.

July-September/October: North Face Standard route, Climbing on Mt. Kenya via the Chogoria approach.

Season is from Early July through to the end of October. (Poor weather possible at start and end of seasons).

DAY 1: Pick up from your hotel at about 0800 hours and transfer to Chogoria Town (3 - 4 hours) from Nairobi where we collect the porters and guides (as required). Overnight at Transit Hotel.

DAY 2: After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we transfer with a 4 x4 to Meru Mount Kenya Bandas for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: After breakfast, set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace. A slightly longer walk to Road Head Camp Site, upstream for about 9 km, Lunch dinner and overnight at the camp site.

DAY 4: Depart Road Head Camp Site and climb up to Mintos Hut with lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut or Camp Site.

DAY 5: After breakfast ascend up via Simba core Tarn to Kami Camp Site. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 6: Leave the campsite at about 0300 hours to the base of North Face Standard route to start your climb to Batian. Dinner and overnight at Kami Camp Site.

DAY 7: After breakfast descend through Mackinders and Teleki Valleys with lunch enroute to Old Moses (Judmaier) for dinner and overnight.

DAY 8: After breakfast descend to Sirimon Park Gate to catch your transport to your next destination.
Techinical climb on Mt Kenya Climbing Sirimon out Sirimon through the North Face'Standard Route'

A trip can be arranged within these two periods when the weather is most favourable on the mountain ie 15th July to the end of September and 15th December to mid March.

DAY 1: Nairobi-Nanyuki
Transfer from Nairobi is at 09:00 hrs to Nanyuki. Dinner and overnight at Simbas lodge.

DAY 2: Sirimon gate to Judmaier camp
After Breakfast drive to Sirimon Park gate and trek for 3 - 4 hours to Old Moses Camp (Judmaier) through a beautiful forest with East African Pencil Cedar trees, Poducarpus trees and the giant Hygenia trees. From Judmaier camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks: 9kms

DAY 3: Old Moses (Judmaier) camp to Shiptons camp
This is about a 6 - 8 hour hike crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, there is a great view of Tereri and Sendeyo peaks. And also a great view of Nanyuki town and beautiful terrain. Shipton's camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak. 13kms

DAY 4: Shipton's Camp to the Base of North Face (Standard Route)
Depart Shipton's Camp to the base of North Face (Standard Route) to start your technical climb that takes you to the top of Batian Peak. This takes approximately 6 -8 hours to Batian Peak and descend to Shipton's Camp through the South East Ridge.

DAY 5: Shipton's Camp to Old Moses Camp (Judmaier)
After breakfast leave Shipton's Camp and descend to Old Moses(Judmaier) Camp with lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 6: Old Moses Camp (Judmaier) to Park Gate
After breakfast leave the camp and descend to Sirimon Park Gate to catch your transport to the next destination.


August-December: South-East Face Route. Technical Climbing on Mt. Kenya via the Chogoria approach

August-December: South-East Face Route. Technical Climbing on Mt. Kenya via the Chogoria approach

dAY 1: Pick up from hotel at about 0800. It's then about 3 1/2 hours from Nairobi to where we collect the porters and guides (as required). Into the Mt. Kenya forest for the 22 km drive to the Park Gate at 2,850m. Dependent on road conditions, these 22 km have been known to take all afternoon to do and in really wet conditions it is possible that the top four or five km may be impassable. Night, dependent on clients wishes, at the Meru Mt. Kenya Banda's or at roadhead a further 7 km from the Park Gate.

DAY 2: 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, Ithunguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near roadhead, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch by the stream banks 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: From our campsite, we continue to move up through the moorland zone. As this area of the mountain is still off the beaten track, there are no paths to follow, and on each trip we vary the area we walk across. After about an hour, traverse left and join a ridge (slight path to follow) and join the normal Chogoria route to Minto's Hut after about 4 hour walking. Lunch at a small stream crossing then 45 min on to a camp near Minto's Hut and next to one of the tarns. Very short afternoon walk over to superb views across to "The Temple" and down to Lake Michaelson.

DAY 4: An early morning departure for the 2½ hour walk to Austrian Hut. Starts gently up the valley for about 2 km. It's then hard left and steeple up for about 45 min (on scree slopes) to Upper Simba Tarn. Another short scree slope leads to the to ridge, right of "The Tooth" before dropping down the other side for about 50m and then contouring across to the Austrian Hut. Leave the hut before noon and cross the Lewis Glacier to the large boulder and scree slope leading to the start of the climb. Arrive Howell Hut on the summit of Nelion before 1700hrs.

DAY 5: Up early again, then (weather permitting), across Batian and back to Nelion before heading off down the climb to arrive at Austrian Hut by 1300, Minto's by 1500, and roadhead before 1800. Night at roadhead / Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas.

DAY 6: Return to Nairobi at and be dropped at your hotel or airport.


INCLUSIVES

* Transport from Nairobi, to as high as possible on the mountain and return to Nairobi.
* Quality fresh food but with some prepared (client to advise any particular likes / dislikes or dietary considerations).
* Porters for all food and tentage, plus up to 15 kgs. of the clients personal equipment.
* All tents, sleeping mats, eating and cooking utensils etc.
* Services of the Technical guide
* Park entrance and camping fees.


EXCLUSIVES

* All gear and equipment, i.e. Helmet and harness, 2 x 9mm ropes, we use double rope system , Slings, karabinas and other protection devices.
* First and last night Accomodation in Nairobi
* Tips to porters / guides.
* Foot wear and sleeping bag

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