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Mount Kenya Climbing Overview. Mt. Kenya is a dome-shaped central volcano. It is the largest mountain in Kenya. Ten glaciers cover the volcano's peaks. The original crater on Mt. Kenya was over 20,000 ft. (6100 m) high but has been heavily eroded. Most of this erosion occurred during two periods when glaciers carved much of the top of the volcano. These periods wore down the ring-like plug forming the top of Mt Kenya. In fact, almost 35% of the volcano has been worn away.
Climbing Mount Kenya Guides, Porters, and Cooks,The trekking crew will usually consist of a guide, cook, porter for the cooking gear plus a personal porter per trekker. It has been said before, but a well-experienced guide is so important on Mount Kenya, for two reasons; (1) they will regulate your pace, be able to draw on their experience to diagnose altitude sickness symptoms and have the confidence to make critical decisions and (2) their knowledge of the wildlife and fauna on the mountain will bring the environment alive. All guides and porters must be registered with Kenya Wildlife Services and hold a mountain guide park from Mt Kenya National Park. It is fair to say that all the guides will have a good knowledge of the routes, but only the good guides will have wildlife knowledge and experience of dealing with altitude sickness problems.
Climbing Mount Kenya, Mt Kenya Trekking Routes, Mount Kenya Route Options
There are 5 main Climbing Mount Kenya Routes to the Peak.Mount Kenya Climbing The Sirimon Route:Sirimon route is the most popular ascent as the altitude gain is nice and steady and it offers one of the most beautiful approaches to the peaks. Allow a minimum of 2 nights to peak when ascending, although we recommend spending an extra night at the last camp (Shipton's) on the way up.
Mount Kenya Climbing The Burguret Route:If you want to avoid the crowds then Burguret is the best route. You'll be hacking through the pristine rainforest on this little-used route, overnighting at wilderness campsites. Going up this route is challenging, it is little more than a game track in places, often muddy and rough underfoot. Burguret is usually combined with a Chogoria or Sirimon route descent. Allow a minimum of 3 nights before peak when ascending.
Mount Kenya Climbing The Naro Moru Route:Naro-Moru is the most popular descent route, fast and easy (at least on the way down!). Naro Moru passes through the notorious vertical bog section which gets much waterlogged in the rainy seasons. The vegetation is at its most striking on this route. It can be descended in one very long day, usually done in two days and one night.
Climbing Mount Kenya The Chogoria Route:If you have more time then choose dramatic Chogoria over Naro Moru for the descent. The Chogoria route passes by tarns, waterfalls, and an incredible gorge. Allow two or three days for your descent.
Weather and When to Go Hiking?Mount Kenya is a snow-capped Mountain temperature does vary with the season.
Well first things first, although Mount Kenya is on the equator, at an altitude of 4,000m above sea level, it gets freezing at night! You need to be prepared for overnight temperatures well below freezing (a good three or four season sleeping bag is a must). Minus 10 or even minus 20 degrees C are not unheard of at Point Lenana. Otherwise, expect plenty of hot overhead sun and rain if you are trekking during the short or long rains.
Kenya has two rainy seasons, the long rains from mid-March to mid-June and the short rains from September to October. Mount Kenya remains trekkable throughout the year, but during the long rains especially, you will need to be prepared for some heavy rainfalls and muddy tracks. The good news is that even in the depth of the long rains, there is usually reliable sunshine for a good portion of the day in the mid-morning and afternoon (10 am – 3 pm). Outside the rainy season, you can expect plenty of sunshine.
How to get to Mount Kenya.From Nairobi to Mount Kenya is around a three and half hours' drive. There are well- tarmacked roads all the way to the towns of Naromoru and Nanyuki or Chogoria to the east wall at the foot of the mountain, but the last stretch of the road up to the park gates is a rough dirt road that can get almost impassable in the rainy season when a 4wd is essential.
The biggest challenge you will find is navigation on the mountain. Paths are not clearly marked and cloud cover is common. If you don't want to hire camping equipment, then there are huts all the way on the Sirimon route. Organize your trek with a reputable safari organization.
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