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Mount Kenya

In this section you will find the most objective technical information on the mountain climbing routes. All mountain route descriptions are based on the personal experience of our guides operating these routes. They do not claim for absolute accuracy, evaluation of the complexity of some sections can be subjective and depend on the season. All materials listed in that section are intellectual property and intended for informational purposes only, any commercial use or total or partial reproduction is possible only by written permission of the copyright holder. MCS AlexClimb School of Mountaineering and Rockclimbing takes no responsibility for any consequences of using the information provided on this page. Do not forget that mountain climbing routes can be deadly dangerous regardless of their complexity.

Africa, Kenya.
Climbing Mount Kenya. Season: September, December - February (Best time - January)

Information intended for evaluation purposes only. In order to avoid surprises and possible dangers and complications, we recommend to take part in the organized program of the MCS AlexClimb "Climbing in Africa, climbing Mount Kenya" - by well known route, accompanied by experienced guides. This will significantly increase the probability of success and safety of your climbing in Africa.

Mount Kenya - that is an extinct volcano, respectively, the upper part of that mountain is fairly standard for this type of geological formations - partially collapsed edge of the ancient crater is a chain of rock peaks, the space between them is filled with crater glacier mass. Mount Kenya consists of the few peaks, which can be climbed by different routes, with different levels of complexity - from the most simple to quite interesting technically. In this section, we consider the simplest version of the ascent of the most popular Summit of Mount Kenya, which is called Point Lenana. This is the lowest and technically not complicated Summit of Mount Kenya, most climbing of this mountain is committed by the route to Point Lenana.

Get to the bottom of Mount Kenya you can by car or by public transport from Nairobi. The route starts from the village Chogori, this name also applies to this route of ascent of Mount Kenya.

From the Chogori village by four wheel drive get to the gates of the Mount Kenya National Park. Entrance to the National Park is to be paid, of course.

Near the entrance to the National Park it is recommended to spend the night in a hut, situated at an altitude of 1700 meters, or in a tent on equipped camping space. It is not recommended to go beyond camping at night time - that is considered dangerous because of the abundance of wildlife.

The next day, take the well-visible trail up the slope of Mount Kenya to the altitude of 4300 meters. The road goes first through the dense tropical forest, then comes into a zone of swamps - during the rainy season, this part of the route may be somehow difficult to pass. Then begins the alpine desert, with rare ancient trees growing.

The next overnight is possible at the altitude of 4300 meters, there is another fairly large hut.

From the hut climb along the trail leading to the offsets on the moraine scree slope. Serpentine trail climbs the uphill to the plateau of 4900 meters, there is another small mountaineering hut, further go along the path towards flatter snow peak Point Lenana. Descend the same route or go by similar route through the Mac Kinders hut. It is recommended to use GPS navigator on this route. Getting lost here is quite difficult, but there were such cases, unfortunately.

Climbing Mount Kenya - a great variant of acclimatization before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!

We wish you good luck and good weather!

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AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.