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I would highly recommend Mt. I would highly recommend Ahambi Tours for anyone looking for proffessionalism, experience and quality service while at the Mountain.
Thank you. Read more. Date of experience: March Helpful Share. Ntalabany wrote a review Oct London, United Kingdom contributions helpful votes.
Mt Kenya begs to be climbed! I have been looking at Mt Kenya each time a journey took me to the Northern parts of Kenya and really wanted to get to the top of it.
I finally managed to climb it in March By climbing I really mean climbing to its true peak, Batian at m.
For this I engaged the services of the highly recommended team from African Ascent based in Nanyuki. They made the trek from Chogoria gate to Austrian hut via Lenana extremely comfortable so that I was able to truly enjoy the amazing landscape which changes from bamboo to alpine forest, moors and then to volcanic lunar dreamscapes.
We took it "pole pole", trekking for 4 days and sleeping each night at higher altitude before the summit day. African Ascent has very good equipment and are an extremely friendly team all 16 of them!
Not to mention providing plenty of very tasty freshly prepared food too! For the actual climbing part via Batian and the SE ridge route I was in the safe hands of David the squad leader of the Mount Kenya Rescue Service who was contracted in by African Ascent as technical climbing guide as far as I understand this is common practice amongst the various providers of Mt Kenya climbing experiences.
If you have done some Alpine climbing and mountaineering this part will feel familiar with all the usual fun and struggle: the weather is just as unpredictable, the ropes easily get caught on the abseils, a traverse through the Gates of Mist can feel a little awkward and reaching the summit always feels great.
You could be anywhere in the mountains but you just happen to be on the second highest one in Africa. We walked off the mountain via the Naro Maru route which is amazingly beautiful and offers fabulous views but gets slightly spoilt by having to descend through the "hanging bog".
For most of the 6 hours or so it took it was just me and the two trekking guides; the porters had disappeared downhill out of sight so fast that I would have had to run to keep up with them.
As this was at the very end of the climbing season we met nobody during that day apart from a team of porters carrying up supplies for the Mountain Rescue Service.
As a matter of fact during the entire trip we encountered very few trekkers and never had to share a campsite with another team.
It is best to do a lot of research and read in detail about all the various approach routes, trekking and camping options to find the one that suits you best.
Outfits like African Ascents offer tailor-made, rather comfortable and very safe treks. It does come at a price but for me it was money well spent.
The Mt Kenya region is projected to have close to 12 million eligible voters in the General Election, making it a battlefront in the fight for numbers.
The DP, who has since fallen out with the President, appears to have been shoved from the succession matrix, but has ramped up his campaign, especially targeting Mt Kenya in what had nearly vanquished Uhuru.
Allies of Uluru's handshake partner Raila Odinga had even started doubting the President's commitment to the BBI process following the region's fervour about Ruto's hustler nation narrative.
The President's latest charm offensive to fend off Ruto from his 'bedroom' is part of a wider political plan to destroy or win over the DP's support and ultimately obliterate his presidential ambitions.
The President met more than 10, grassroots opinion leaders, including more than MCAs from the Mt Kenya. On Thursday, Nyeri Town MP and vocal BBI proponent Ngunjiri Wambugu told the Star the tide was fast turning in favour of the President's agenda.
He said the President's message was already trickling down to the grassroots after he explained his BBI position to opinion leaders.
The pioneer of the Kieleweke wing of Jubilee said Uhuru targeted 'trainers of trainers' to ensure a high-impact about turn on BBI.
During the engagements with delegations from the 10 Mt Kenya counties, the President is said to have laid bare his rock-bottom relationship with his deputy and warned the region against following him blindly.
For the first time since their ties collapsed after Uhuru's March rapprochement with Raila, the President spoke directly to his people.
He said he never made any promise to his deputy about supporting him in The assertions, following the DP's sustained forays into Uhuru's turf, could upset his game plan.
National Assembly Deputy Majority Whip Maoka Maore, who accompanied the President during the tour, told the Star the ground has shifted. He said the BBI push to amend the Constitution was the surest way to secure the interests of Mt Kenya in a binding document that no other leader will trash even during political arrangements.
Typically of Alpine terrain, the highest peaks and gendarmes occur at the intersection of ridges. All of these have a steep pyramidal form.
Together, they form a large parasitic plug. Midget peak can be climbed in a day. Mugi hill and the Giant's Billiards Table offers some of the best hillwalking in Kenya.
The glaciers on Mount Kenya are retreating rapidly. The Mountain Club of Kenya in Nairobi has photographs showing the mountain at the time of the first recorded ascent in , and again more recently; the retreat of the glaciers is very evident.
Every year there is less new snow accumulating in winter than melting on summer, even on the Lewis Glacier the largest of them in winter, so there is no formation of new ice.
The total area covered by glaciers on the mountain was recorded as about 0. Although Mount Kenya is on the equator the freezing nightly temperatures result in periglacial landforms.
There is permafrost a few centimetres inches below the surface. Solifluction occurs when the night temperatures freeze the soil before it thaws again in the morning.
This daily expansion and contraction of the soil prevents the establishment of vegetation. Mount Kenya is the main water catchment area for two large rivers in Kenya; the Tana , the largest river in Kenya, and the Ewaso Nyiro North.
The Thuchi River is the district boundary between Tharaka Nithi and Embu. The density of streams is very high, especially on the lower slopes which have never been glaciated.
The ice cap which used to cover the mountain during the Pliocene eroded large U-shaped valleys which tend to only have one large stream.
This area is therefore characterised by frequent deep fluvial V-shaped valleys. Rivers which start on Mount Kenya are the tributaries of two large Kenyan rivers: the Tana and the Ewaso Ng'iro rivers.
A lot of Mount Kenyan rivers flow into the Sagana which itself is a tributary of the Tana, which it joins at the Masinga Reservoir. The rivers in the northern part of the mountain, such as the Burguret, Naru Moru, Nanyuki, Likii, Sirimon flow into the Ewaso Nyiro.
The rivers to the south-west, such as the Keringa and Nairobi flow into the Sagana and then into the Tana. The remaining rivers to the south and east, such as the Mutonga, Nithi, Thuchi and Nyamindi, flow directly into the Tana.
Mount Kenya has several altitudinal ecological zones, between the savanna surrounding the mountain to the nival zone by the glaciers.
Each zone has a dominant species of vegetation. Many of the species found higher up the mountain are endemic, either to Mount Kenya or East Africa.
There are also differences within the zones, depending on the side of the mountain and aspect of the slope. The south-east is much wetter than the north,  so species more dependent on moisture are able to grow.
Some species, such as the bamboo Yushania alpina , are limited to certain aspects of the mountain because of the amount of moisture.
The climate of Mount Kenya changes considerably with altitude, forming belts of community types. The people living around the mountain have cultivated this cool relatively moist area for centuries.
Mount Kenya is surrounded by forests. The vegetation in the forests depend on rainfall, and the species present differ greatly between the northern and southern slopes.
Above the forest is a belt of Yushania alpina African alpine bamboo. This zone is almost continuous, but is restricted to small isolated bunches in the north because of low rainfall.
The bamboo is natural,  and does not require forest disturbance. Tracks are common through the bamboo. Bamboo suppresses other vegetation, so it is uncommon to find trees or other plants here.
Above the bamboo is the timberline forest. The trees here are often smaller than the trees in the forests lower down the mountain.
Heathland is found in the wetter areas, on the west side of Mount Kenya, and is dominated by giant heathers.
Chaparral is found in the drier areas and grasses are more common. As the altitude increases the temperature fluctuations become extreme and the air becomes thinner and drier.
This region is known as the Afro-alpine zone. The region where the glaciers have recently retreated from is nival zone.
It is the area that plants have not yet been able to colonise. The flora found on Mount Kenya varies with altitude, aspect and exposure.
Plants in the Afro-alpine zone have overcome these difficulties in several ways. Giant rosette senecios form single-aged stands that drive community structure over decades.
Many plant species in the Afro-alpine zone of Mount Kenya are giant versions of lowland or temperate relatives. However, nearer the nival zone the plants decrease in size again.
The majority of animals live lower down on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Here there is more vegetation and the climate is less extreme.
Various species of monkeys, several antelopes, tree hyrax, porcupines and some larger animals such as elephant and buffalo all live in the forest.
There are fewer mammals found at high altitudes on Mount Kenya. Some smaller mammals, such as the groove-toothed rat , can live here by burrowing into the giant senecios and using their thick stem of dead leaves as insulation.
Other mammal species are only occasional visitors. Remains of elephants, monkeys and bongo have been found high in the alpine zone,  and other sightings are remembered in names such as Simba Tarn simba means lion in Swahili.
Several bird species live in the Afro-alpine zone, including sunbirds , alpine chats and starlings and the raptors, augur buzzard , lammergeier and Verreaux's eagle , the latter of which specializes in hunting hyraxes.
Birds are important in this ecosystem as pollinators. The climate of Mount Kenya has played a critical role in the development of the mountain, influencing the topography and ecology amongst other factors.
It has a typical equatorial mountain climate which Hedberg described as winter every night and summer every day.
The year is divided into two distinct wet seasons and two distinct dry seasons which mirror the wet and dry seasons in the Kenyan lowlands.
The lower, south eastern slopes are the wettest as the predominant weather system comes from the Indian ocean.
This rainfall supports dense montane forest on these slopes. High on the mountain most of the precipitation falls as snow.
The current climate on Mount Kenya is wet, but drier than it has been in the past. The temperatures span a wide range, which diminishes with altitude.
The monsoon , which controls the wet and dry seasons, means that most of the year there are south-easterly winds, but during January and February the dominant wind direction is north-easterly.
Mount Kenya, like most locations in the tropics, has two wet seasons and two dry seasons as a result of the monsoon.
From mid-March to June the heavy rain season, known as the long rains , brings approximately half of the annual rainfall on the mountain.
October to December are the short rains when the mountain receives approximately a third of its rainfall total. Finally from December to mid-March is the drier dry season when the mountain experiences the least rain.
During the dry season the mountain almost always follows the same daily weather pattern. Large daily temperature fluctuations occur which led Hedberg to exclaim winter every night and summer every day.
A typical day is clear and cool in the morning with low humidity. The mountain is in direct sunlight which causes the temperatures to rise quickly with the warmest temperatures occurring between and Around there is a minimum in sunlight and a maximum in humidity causing the actual and perceived temperature to drop.
At there is a minimum in the pressure. This daily cover of cloud protects the glaciers on the south-west of the mountain which would otherwise get direct sun every day, enhancing their melt.
There is another maximum of temperature associated with this. And that is where we are at our best.
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We have some pictures in the section "Your Guides" although my partners are definitely not photogenic! Chogoria East Meru Mt. The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.
The Austrian Hut is reached via Tooth Col at the head of the valley. Sirimon North Sirimon Gate m Old Moses Camp m Liki North Camp m Mackinder's Valley Shipton's Camp m The Sirimon route is the least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatisation options.
The route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.
The Austrian Hut and Point Lenana are reached from the head of Mackinder's Valley via Simba Col. MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING ROUTES Peak: Route Name: Grade: East African Nelion and Batian Normal Nelion S.
Ice routes are still climbed on Mount Kenya but they are generally significantly harder than on the opening ascents and may require modern mixed trickery.
EAST AFRICAN GRADES East African French alpine American rock I F 5. MOUNT KENYA HUTS AND BIVI'S Name Location Altitude Managed by Judmaier Hut Old Moses Hut Sirimon Route m Mountain Rock Hotel Shipton's Hut Sirimon Route Mackinder's Valley m Mountain Rock Hotel Met Station Lodge Naro Moru Route Met Station m Naro Moru River Lodge Mackinder's Hut Naro Moru Route Teleki Valley m Naro Moru River Lodge Austrian Hut Lewis Glacier m Mount Kenya National Parks Top Hut Lewis Glacier m Mountain Club of Kenya Baillie's Bivi Normal Route on Nelion m Mountain Club of Kenya Howell Hut Summit of Nelion m Mountain Club of Kenya.
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View all on Map. Normal Route of the NE side of the Batian. Normal route Nelion SE-face. Nelion Descent. Kenya Kilimanjaro Mount Kenya Mawenzi Mt.
Stanley Lenana Mount Meru Ras Dashen Mount Elgon Jbel Toubkal Ouanoukrim M'Goun Akioud n'bou Imhraz. User Name.
Remember me. Forgot your password? Log me out when I close my browser. Keep me logged in all the time.Die Route eignet sich zum Abseilen, was allerdings Halbseil von mindestens 50 m Länge verlangt. Es gibt zwei Schlafzimmer, ein Badezimmer, eine Küche und einen Fernsehgottesdienst Ard mit Veranda und Kamin. Hier machen 3 Freunde eine Mittagspause und bewundern den Ausblick über das Gorge Valley und den darin liegenden Lake Michaelson 3.