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Climbing Mount Kenya

Climbing Mount Kenya: Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Most treks on Mount Kenya are either 4,5 or 6 days. If you have the time, We suggests doing it in 5 days at least. “This will give you more time for acclimatization and this way the trek doesn’t become the rush. This will also allow you to do one of the longer routes, like the 6-day Burguret-Chogoria Traverse.

Best Season to Visit Mt. Kenya

Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round. But if you want the best weather then you should be planning for January to March or June to October. Then you are avoiding the rainy season and you get the best weather and with that the best views. The weather on the mountain can be hard to predict and all seasons are possible at any time on the day, but if you stick to the best seasons, you can get the best bang for your buck.

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