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KSSM 01 : 4
Days Mount Kenya Climbing Naro Moru Route
KSSM 02: 5
Days Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru route
KSSM 03: 5
Days Sirimoni Route Down Chogoria
KSSM 04: 6
Days Sirimoni - Naro Moru with peak circuit route
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Uganda: Kenya Lodge Safaris, Lodge Safaris Kenya, Tanzania Lodge
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Mount Kenya Natural
Mount Kenya is Africaís 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.
Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and
stands somewhat unjustly in the shadow of it's taller neighbour
Kilimanjaro, which lies some 320km away in the south and is visible
on a clear day. Kili may see much more traffic - due to the
possibility of summiting via several non-technical trekking routes
and due to the sometimes dubious honour of being one of the Seven
Summits - but Mount Kenya offers a wealth of excellent and diverse
climbing possibilities on rock, snow and ice.
The rock on Mount Kenya can be of variable quality
but is at it's best high on the mountain where the syenite rock is
similar to granite - rough, hard and well endowed with features.
Apart from the superb climbing potential on Mount
Kenya, its tarns and alpine meadows; exotic, equatorial,
high-altitude vegetation; sunbirds, hyrax and soaring eagles make
the walk around the peaks one of the most beautiful expeditions in
the East African mountains.
After the cultivated farmlands on the lower slopes
the trails pass through the rain forest, rich in trees of many
species but noticeably camphors, then onto a bamboo zone growing to
heights of more than 12m or more up through open moor land before
reaching the moonscape of higher slopes. The forests are rich in
wildlife including elephant, buffalo and monkeys with even the moor
lands offering a long list of mammals including the rock hyrax, the
nearest living relative of the elephant.
is an ancient volcanic mountain much older than Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Itís believed to have once reached well above 600m. What is left
today is volcanic plug which erosion has fashioned into the complex
jagged outline of the central peaks.