Mount Kenya, the highest of all Kenya mountains is a ‘twin-peaked’ volcanic spike and Africa’s second highest mountain at 5199m. The main summits are separated by a col – the ‘gate of the mists’ – and can only be reached by technical climbers. The subsidiary summit and our goal on this challenge is to summit Point Lenana at 4985m, offering magnificent views across to Mount Kilimanjaro at dawn.
It’s a heavyweight duel between the two tallest mountains in Africa. Kilimanjaro just across the border in Tanzania, narrowly wins the height contest at 5,896m. But for hiking, Mt Kenya is the undisputed champion, with quiet trails and beautiful, untouched wilderness.
Best time of year: Dec-March, July- October
Grade: Tough- challenging
Number of days: 9
We are not currently running this event but if you are interested in this challenge for your charity, organisation or group please contact us on 020 7386 4680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.