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Tips in Climbing Kenya’s Highest Mountain With a height of 5,199m above the sea level Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya. It is an example of a volcanic mountain. It is located around 200 kilometers to the north of Nairobi city. When you look at this mountain you will see three major peaks which include Batian, Nelion and Lenana with Batian being the highest with a height of 5,199m followed by Nelion 5,188m and lastly Lenana at 4,985m. It has both the steep slopes and gentle slopes with rough terrace that is made of protruding stones making it a bit risky when climbing it. Out of all this Lenana is most climbed as it is the shortest and reaching it through trekking is as simple compared to other peaks. As a result of very low temperatures especially during rainy seasons most of the mountain is covered with snow and glaciers.
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Most tourist love such places because of many beautiful things such as Vegetation cover, different animal species such as elephants and buffalos which are beautiful to see. Experts advise prefer the mountain to be climbed during dry seasons to avoid skidding. Just like any other things professional skills are required to use methods such as walking, trekking and hiking to reach this peaks. You can achieve your objective by using three major routes which include; Naromoru route, Sirimon route, and Chogoria route. With Naromoru route being the fastest and the most popular route to point Lenana making it to be overcrowded by many climbers. It is considered to be more gentle and smoothest routes compared to other routes. While Chogoria route is one of the scenic and most interesting routes of all since it passes through tarns, cliffs, Georges valley and even the beautiful Lake Michaelson. Some people also prefer to use sirimon because it is dry most of the time. Climbing the highest mountain in in Kenya is not a simple task and it need thorough prior preparation. For you to climb mountain you will be required to carry camera, water, water proof and warm layer. the process you will be provided by a porter who will be carrying the mountain gear for you and guide you through. Apart from that you will be provided with food, accommodation, water and even tips at some points. It is not advisable that you participate in mountain climbing when you are in poor health as this exposes you to many dangers as well as hazardous things that may befall you. Besides, there is a trained rescue team that will be preventing you from such dangers.