Northface standard route starts from Shiptons
Camp or from Kami Hut at 0330 hrs - 2
hrs hike to the base of climbing. The
start is Grade IV+. The first two pitches
are easy for scrambling, Another Grade
III then Grade 11 and a Grade IV to get
to the amphitheatre. From there an easy
donkey walk to the base of Firmin Tower.
Two routes emerge here. One up the Tower
quite tricky about Grade V in a small
gully not enough to fit in. The other
is around the tower, easier but longer.
After that you come to the knife edge
you do a Grade IV+ pitch and another Grade
IV pitch before you come to a traverse
that leads you to the Shiptons notch.
At the Shiptons notch rocks are quite
lose and need to be handled with care.
After you are through with Shiptons notch,
then reach Batian 5,199m. After reaching
carefully the top, then abseil down; you
do a lot of down climbing. This is the
longest climb. It's 23 pitches.
done from June to early October.
All the routes are Graded IV and V most
of the pitches.
For the climbing equipment, you have to
bring your own harness, climbing boot,
crampons, ice axe, warm sleeping bag,
bivy bag and light tent. The other climbing
equipment like friends, figure of eight,
stopper, ropes will be provided.Our Mountain
guides are well experienced on technical
knowledge, having being trained by N.O.L.S
(The American National Outdoor Leadership
School)and working with Kenya Wildlife
Service (K.W.S) helping them with the
mountain rescues in Mount Kenya National
North Face - 8 Days Mt. Kenya Climb -
Up Old Moses, Liki route & down Chogoria
Nairobi at 8.00 am to Nanyuki, which normally
takes 4hrs drive, arriving at 12.00, then
proceed to Mt Kenya National Park Sirimon
gate, picnic lunch will be provided.After
lunch, follow the track uphill for 10
kms, forking left at the junction to reach
Old Moses camp which is situated at 3,300m.
The ascent from Sirimon gate to Old Moses
is 690m. Dinner/overnight.
After breakfast, leave at 8.00 am, follow
the directions for the direct route, until
you reach the fork after one hour. The
track becomes a path, and swings right
and south round the head of a large valley,
crossing several small streams to reach
the crest of the ridge between the Otulili
and Liki North Valleys.A walk of 3 to
4 hours to Liki North hut at 3,993m. Dinner/overnight
After breakfast, ascend the west side
of the Valley, over a ridge, then down
into the Mackinders Valley to meet the
direct route, taking one to two hours.
From here, follow the Mackinders Valley
to reach Shipton camp, a total of 4 hours
from Liki to Shiptons camp at 4,250m.Dinner/overnight.
After breakfast at 9.00 a.m. ascend to
Kami hut 4,600m which normally takes 2hrs.
Dinner/overnight. [Kami hut is the base
camp for climbers who are doing North
Wake up at 5.00 a.m., have tea and biscuits,
then leave at 5.30 to the base of North
Face, which normally takes 45 mins to
1 hour, this section is rocky and frozen
scree.Continue walking until you reach
the starting point of rock climbing, then
start climbing at 7.00 a.m., spending
a night at Firmin Tower, (10 ropes of
From Firmin Tower continue rock climbing
until you reach Batian at 5,199m, 12.00
midday, then abseil down to the bottom
and walk to Shipton camp, dinner/overnight.
After breakfast, ascend Simba col then
down to Meru Mount Kenya Bandas above
Chogoria, following the Gorges Valley.It
will take 7 hours to reach the bandas.
After morning breakfast, continue walking
down through the bamboo and indigenous
forest to reach Bairunyi to meet up with
your transport back to Nairobi.
for Technical Guide for Nelion and Batian
will cost extra $450 per client.
pax USD- 1640.
pax USD 1560.
· Transport from Nairobi, to as
high as possible on the mountain and return
· Quality fresh food but with some
prepared (client to advise any particular
likes / dislikes or dietary considerations).
· Porters for all food and tentage,
plus up to 15 kgs. of the clients personal
· All tents, sleeping mats, eating
and cooking utensils etc.
· Services Techinical guide
· Park entrance and camping fees.
All gear and equipment, i.e. Helmet and
harness, 2 x 9mm ropes, we use double
rope system , Slings, karabinas and other
· First and last night accomodation
· Tips to porters / guides.
· Foot wear and sleeping bag
can extend the climb with a safari either
camping or lodge or beach holiday
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