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Tips for Climbing Mount Kenya

Mountains have always been majestic creations of nature and the more towering and grand a mountain is, the more awe-inspiring it is for climbers and when you find yourself in Kenya, there’s no doubt that the highest mountain you should include in your bucket list, is the Mount Kenya, highest in the country and second in the overall African Continent. Through its magnificent and outstanding display of beauty with its magnanimous altitude and outstanding peaks, this mountain has garnered quite the reputation when it comes to climbers and fortunately, comparing it to Kilimanjaro, the Mount Kenya is deemed to be one that’s more appropriate for mountaineers to climb.

This means that learning how to climb Kenya’s Highest mountain is more exciting and motivating than climbing peaks of Kilimanjaro, allowing you to have an outstanding experience free from any worries. When looking at the peaks of Kilimanjaro, you’ll be welcomed with an experience that’s more inclined to a tiring trekking experience which would surely be a down for those who would love a more interesting climbing experience in reaching the summit.

Out of all the Mountains in Africa or Kenya, Mount Kenya isn’t all about the thrill and excitement, because with its pristine and jaw-dropping beauty, topped with superb ecosystem filled with abundant forms of life, you’ll certainly have a mysterious yet incredibly inspiring trip as you travel towards its top. Just from the base alone, you’ll see varieties of animals you won’t be able to see in your regular life in the urban areas, such as monkeys, elephants, diverse bird species and even a robust and powerful Cape Buffalo. Not to mention, you’ll also find incredibly rare Lobelia, Giant Groundsel and other rare plants species amid its wide vicinity.
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From the equator, Mount Kenya can be found to be only 16.5 Km South of it as the reference, while when you arrive at the place, you’ll be amazed by how hospitable it is and its people. Reaching Nairobi, you’ll certainly be one step closer to the mountain itself and the only traveling path remaining is for you to ride a car and drive for 150km until you reach the mountain.
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Even in Mount Kenya itself, you’ll have options of climbing two different peaks which includes Batian and Nelion. Despite being harder to climb than Kilimanjaro, you simply do not have to worry in climbing Mount Kenya at all because it also comes with walking routes which you can follow to safely reach its majestic peak. Two of the most famous routes people take when climbing the peaks of this mountain, are the Chogoria Route and the Shipton route. It is vital that you research first what route is in for the season to make sure that you’ll pick the right and safest route, while also factoring if you could get companions like taking Kenya Safari tour and more.