This 3 Days Mt Kenya Hike via Sirmon Route
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 summitting 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.
The items below are necessary to make ones climb a success. You can bring them or hire from our store.
– A big backpack in which to put all the equipments. This will be
Carried by the porter.
– A summit pack in which to put personal equipments like water, camera
– A warm mountain sleeping bag (4 seasons recommended)
– Hiking boots which should be sturdy and water proof
– Camp shoes. Sneakers are ok.
– Leg gaiters
– Water bottle. If you have camel pack that’s okay.
– 3 – 4 pairs of woolen socks
– Both fleece jacket and pants
– Polypro under wear both top and bottom
– Water proof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex recommended) and pants
– Warm mittens or gloves
– Warm thermal hat
– Sun glasses
– Head torch plus batteries
– Sleeping mat, Thermarest is good
– Hiking poles
Tour guide: Denis Micheni