Posted by: adamharmer | October 12, 2008

Mount Kenya 4985m

Last week saw Colin Chick and I run an expedition to Mount Kenya for CLEAR International. The trip was 5 days and started with a two day walk in up the Chorgoria Path, out to the South East. A random camp one night was then followed with a night at Lake Ellis just in the heather zone, after passing the rainforest and bamboo zones.

The third night was spent at Mintos camp approx 4300m with our first glimpses of the twin peaks Nelion and Batian. Early the next morning (3am) we left camp to climb the scree slopes upto Simba Col before the final ascent to the summit of Point Lenana. The final push was slow yet amazing with a sucessful whole group summit just after sunrise.

This fourth day was long and hard, after a descent down to Shiptons and a 45 minute rest, the team then carried on for a further 6-7 hours reaching Old Mose’s campsite on the Sirimon route at 5 pm.

The final day was a short trip back through the Bamboo and Rainforest with a quick sight of baboons before hitting the park gate on the north side of Mount Kenya.

The trip was truly awesome and breathtaking. It seems there is plenty of snow on the mountain still and gives me plenty of room for future mountaineering trips both summer and winter in 2010 hopefully.



  1. Congratulations and well done. Another one to tick off the list, eh! Got my class following your adventures now, too! So keep it clean!

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