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Mount Kenya climb route on right

Mount Kenya

Technical Rock Climbs on the Equator at over 17,000 feet / 5182 meters

Mount Kenya is, as the phrase goes, a mountaineer’s moun­tain.” There are no easy routes up this extinct vol­cano. It has the same allure as such leg­endary peaks as the Mat­ter­horn, stand­ing iso­lat­ed above the sur­round­ing alpine region.Your trek to base­camp includes a Dr. Seuss-like land­scape with bizarre plants, baboons, ele­phants and more to keep it inter­est­ing. If a 15 – 20 pitch rock route up to 5.7 in an exot­ic loca­tion appeals to your sens­es, grab your rock shoes and join us in Kenya.


  • Mount Kenya

    $7,500 – 11-12 Days / Includes trav­el time


Climb is Arranged on a Custom Basis — Contact Us

December — March 
Climbers ascend the Shipton Route to the summit of Nelion
June — September 
Climbers ascend the North Face Standard directly to Batian



Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with your depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Nairo­bi, Kenya on Day 2. You can arrive any time on Day 2. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel. 

Your return flight home will also be an overnight flight depart­ing from Nairo­bi, Kenya in the late evening on the sec­ond to last day of the itin­er­ary for a night flight back to the U.S. or your final destination.

Flights may vary if trav­el­ing from out­side of the US and may short­en the over­all dura­tion of your trip. Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with your flight schedule.


  • Mount Kenya


    11-12 Days / Includes trav­el time

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17,057 ft / 5199 m 


Ship­ton Route or North Face Stan­dard Route depend­ing on season

Client to Guide Ratio



Advanced Intermediate

Climbers should be comfortable climbing on exposed ridges, 45 to 60 degree snow/ice slopes and/or 5.6+ rock and have a well-rounded past history of climbing experience. Depending on the objective, climbers may need only snow/ice skills or only rock skills; and vice-versa. Some climbs may require both skill sets.

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