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Important Guideline to Climbing the Highest Mountain in Kenya Compared to other mountains in Kenya Mount Kenya is the highest with an altitude of 5,199m. It was formed as a result of the volcanic eruptions. It is located around 200 kilometers to the north of Nairobi city. It has three peaks that is Batian, Nelion and Lenana with Batian being the highest with a height of 5,199m followed by Nelion 5,188m and lastly Lenana at 4,985m. There is no uniform gradient as some parts of the mountain are gentle, other are smooth, others are gentle with very many protruding sharp hedges. Out of all this Lenana is most climbed as it is the shortest and reaching it through trekking is as simple compared to other peaks. As a result of very low temperatures especially during rainy seasons most of the mountain is covered with snow and glaciers.
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Not necessarily climbing Mount Kenya but there are a lot of beautiful things that attracts people such as different plant species and variety of wildlife. Experts advise prefer the mountain to be climbed during dry seasons to avoid skidding. This can be done through different ways like walking, trekking and hiking. There are many routes that you can use when climbing Mount Kenya e.g. Naromoru route, Sirimon route, and Chogoria route. They have different advantages as Naromoru is considered the shortest route and most used to access Lenana. Besides, it is also plain and easy to trek on. Other routes such as Chogoria tend to be very steep with cliffs, with other attractive features such as Georges valley and Lake Michaelson which attracts many people to use this route. You can also climb Mount Kenya using the Leeward side which is dry during most times of the year. Climbing the highest mountain in in Kenya is not a simple task and it need thorough prior preparation. You need to avail all the equipment needed, waterproof, warm layer and even a camera. You need not to worry about the rest of the things as you will be guided by a porter who will also assist you in carrying the mountain gear. For you to enjoy this process you will need to organize for accommodation, food, water, and many other things as well. Because of the temperatures and the scenic features you will need to be medically fit and free from dangers incurred in the process. You should also know that there are trained rescue team that will guide you through safety measures.