We are your experts for mountains in Africa. Come along and climb Mount Kenya with us:
- Alpine tour at 5000m+
- Enjoyable gneiss, beautiful rock
- Ascent of the "real" Mount Kenya


Technical scale in climbing (in rock, mostly alpine) in relation to our climbing trips and expeditions:
1 - easy / beginners
2 - little difficult
3 - medium difficulty
4 - difficult / advanced
5 - extreme

Stamina - Endurance

A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).

1 - Active Tour
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
2 - Sportive Tour
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
3 - Demanding Trek / Expedition
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
4 - High Endurance - Expedition
To climb Everest (with oxygen-support) or some of the "easier" 8000m peaks you need a strong endurance. You should train specifically at least 4-5x per week.
5 - Very high Endurance - Expedition
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete. 

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Mount Kenya Climb - the true summit

Selected dates:

Basic costs:
1.185,00 €
Full service:
2.750,00 €

Airport of departure:

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, München oder Wien.

Groups: On request we organize your desired customised tour to Mount Kenya: expedition or event. If you climb the Naro Moru Route, there is a possibility to reduce cost. Please contact us.

Tips: For the organisation of our moving camps, we hire an average of three local helpers per participant for the seven days spent on the mountain (depending on the size of the group). For the week, each participant is expected to contribute US$100 of tips to the team and US$50 to the guide.

Basic package: The offer is valid for alpinists/climbers with joint registration as an independent roped party with their own equipment.

Services - Mount Kenya Climb

Full Service: 

  • Organisation of the trip from Europe, including flight
  • Expedition leader:
    - smaller groups with 2-7 participants led by one of our experienced Kenyan guides
    - larger groups with 8-12 participants led by SummitClimb expedition leader, accompanied by Kenyan guides
    - max 12 participants in the group
  • Scheduled flights to Nairobi and back with at least 30 kg free baggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Nairobi
  • 2 nights in ***hotel in Nairobi with breakfast

Basic Package (also included in Full-Service Package):

  • Organisation from Nairobi to Nairobi
  • Transfer from Nairobi to the mountain and back
  • 4x4 drive to the National Park gate / end of the road, depending on conditions
  • All camp equipment: dining tent, kitchen tent and kitchen material
  • Catering by our experienced kitchen team, full board on the mountain
  • Porters for our group material and food
  • Team on the mountain incl. guide
  • Personal porter up to 18 kg during the trekking
  • Emergency assistance
  • Full first-aid kit

Full Service on the mountain:

  • Local mountain guide for the ascent of Batian (2 guests per guide)
  • Group material for climbing: ropes & rack 
  • Satellite telephone / radio
  • Overnight stay in a sleeping tent (2 persons)
  • Overnight fee for Austrian Hut / Shipton's Hut
  • National Park fees (US$ 315 / 5-day package)

Not included: Personal equipment, private expenses (such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, snacks, gifts etc.), travel insurance (health, accident, travel cancellation), visa fees for Kenya, tips.

Planned itinerary - Mount Kenya Climb

Day 1 - 2 • Arrival in Kenya 
Arrival by flight and transfer to hotel in Nairobi, bed & breakfast. Full day to relax, sightseeing in Nairobi (National Park, Bomas), last shopping (snacks etc.) and climbing training in Lukenya, approx. 1 hour drive outside of Nairobi. In the evening dinner together with tour briefing and meeting of all group participants.

Day 3 - 5 • Trekking and acclimatisation 
Together with the SummitClimb Mount Kenya Trekking Group we will hike along the trekking route. On the way, mountain guides and participants of the climbing trip will discuss the ascent and practice the theoretical basics (belay techniques, commands).

Day 6 • Climbing on Mount Kenya
Winter: We hike up to Austrian Hut and from there we can climb Point Lenana (4985m). 
Summer: From Shipton's Camp we can do a training tour or try the ascent of Batian.

Day 7 • Mount Kenya ascent
today we plan to climb Batian (5199m). We get up early in the morning to be at the start of the route by the first sunlight. 
Winter: The ascent along the Nelion Normal Route begins easily, so we gain altitude quickly. Past MacKinder's Gendarme the key rope length is waiting for us, then we follow block terrain with two spots of UIAA 3rd degree of difficulty to the summit of Nelion (5189m). Before we traverse to Batian, we have to abseil into the Gate of the Mists and then climb up a third ridge to Batian (5199m). For the descent from Nelion we abseil over the Austrian rescue line.
Summer: The very first rope length offers a key passage (UIAA 4) and is the first challenge with numb fingers. After that it is easier to go through a couloir to the amphitheater (until then there is a significant risk of falling rocks), then over Firmin's Tower to the west ridge. The ridge runs long past Shipton's Notch to the main summit of Batian (5199m). The descent is along the ascent route by abseiling and climbing down.

Day 8-9 • Descent
We plan to descend together with the trekking group.

Below, you will find the list with the personal equipment that is recommended for our Mount Kenya climb.


down to - 10°C
with wind chill factor down to - 15°C

General conditions of the climb:

Rock and alpine climbing, occasionally snow and ice, technically demanding.

Travel documents/visa:

Citizens of the EU, Switzerland and most OECD countries can obtain the visa for Kenya on arrival with a passport valid for at least 6 months or apply online.

Preparation - Mount Kenya Climb

Requirements (Normal routes): Experience in belaying techniques, independent abseiling and climbing skills up to UIAA grade IV (as a second) should be brought along. The ascent of Batian (5199m) can take up to 15 hours. The appropriate fitness is required. For ascents of more demanding routes we will be happy to advise you individually.

Requirements (Trekking): An average physical condition and a strong will are sufficient to reach the summit of Point Lenana. You will hike during a maximum of 6 hours a day; longer excursions are optional. See the requirements and the information about our Mount Kenya trekking under: 


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Basic package
1.185,00 €
Full service
2.750,00 €


Mount Kenya Climb - the true summit

15. Dec - 23. Dec 2020

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