Pack N’ Climb Event {Dec 17th -21st}


Pack N’ Climb – The golden season of Christmas is for sharing with the less fortunate in society.  This is an event we do every year to encourage people to travel and climb Mt Kenya at a special rate. We share discounted climbing rates for all our customers, the remaining proceeds are channelled to the needy – the sick, the old and the destitute. We enlighten their festive season. With your help, we identify the charity to support. Join us this year.

Day 1: 17th Dec: Nairobi – Old Moses Camp.

Assemble and departure from a central point in the city centre, at 07:00hrs. The drive to Nanyuki will take four and half {4½} hours. Here we meet the crew for the hike. We also replenish our supplies before hiring a private vehicle to Sirimon park gate altitude 2,650m a.s.l. Picnic lunch is served while payments and formalities are finalized. We hike for nine {9km} to Old Moses camp 3,300m a.s.l. for dinner and overnight in bunkhouses.

Day 2: 18th Dec: Old Moses – Shipton’s Camp

After breakfast, leave at 08:00hrs for Shipton’s camp 13km away. We cross several small streams to reach the crest of the ridge between the Ontulili and Liki North Valleys, then into Mackinder’s valley. Lunch will be served en route. Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Camp 4,200m a.s.l.

Day 3: 19th Dec: Shiptons – Acclimatization day

It is an acclimatization day in preparation for the summit ascent. We explore the adjacent cols & ridges neighbouring the camp. The drill is as always to climb high and sleep low.

Day 4: 20th Dec: Shiptons – Old Moses

Wake up at 02:00hrs have tea and biscuits, then leave at 03:00hrs for the Lenana summit. This section is a long, hard slog, and the path is indistinct in places. Expected to reach point Lenana 4,985m a.s.l at 06:30hrs and catch the sunrise. After enjoying the views and taking your pictures, descend down to Shipton’s Camp for a hot brunch. A short rest before we descend to Old Moses camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: 21st Dec: Old Moses – Sirimon gate – Nairobi

Breakfast then departure for Sirimon gate where we meet our transfer vehicle to Nanyuki. After lunch, we proceed to Nairobi after a very memorable climb up Mt. Kenya! Expected to be in back to Nairobi by 17:00hrs.

What to bring:

Sleeping bag; one rated four (4) season is fine. The bag should be a snug fit since if it is too large there will be more cool air for the body to warm

  • Rain Trouser
  • Rain Jacket [Poncho]
  • Balaclava [Hat Woollen]
  • Warm Clothes down jacket
  • Thermal underwear
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Hiking Boots
  • Gloves
  • Walking Sticks
  • Head Torch
  • Sunglasses
  • First Aid box
  • Ruck Suck 65L (duffel bags are unacceptable) to be carried by porters
  • Day Pack 35 [For your personal effects]
  1. Optional comfort accessories;

Walking poles, hot water bottle, Bivy bag

Wet wipes; ideal for those who want to stay fresh but are unable to bear dips in the freezing mountain weather

4: Passport/Identification Card {ID}

5: Personal travel/ medical insurance

Options are of course many and varied and in many cases, we can be flexible about the itinerary for accommodation facilities and the extension of the safari destinations.

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