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Tips on Climbing Mount Kenya Mount Kenya which is 5199 metres above sea level is the highest Mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa. It is believed that Mount Kenya was over 6,500m in height some many years back, but due to glacial erosion it has decreased significantly. It’s situated 180km north of the capital city of Kenya and 20km from the equator. This mountain is the world’s largest free-standing mountain and an extinct volcano. Visiting Mount Kenya is a good chance for people who want to explore the lovely scenery of glacier-clad peaks and beautiful slopes covered with afro-alpine flora. This mountain has twelve remnant permanent glaciers which shield the highest peaks of Batian(5,199m), Nelion (5,188m), and Point Lenana(4,985m). For hikers, mountain climbers and trekkers, this excursion will indeed suit your interest. This mountain is one of the toughest terrains one can go through if they enjoy climbing. Besides, a good number of visitors from across the globe have been able to trek this mountain and included the geographer and explorer Halford Mackinder. While Batian and Nelion peak is the toughest for even experienced climbers, Lenana summit is the easiest to climb for the first time climbers. Mount Kenya’s other summits include Point Piggott, Point Dutton and Point John. The three climbing routes used to climb Mount Kenya are Naro Moru, Chogoria and Sirimon routes. It is easier to get to Lenana peak using the Naro Moru Route. Chogoria route is the most interesting since you will pass through the spectacular sheer cliffs where you will see the Gorges Valley and Lake Michaelson as you are climbing. A few climbers use the Sirimon route to climb Mount Kenya. It is on the dry side of Mount Kenya and you can be able to see various wild animals and alpine sceneries as you go up the mountain.
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Apart from Scaling Mount Kenya, your tour may also include game viewing in the Mount Kenya National Park. Black and white colobus monkeys, hyenas, bush pigs, Antelopes, olive baboons, buffalo, leopard and Albino zebra are some of the animals one may come across when climbing. Some of the birds you can expect to see include hyrax, eagles and sunbirds. Mount Kenya has a broad range of tree species which include Bamboo on the lower side and alpine trees on the upper side.
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When climbing Mount Kenya, you should remember to carry toiletries and medication. You need to carry mosquito sprays, headache pills, lotions and sunscreen. Ensure you have tissue paper, toothbrush and toothpaste in your bag pack. Also have some money with you to give tips to the tour guides, porters, cooks and tour drivers. Finally, it’s recommended to carry your first aid kit for personal medication and emergency use.