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Mount Kenya, 1 Week Guided Ascent

Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya

Join KMGA certified guide Andrey on a week long adventure to the summit of the amazing Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro.

Not specified

7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Second in Africa to only the mythical Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m) in terms of size, Mount Kenya (5,199m) is an immensely impressive peak.

For 7 days, I would like to guide you on a journey that will take you from the beautiful city of Nairobi, to the highest summit of Mount Kenya, the Batian summit (5,199m) and back. This journey will be full of unforgettable natural sights. It will also be full of arduous, and at times, technically difficult climbing. However, the rewards you will get not from just one, but two of the peak’s glorious summits (the other being the Nelion Tower at 5,188m) are absolutely worth it.

During the climb itself, we will be ascending by way of the normal south east face route. This route will take us to Nelion. From Nelion, you will get to pass through the breathtaking Gate of mists on the way to the Batian summit. During the climb you will be staying in tents, as well as different huts, including the Austrian hut and the Howell hut.

As a result of the technical aspects inherent in this climb, it is important that participants have prior mountaineering experience. It is also crucial that you are in good enough physical condition to handle the rigours of this excursion.

The climb to the top of Mount Kenya is amazing. And if the day is clear, you can even see the summit of Kilimanjaro from the Batian summit! To experience this adventure for yourself, just send me a request, I would be happy to guide you.

Are you looking for a longer climbing expedition? Then come and join me on this 21 day ascent of the beautiful Khan Tengri in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes private transfers to Mount Kenya from Nairobi and back, National park entry fees, accommodation, porters, camping fees, camping equipment, meals, and government taxes and levies. However, the price does not include hotel costs in Nairobi, visa fees and international flight costs.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

After your pick up from the Nairobi airport or your hotel, we will transfer to the Mount Kenya national park. Upon arrival, we will take a 3-4 hour hike to the Naro Moru river lodge (3,040m). We will spend the night in tents.

Day 2: Mackiners camp (4,300m)

Today we will hike for approximately 5 to 7 hours, with an altitude gain of approximately 1,300 metres, to the Mackiners camp, where we will spend the night in tents.

Day 3: Austrian hut (4,790m)

Today we will hike for approximately 2 to 3 hours, with an altitude gain of approximately 490 metres, to the Austrian hut, where we will spend the night in tents.

Day 4: Nelion Tower (5,188m)

We will make our way to the summit of the Nelion tower today. We will take the South East Face standard route. The climb will take anywhere from 10 to 16 hours. At the summit, we will spend the night in the Howell’s bivvy hut.

Day 5: Batian (5,199m)

Today we will climb through the Gates of Mist to the summit of Batian. The ascent should take approximately 3 to 4 hours. Afterwards, we will go to the Austrian hut where we will spend the night.

Day 6: Moses camp (3,300m)

Today we will trek along the Sirimon route via the gorges valley to the Judimier/old Moses camp where we will spend the night.

Day 7: Sirimon gate (2,600m)

On the final day of this trip we will eat breakfast and descend to the Sirimon gate and leave the Mount Kenya national park. Afterwards, we will drive back to Nairobi.

 

Details

Accommodation

Tents, The Howell's bivvy hut, the Austria hut, Judimier, old Moses camp.

Meeting point

Nairobi Airport or your hotel in Nairobi

About the guide

I was born in what is now Bishkek, the Capital City of Kyrgyz Republic (used to be Frunze, the Capital of Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic) and live there ever since.

I started guiding professionally in 2004. I guide groups and individuals in technical and high altitude climbing, ski-tours, backcountry skiing, rock-climbing, ice climbing. I can also provide training facilities and organize trekking programs.

My main priorities in guiding are client safety and expedition success and therefore, my professional motto is “Never climb with strangers”.

In 2011, I finished my training with the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide School. The school is supported by Mammut and the Swiss and British Mountain Guide Associations and follows the IFMGA standards. Upon completion of the course and passing necessary tests I was qualified as a Mountain Guide. I am also qualified in mountain rescue and first aid by Mountaineering Instructor School in Kyrgyzstan (2012) and a member of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA) since the Autumn of 2009 where I serve as an instructor and examiner for the National Mountain Guide courses.

In my 13 years of guiding, I have worked all over Tien-Shan and Pamir in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China and East Sayan and Lake Baikal areas in Russia. I have arranged several ski tour and backcountry skiing programs in the Ala Archa national park, Suusamyr valley, Kyrghyz Ala Too, Chong Kemin gorge, Kumtor glacier, and Terskey Ala Too.

In 2009-2016 I worked as a high altitude guide at the Lenin Peak (7134 m), Khan Tengri Peak (7010 m), Pobeda Peak (7439 m), and Muztag Ata Peak (7546 m). As a mountaineering expert, I also have participated in 6 expeditions.

Presently I have over 100 ascents of different difficulty. The most significant of them are: Pobeda peak (7439 m) 1 ascent; Lenin peak (7134 m) 13 ascents; Muztag Ata (7546 m) 1 ascent; Khan Tengri (7010 m) 1 ascent; Korona peak 1st tower ED2 Smirnov route, winter conditions; Free Korea peak ED1 George Lowe route, winter conditions; Bachachekey peak 4 routes ED1 Kusmenko, Shwab, Polik, Ilyshenko; Ak-Too peak TD route, first ascent, winter conditions; Tarasova(Slovenia) TD route, winter conditions; Simagina peak TD+ route, winter conditions.

My sport climbing level: 7a-7b on sight, 7c-8a red point.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested to come and discover the mountains of my region.

Languages

Russian | English

Certificates

KMGA | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA


What people are saying about Andrey Erokhin

Michael E.

5.00

January, 2021

Great experience in Jyrgalan Kyrgyzstan - Very competent end experienced guide. Very involved in making sure we got the best experience. A must do and highly recommend it!!

Peter Eckstrom

5.00

August, 2019

I had an awesome climb with Andrey to the summit of Peak Khan Tengri in August 2019. Andrey is a terrific guide and climbing companion. This climb was a huge challenge for me, both technically and physically. Andrey was outstanding in his focus on having a safe climb while at the same time doing everything possible to enable me to reach the summit. He showed excellent judgment and resourcefulness in planning our itinerary and making adjustments when needed. He was extraordinarily patient with my shortcomings. His friendly and engaging personality was a great benefit as well. I can honestly say, my positive experience on Khan Tengri was due in no small part to Andrey. I look forward to climbing with him again someday.

Martina Zahno

5.00

September, 2018

For our rock climbing week Andrey had put together a programm which was ideally tailored to our skills. He handled everything in a very professional and trouble-free way. Under his guidance we learned a lot and gained confidence to undertake more challenging tours for ourselves in the future. At the same time, Andrey is also a really nice guy to hang out with. We had lots of fun during our tours and in the evenings. Thanks Andrey!

Andreas Waal

5.00

March, 2018

We were a large group of 15 guys that spend one week with Andrey and his colleagues (because of the group size we had two additional guides). Andrey is a great guide and a good organiser. From we ordered until we arrived Andrey was available on Whatsapp and responded almost imminently to all our questions. When we landed we were meet by Andrey at the airport and a fleet of large SUV`s that took us to the base camp that was the starting point from the touring. The base camp was located far up in the mountains on the Kazakhstan border. The accommodations where ok, with a nice sauna as a pleasant surprise. The ski touring was nice in variated terrain. We were a bit unlucky with unstable snow conditions forcing us to ski a bit less steep than we hoped for, but the area got massive potential for nice skiing. We decided to end touring after five days in the mountain and spend the last night in Bishkek. There Andrey stepped into the role of a tourist guide and showed us around town, a really nice gesture which we did not expect. Overall a trip I would recommend to anyone wanting to ski in a country you would not expect to travel to. And when you go, Andrey is your choice for guide ;)

Jashan dhillon

5.00

September, 2017

Despite not summiting, The Lenin Peak trip and the professionalism and abilities of Andrey far surpassed my best expectations. Andrey was responsible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and most of all a great person to spend 21 days with. Andrey displayed a high level of good judgement in regards to our decisions on the mountain and ensured the safety of everyone in our group at all times. I would not hesitate to use Andrey for any mountain adventure.

Katherine

5.00

August, 2017

Andrey is a great guide. He's patient, kind and puts your safety and quality of experience first. His technical skills and knowledge are really impressive. It was also just so much fun. Can't wait to do another trip again.

Sam

5.00

May, 2017

It is a very nice trip within the untouched landscape of Kyrgyzstan. I highly recommend Andrey as a guide, he is a really skillful and experienced mountain guide. He takes his job very serious and calculate risks as much as possible. For this trip you need to be very fit because the first day you need to do a hike of 18km with al your gear for the week. If you are fit enough and don't mind to go back to basic then I would recommend this trip. If you are not, then Andrey has also some other trips that can fit your needs.

Erik in 't Zand

5.00

April, 2017

I have to say I really enjoyed the trip. Andrey is a very experienced and skilled mountain guide who took us for a very intense but also incredible trip to the Ala Archa glacier. He adapted to our preferences and informed us about the conditions where needed. I was also amazed about the beauty of the Kyrgyzstan mountain range and the opportunities it has to offer.

Dmitry

5.00

February, 2017

I climbed the Pobeda Peak with Andrey in 2011. It was something very difficult to achieve but we did it. The most difficult part of the trip was the section from the highest camp to the summit because of the altitude (more than 7000m). That was also the longest section of the climb. Andrey and I worked together up to the summit. I trusted 100% in Andrey during the climb because I knew him very well. He is a real professional climber!

Yurihahn

5.00

September, 2016

Everything about the program was great: it actually was my first hike, trek and climb on a mountain! Perhaps I wasn’t physically prepared, but reaching the top of the peak was definitely the best part of the trip. I also enjoyed doing multi-pitches on the mountain, that’s something I would really like to do again. Andrey is a complete and responsible mountain guide that everybody should hire. He shares his knowledge and pushes his clients to their utmost capabilities. And the best thing is he can also take awesome pictures!

Wojciech Falkowski

5.00

August, 2016

Andrey is a very professional and friendly guide. After climbing we talked a lot. I appreciate his experience in difficult Tienszan Mountain's conditions. He was very helpful during each difficulty. I climbed with him Lenin Peak in 2014, and Khan Tengri in 2016. We spent a very good time and I hope to climb with him again.


 

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