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Ice Climbing through the ‘Diamond Couloir’

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from/per person $1,550


Description

Ice Climb on Mt Kenya Climbing through the ‘Diamond Couloir’best dates are 15th July to the end of September .Mount Kenya Techinical Climb a Challenge! Mount Kenya rock climbing trip to Mt. Kenya’s Nelion Summit, Batian Summit and Point Lenana
Ice Climbing on Mt Kenya Climbing Sirimon out Naro Moru through the Diamond Couloir
Routes : Africa : Kenya : Mount Kenya : Batian : Batian : 100 Diamond Couloir TD

A trip can be arranged within these two periods when the weather is most favourable on the mountain ie 15th July to the end of September

  • Nairobi-Nanyuki
    Transfer from Nairobi is at 09:00 hrs to Nanyuki .A COMPLIMENTARY walking tour to the EQUATOR. dinner and overnight at Simbas lodge.
  • Sirimon gate to Judmaier camp
    After Breakfast drive to Sirimon Park gate and trek for 3 – 4 hours to Old Moses Camp (Judmeier) through a beautiful forest with East African Pencil Cedar trees, Poducarpus trees and the giant Hygenia trees. From Judmeier camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks: 9kms
  • Old Moses (Judmeier) camp to Shiptons camp
    This is about a 6 – 8 hour hike crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, there is a great view of Tereri and Sendeo peaks. And also a great view of Nanyuki town and beautiful terrain. Shipton’s camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak. 13kms
  • Shipton’s Camp to American Camp
    Depart Shipton’s via Hausberg Col passing Hausberg and Oblong Lakes to American Camp Site. Dinner and overnight at the camp site.
    Lewis Glacier Mt Kenya
  • American Camp Site to the Base of Diamond Couloir
    Pre dawn breakfast leave the campsite at 0300 hours to the base of Diamond Couloir start your Ice Climbing through the trench direct to the top of Batian and then descend through the Normal Route crossing Lewis Glacier via Austrian Hut back to the camp site. Dinner and overnight at the camp site.
  • American Camp Site to Met Station
    After breakfast leave the camp and descend to Met Station Lodge with lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight.
    at the Camp.
  • Met Station to Naro Moru Park Gate
    After breakfast leave the camp descending to Naro Moru Park Gate to catch your transport to the next destination.

The Cost
The details shown below are those included currently for a three person ( 2 clients & 1 guide) trip to Mt Kenya to climb a technical route on the mountain,on the Diamond Couloir (Ice Grade V)

What’s included

  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi (B&B)
  • Transport from Nairobi to the road-head on Mt Kenya
  • Park fees forclients and the porters
  • All food on the mountain
  • Porters to help carry equipment (2 each minimum)
  • Local guide/cook to stay with climbers all of the time and guard camp whilst you are away climbing
  • Tents
  • Hotel accommodation (half board) at Sportman arms hotel Nanyuki (one night)
  • Transport in descent and back to Nairobi
  • Transfers from/to airport in Kenya

Guide fees
The Guide:
Our local guide has the knowledge and experience of the climbing routes on Nelion & Balian peaks also with verbal information and local knowledge.Your Techinical Guide
1.Undergone Through ( NOLS) Famous American Outdoor School
2.Diploma in Outdoor Activities Leadership ,Map Leading & Navigation
3.Working With Mt Kenya rescue Team (Can lead cliff Rescue)
4.Have Been satisfied by OSLO ,RED CROSS in First Aid & CPR
5.Have climbed the Summit of Mt Kenya more than 30 times(5199 pt lenana)
6.Experince in 12 years