Mt Kenya in August

Swop tips on moves, route conditions, etc.
Post Reply
JonoZA
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:44 pm

Mt Kenya in August

Post by JonoZA » Mon May 27, 2019 1:41 pm

Hi,

A mate and I will be heading to Kenya in August to attempt the North Face Standard Route up Batian. We've done a fair amount of research but would appreciate some beta on;

1) Suggested rack - what size cams would be recommended?

2) Transport options from Nairobi to Nanyuki to the Park gates?
- I am aware local taxis are available for the trip between Nairobi and Nanyuki but it seems a 4x4 is needed for the trip up to the Park gates.

3) We would like to be as self-supported as possible but have considered the use of porters to help lug some of our gear on the walk-in. Any contacts for organising porters and perhaps the drive-in too?

Thanks in advance!

Jono

Brussel
Posts: 271
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:52 pm

Re: Mt Kenya in August

Post by Brussel » Mon May 27, 2019 10:15 pm

somewhere on climbza is an article I wrote on our trip
standard rack with some long runners is good.

re transport minibus got us to the gate without issues

we had a guide (non climbing) and two porters. The guide we used sorted transport etc and was outstanding. I seem to recall hearing that you had to have a guide, but I don't recall well

Brent

JonoZA
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:44 pm

Re: Mt Kenya in August

Post by JonoZA » Thu May 30, 2019 10:42 am

Great, thanks, Brent.

KaiPF
Posts: 58
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:13 pm

Re: Mt Kenya in August

Post by KaiPF » Thu May 30, 2019 11:35 am

A standard rack is fine. Take lots of tat!

Post Reply