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Number of Reviews: 14 Overall score: *****
Mount Kenya, Batian Peak, Kenya
***** Written
Mt Kenya Ascent

A great trip to Mount Kenya

4
An excellent trek in Kenya. The scenery was great, the weather kind and the group was good fun.
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Exodus Response

We would like to thank Alasdair for his review and we are very pleased that he found the trek to be excellent. We are, however, sorry for the error and inconvenience caused in regards to his transfer; this has since been followed up with our local manager and team in Kenya. The trek on the last day starting from Old Moses Camp is currently being reworked; there is a new trail being made that will cut through the woods rather than following the road.

Emma Garrick - Trip Manager for Kenya.
Mount Kenya, Batian Peak, Kenya
***** Written
Mt Kenya Ascent

Epic!

4
As a first-time high-altitude climber, I went into this trek with some trepidation. It is definitely the toughest physical and mental challenge I've encountered so far. However, loads of amazing views along the way, friendly local guides and excellent company made this trek enjoyable despite various challenges. The difficulty rating is pretty spot on and this trek needs some prior training if not actual experience. A must-do adventure and a great way to see Africa for the first time.
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Mount Kenya, Batian Peak, Kenya
***** Written
Mt Kenya Ascent

Mount Kenya Ascent....arduous, wet and exhilarating!

4
This trip was certainly deserving of the 'challenging/tough' label. Aside from the first and last days, all hiking was challenging underfoot. The going is almost always wet and boggy or once you get higher, loose scree and rock. This, of course, is part of the fun and also a characteristic of the Burgaret route - so the wildness and tranquility is hugely appealing but comes at the expense of comfort! Be prepared to be walking with your eyes down, watching where you put your feet rather than enjoying the view! We had a delightful group of 6 like-minded souls and we stuck together for the whole thing. I could imagine that it would feel harder if you fell behind. For that reason, having altitude experience and difficult hiking experience is a must. I am pretty fit but found the climbing in very thin air very tough. We were ably supported by fantastic teams on the ground from Patrick the local partner who met us at the airport and took us for a drink on our last day, to the 17 porters who looked after us spectacularly well, to our wonderful tour leader, Peter and his chief guide George. The only downside was that the rains had started (this is my only criticism of the trip - the rains are known to often start in October and thus going on a trip in late October can be very unpleasant). No one minds a bit of rain, in fact one expects it in mountain environment, but it rained all day every day and it made for very challenging conditions. We were soaked through and our packs (which weren't protected from the elements as the porters scaled the ridges) were also soaked. So it was hard to change into dry clothing. Also, the rain and mist and cloud meant that many of the excellent views were missed. The full service camping is fun and the food is terrific but it's hard going when it's cold and wet. The two camps were basic and long overdue for a decent overhaul but you are grateful for a bed - even if you're sharing a dormitory with your fellow travellers. On summit day, which was terrific, after the exhilaration of the climb and happy descent to a hearty and celebratory breakfast; we cheerily set on our way for the final long slog. And what a slog it was - you get up at 2am on summit day, make the summit for sunrise, descend, rest then set off again to get to our final camp. It was a very long and tiring day made all the harder because of the rain. This is not a trip for high maintenance people!
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Mount Kenya, Batian Peak, Kenya
***** Written
Mt Kenya Ascent

MT KENYA ASCENT

2
Great trek but I wouldn't recommend going in June as we had tremendous amount of rain (all day).  We also got lost on day 5 and ended up walking up to 11 hours (instead of 7) prior to summit day...
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Mount Kenya, Batian Peak, Kenya
***** Written
Mt Kenya Ascent

MT KENYA ASCENT

2
My first trekking up a mountain experience!  However this is not a walk in the park, and one I certainly would not really recommend - except maybe to my enemy!
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Mount Kenya, Batian Peak, Kenya
***** Written
Mt Kenya Ascent

MT KENYA ASCENT

4
Great trip with a well thought out route and itinerary. Exceptional food and hygiene throughout coupled with supportive staff, help make this challenging walk a safe and enjoyable trek.
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Mount Kenya, Batian Peak, Kenya
***** Written
Mt Kenya Ascent

MT KENYA ASCENT

3
Mount Kenya is frequently desribed by friends as a 'prettier' climb than Mt Killimanjaro, so with that in mind I set off on the ascent with a group of like minded souls from various walks of life.
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