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Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days: #Resolutions2022

Everyone deserves a chance to push themselves beyond their normal limits. As part of our #Resolutions2022 campaign, we invite you to take up the challenge in our Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days program, nudge your adventure bug to bite and walk with us up Mt. Kenya at the end of the program.

In the program, we make the trek step by step towards your goals as we challenge ourselves to set new personal milestones and encourage you to do the same. The Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days program is a 13-week, 7-event outdoor fitness course, specially designed to meet the needs of a beginner, and get them to Mt Kenya Point Lenana in 90 days. The course features six prep hikes with increasing difficulty, targeted toward building resilience.

 

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Summary

2022 Q3 Hikes Schedule

October 1 – Kilimambogo
October 15 – Kijabe Hills
October 29 – Mt. Longonot
November 12 – Elephant Hill Conquest
November 26 – The Mackinders Quest
December 10 – Dragon’s Teeth – Mt. Satima
December 15-18 – Mt. Kenya Chogoria Route

Cost

Citizen Ticket – Ksh 52,000/=

Resident Ticket – Ksh 52,500/=

Non-Resident Ticket – Ksh 127,000/=

Citizen/Resident Payment Plan

Pay 7,000/= non-refundable deposit before September 24

Pay 15,000/= by October 23

Pay 15,000/= by November 22

Clear balance by December 1

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Right from the start, we will show you how to walk the outdoors, and everything that is required for your survival and safety — from the basics of keeping yourself safe on the trails to guiding you on how to select proper gear. We’ll be there with you every step of the way. This ensures that you take consistent steps towards harnessing the power of walking outside for your fitness goals, and on the 90th day, you’ll stand on top of Mt. Kenya itself!

 

I did a thing; I summited the third highest peak in Kenya, Point Lenana.

I did a thing; I summited the third highest peak in Kenya, Point Lenana. At the summit, my emotions had the best of me! I cried deeply; tears of gratitude — of unlocking my mountain, my emotions, and my courage! On my last birthday, I told myself that I would start hiking to get to… Read more “I did a thing; I summited the third highest peak in Kenya, Point Lenana.”

Fatma Said

I started my journey with nothing short of the hope that I will follow through and be strong

I hesitated to share my story because every time I thought of writing it, I got emotional. I am in awe of where I started and, more so, where I am going. I started my journey on a board: no money, no energy — just a heart on fire and a desire to prove to… Read more “I started my journey with nothing short of the hope that I will follow through and be strong”

Stacey Ritho

I don’t think I have had as many conversations with God as I did while on this trek

Climbing Mt. Kenya in 2021 was nowhere in my plans for 2021. In fact, I remember on my birthday in January, a friend suggested to a few of us that we climb Mt. Longonot and I thought that was so funny! This must have, however, stuck in my mind, as towards the end of January,… Read more “I don’t think I have had as many conversations with God as I did while on this trek”

Serah Chavangi

 

Beginner to Mt. Kenya in 90 Days 2022 Q3 Calendar and Schedule

September 27  (8-9 p.m):- Virtual Session

We kick off the program with a one-hour virtual session four days before the first event. The goal of the session is to get acquainted with the team and get a run-through of the program and what to expect. This will include Q&A.

 

October 1:- Ol Donyo Sabuk - Mt. Kilimambogo

Relive 'Kilimambogo Lockdown Edition'

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Our maiden expedition to Mt. Kilimambogo is a fair-to-moderate hiking experience meant to spark your interest in outdoor fitness life. The mountain is located along the Thika-Garissa highway, within the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park. The trail begins at the base of the mountain, covering 9km to the summit at an elevation of 2,145m above sea level.

Goal: Introduction to hiking

Total distance: 18km

Hiking time: 4-6 hours

Difficulty: Fair to moderate

 

October 2 (2-4 p.m):- Orientation Day - The Nairobi Arboretum

Goal: Orientation to hiking gear and rules

We proceed to a two-hour orientation session at The Nairobi Arboretum, where you get to be introduced to the various hiking gear you will need along the way. You shall also be taken through the dos and don'ts of hiking--rules and guidelines to keep you safe, alive, and well on the trails.

 

October 15:- Kijabe Hills

Relive 'Kijabe Hills Hike Lockdown Edition'

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Hiking the Kijabe Hills presents a good challenge to every adventure-seeking lover of the outdoors. On our second hike, we set out to discover the magic of the Kijabe Hills Hike. Our expedition starts at the AIC Kijabe Hospital, cutting through thick forest vegetation, to get to the caves and hot springs. We shall then proceed to the dark tunnel, an underground man-made water tunnel, with no light at the end. [Pun very much intended.] If you are bold enough, you will attempt to get to the end of the 1km pitch-dark tunnel.

Next, we will conquer ourselves by scaling the three Kijabe Hills, to get to a maximum elevation of 2,688m above sea level. Here, we will enjoy breathtaking views of the Rift Valley, with Mt. Longonot standing gracefully just a few kilometers across. Finally, we shall descend toward the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, to exit via Soko Mjinga, where we shall connect with our transfer vehicles to Nairobi.

Goal: Introduction hiking

Distance: 11km

Duration: 5-7 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

 

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October 29:- Mt. Longonot Crater Circuit

Relive 'Mt. Longonot'

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Mt. Longonot is a volcano on the Rift Valley floor, located approximately 75km from Nairobi. The Mt. Longonot hike is a moderate-to-hard hike. The trail starts at the base of the mountain, rising steeply on a 3.1km stretch to the crater rim, and then covering 7.2km around the crater. The Mt. Longonot summit stands at 2,776m above sea level, giving spectacular views across the Rift Valley.

Goal: Orientation to steep terrain

Total distance: 13.5km

Hiking time: 4-6 hours

Difficulty: Moderate to hard

 

My Assumption that we Could Walk Straight to Point Lenana With no Preparation was Misguided and Naïve

My idea to scale Mt Kenya was initially pegged on leveraging this momentous landmark to draw public attention to the teenage pregnancy menace in the country. Armed with a theme ‘Scaling the Heights to Save Girls,’ a meeting with Robert from Outdoorer to get some insights on what was required was held.   The meeting… Read more “My Assumption that we Could Walk Straight to Point Lenana With no Preparation was Misguided and Naïve”

Muthoni Kamau

Hiking keeps me sane and fit.

At the start of 2020, I was restless, I wanted to do something new, but I didn’t know what. The world was beginning to talk about COVID-19 and how those with underlying issues would be at risk. At the time, my daughter was unwell, and my mum is diabetic. I was not in a good… Read more “Hiking keeps me sane and fit.”

Rose Wahome

When I set out to scale Lenana Peak, nobody believed I could make it

I have always wanted to push myself beyond my physique. When I set out to scale Lenana Peak, nobody believed I could make it — myself included; but what is ambition if it doesn’t scare you? I have been pushed out of my comfort zone and set out a clear plan for fitness, and had… Read more “When I set out to scale Lenana Peak, nobody believed I could make it”

June Mutwiri

 

Introduction to Tougher Trails

November 12:- Elephant Hill, Aberdares

 
The Aberdares trails deliver unforgettable experiences, filling you with all kinds of emotions, from awe to anxiety, and the Elephant Hill trail is no exception. As we graduate to the high-altitude trails, our first expedition takes us to the notorious Elephant Hill in the Southern Nyandarua. The 9.5 km Elephant Hill hike trail starts at the Njabini Forest Station gate, at an elevation of 8,202ft (2,500m) above sea level, and ends at the summit, at an elevation of 12,000ft (3,658m) above sea level. The terrain is mostly wet and slippery within the bamboo forest, and rocky as you approach the summit.

This is a hard hike, which will introduce you to the unpredictable, harsh weather conditions at higher altitudes and deliver a new experience hiking through the various montane vegetation zones, in preparation for the Mt. Kenya climb.

Goal: Altitude acclimatization, Orientation to steep terrain

Total distance: 19km

Hiking time: 7-10 hours

Difficulty: Hard

 

November 26:- Mt. Kenya Kionjo - The Mackinders Quest

Relive 'Mackinders Day Trek - Naromoru Gate'

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Slightly under a month to achieving our end goal on the Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days program, we will go on a unique mission to set our eyes on the prize. Our route choice will be the Naromoru route, as the trail is short, making it possible to trek all the way to the Mackinders camp (4,300m ASL) on a day trip, where we will enjoy glorious views of the peaks.

Our 10km trail starts at the Met Camp (3,048m ASL), cutting through the marshy vertical bog in the lower moorland zone, past the upper moorland zone, dotted with lobelias and other beautiful montane vegetation, to get to the magnificent Teleki Valley. The ascent ends at the Mackinders Camp, where we will enjoy scenic views of the peaks -- if the weather will be favorable -- and then descend back to Met Camp for our transfers back to Nairobi.

Goal: Altitude acclimatization, orientation to altitude sickness

Total distance: 20km

Hiking time: 7-9 hours

Difficulty: Tough

 

Mt. Kenya-Ready: Altitude Acclimatization

December 10:- Mt. Satima Dragon's Teeth Trail

Relive 'Dragon’s Teeth Satima Hike'

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Rising to an altitude of 4,001m (13,126ft) above sea level, Ol Donyo Lesatima is the highest of the Aberdares peaks and the third highest peak in Kenya. It is located on the Nothern side of the Aberdare range and can be accessed via two points: Mweiga and Shamata Gates.

On our final prep hike, we will set out on the Dragon's Teeth trail via the Shamata Gate, hoping to conquer ourselves on Satima Peak.

The gentle 8km trail will take us through a hiker's paradise, trekking through fields of lush alpine vegetation, spotting a few wild animals, and walking past countless rows of magnificent craggy moraines, dubbed “Dragon’s Teeth”. The Dragon's Teeth trail delivers some of the most breathtaking views of all hiking trails in Kenya.

Goal: Altitude acclimatization

Total distance: 16km

Hiking time: 7-9 hours

Difficulty: Hard

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days Climax

December 15-18:- Conquering Point Lenana (4 days 3 Nights)

Relive 'Mt. Kenya Chogoria Route 2'

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DAY 1: Nairobi - Chogoria Gate - Lake Ellis

We depart Nairobi for Chogoria Gate at 5:30 a.m. Upon arrival at Mt. Kenya Chogoria Gate, we will connect with the Outdoorer Mt. Kenya team, meet and greet, and have brunch before hitting the trail.

Trek to Lake Ellis (3,455m ASL)

Distance:- 8km

Elevation gain:- 600m

After registration at the gate, we begin our trek through the beautiful Hargenia forest, past a fisheries station. As we approach Road Head camp, we will take a detour on the right toward Lake Ellis. Prepare to be enchanted by the glittering blue-green reflections of the late afternoon sun on  Lake Ellis against the Hinde Valley’s beautiful backdrop.

We will pitch camp here by the lake. Feel free to wander around the lake as you take unlimited pictures. Later on, enjoy a quiet evening by the lake, as you have dinner and recount your experiences so far.
 

Day 2:- Journey to Camp Mintos (4,200m ASL)

Distance:- 9km
Elevation gain:- 800m
 
After breakfast, we set out on our journey through the heather and moorland towards Camp Mintos on an initial relatively steep trail. Expect breathtaking views all along the way. We shall carry packed lunch to have at a picnic point along the trail.
 
After the lunch break, we continue our trek through a rocky, steep stretch. Altitude sickness symptoms may start appearing at this point; therefore, we will maintain a very moderate pace the rest of the way. If heights don’t scare you, you will have the opportunity to catch a beautiful glimpse of the entire Lake Michaelson from atop a cliff.
 
Soon enough, we reach our final destination, Camp Mintos. Here, you will give your feet a well-deserved break by letting them breathe. Feel free to slip on your sandals or walk on bare feet around the beautiful Mintos Tarn. Later on, we will have our dinner and retire early in readiness for attempting the summit push to Point Lenana early in the morning.
 

Day 3:- Conquering ourselves

Distance:
- Mintos to Point Lenana - 4.5km
- Point Lenana to Road Head Camp - 12.5km
Max elevation gain:- 785m
 
 
We wake up at 1:00 a.m, have tea and snacks, and immediately begin our trek to Point Lenana (4,985m ASL) by 2:30 a.m. An early ascent guarantees us magical views of sunrise at dawn from the summit if we make it on time.
 
Set yourself to take it all in as far as the eye can see: Simba Tarn, Harris Tarn, Square Tarn, Hanging Tarn, and the view across the divide.
 
With our mission accomplished, we will head back to Camp Mintos for breakfast and awards ceremony. (Bring your best dress and pray for good weather!)
 
Later on, we shall set out to our next destination, Road Head camp, where we shall spend the last night. In good weather, we shall enjoy magical views of the Gorges Valley all along the way.
 

Day 4: Exit and Departure for Nairobi

Distance: 7km
After breakfast, we descend 1km from the camp to the magical Nithi Fall, as we prepare our hearts and minds to bid the mountain farewell. Thereafter, we shall hit the road back to Chogoria Gate, where we shall have packed lunch and board our transfer vehicles back to Nairobi.

 

I returned to the big mountain with no expectations. But I won!

I returned to Mt. Kenya precisely one month since my last failed attempt. I was on a mission to deliver a clear message to my epilepsy: I was no longer afraid of it, and I was not going to let it win. These past four weeks have had me working on my pace, breathing, and… Read more “I returned to the big mountain with no expectations. But I won!”

Majid Nderitu

I did not grow up an outdoorsy child

I barely played any sports in school, and I was the quintessential nerdy introvert, who preferred staying indoors instead of playing ‘Bano’, ‘Brikicho’, Stuck in the mud’ or heaven forbid, ‘Cha Mama na Cha Baba.’ 🙈 Fast forward to adulthood, and I started making small intentional steps toward self-awareness, healing, and self-re-discovery. It is in… Read more “I did not grow up an outdoorsy child”

Nicole Kimani

When I set out to scale Lenana Peak, nobody believed I could make it

I have always wanted to push myself beyond my physique. When I set out to scale Lenana Peak, nobody believed I could make it — myself included; but what is ambition if it doesn’t scare you? I have been pushed out of my comfort zone and set out a clear plan for fitness, and had… Read more “When I set out to scale Lenana Peak, nobody believed I could make it”

June Mutwiri

 

Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days Program Charges

Citizens: Ksh 52,000/=

Residents: Ksh 52,500/=

Non-Residents: Ksh 127,000/=

 

Package Includes

- Transport from Nairobi and back for all events

- Park fees & charges at all events

- Armed ranger fees where applicable

- Guide services at all events

- Paramedic services at all events

- A liter of water, glucose, and fruits for the day hikes

- Full-board accommodation in a standard two-man tent and a standard camping mat at Mt. Kenya -- two people sharing a tent.

A private tent may be requested at an extra cost. However, we strongly discourage using a private tent for safety reasons. AMS symptoms commonly develop at night, therefore it is safer to have someone monitoring you.

- Services of a professional team of guides, cooks, and porters at Mt. Kenya

 

Package DOES NOT include

- Hiking gear, clothes, and other personal effects

- Sleeping bag and porter's backpack

- Mandatory AMREF evacuation cover. If you do not have it, get your cover with AMREF for Ksh 1,600/= (one-month cover) or Ksh 2,500/= (annual cover).

- Anything else not mentioned in the 'Package Includes' list

 
Note: Gear inspection may be requested. Participants without the requisite gear will not be allowed to undertake the expedition. No refund will be issued to participants whose participation is denied on the basis of inadequate hiking and mountaineering gear.

 

Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days Package Payment Plan

1st Installment - Pay a non-refundable booking confirmation deposit of Ksh 7,000/= (or 13.5% of the ticket cost for non-residents) before the program start date (September 24, 2022).

2nd Installment - Top up 29% of the total cost by day 30 of the program

3rd Installment - Top up  29% of the total cost by day 60 of the program

4th Installment - Clear the package balance by day 75 of the program

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Other costs you might incur

  • Hiking gear: thrifted hiking gear - Ksh 25,000-40,000; brand new hiking gear - From Ksh 80,000/=
  • Mandatory evacuation cover: Ksh 1,600/= for a one-month cover; Ksh 2,500/= for an annual cover
  • Luxury accommodation: Although we strongly recommend against it, we allow you to book a private tent with a camping bed or mattress. The cost for this is from Ksh 5,000, subject to availability.

 

 

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Cancellation and Refunds Policy

– The booking confirmation deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to a future event or program.

– The booking and booking confirmation deposit are transferrable to a different person on or before the program start date.

–  Where cancellation is requested on or before the program start date, Ksh 7,000 or 13.5% of the program cost, whichever is higher, will be retained from the sum paid up. Any excess paid will be refunded in full.

–  Where cancellation is requested after the program start date, and on or before day 70 of the program, Ksh 18,000 or 35% of the program cost, whichever is higher, will be retained from the sum paid up. Any excess paid will be refunded in full.

–  Where cancellation is requested after day 70 of the program, and before day 80 of the program, Ksh 29,000 or 56% of the program cost, whichever is higher, will be retained from the sum paid up. Any excess paid will be refunded in full.

–  Where cancellation is requested on or after day 80 of the program, no refund will be issued.

– The Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days Program ticket is bundled and may not be split into specific event tickets. Therefore, no-shows may not claim any amount for any event they miss.

– The Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days Program subscription will be put on hold as soon as a milestone payment falls overdue.

– The Beginner to Mt Kenya in 90 Days Program ticket expires immediately a milestone payment becomes seven (7) days overdue. The ticket is deemed canceled on the date of expiry and the cancellation policy applies.

– An expired ticket may be revived by topping up the deposits paid to the sum total of the per-event rate for all events in the bundled ticket.

– Participation in the prep hikes is mandatory, otherwise, no adjustments will be made to the final cost.

No refunds will be issued where participation is denied due to non-compliance with the rules and regulations, safety guidelines, and/or the failure to comply with the minimum gear requirements.

– No-shows forfeit the entire deposits paid up.

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Citizen

Ksh 52,000 per Kenyan citizen

Available Tickets: 29
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Resident

Ksh 52,500 per resident* * Valid proof of residency will be required.

Available Tickets: 17
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Non-Resident

Ksh 127,000 per non-resident foreigner

Available Tickets: 6
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Date

24 Sep 2022 - 18 Dec 2022

Cost

KES 52,000.00

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Outdoorer Excursions
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+254 727 001 289
Email
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