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High90 Altitude Rush – Training for Independent Kilimanjaro & Mt. Kenya Climbs

Live Above The Clouds

Wrap up the Nyandarua Ranges in 90 days

You are a confident intermediate hiker. You’ve just completed the Rookie Program or Beginner to Mt. Kenya program; now what? It’s time to play in the big boys club: live above the clouds! The Outdoorer High90 Altitude Rush Program is a progressive 12-week advanced hiker course specially designed with three key goals in mind: orient you to hiking the high altitudes, build endurance to conditions in the high altitudes, and ready you up for any major independent mountaineering after that–such as Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Kenya climbs.

High90 Altitude Rush Summary

Hikes Schedule
January  – March 2022

January 15 – Elephant Hill Conquest
January 29 – Seven Ponds
February 12 – Rurimeria
February 26 – Wandare Dash
March 12 – Mt. Kipipiri
April 2 – Mt. Kinangop Tribute

Cost

Citizen/Resident Ticket – Ksh 18,500/=

Citizen/Resident Payment Plan

Pay 7,000/= non-refundable deposit

Pay 6,500/= by February 8

Pay 5,000/= by March 8

Mpesa Buy Goods till 989985

The High90 Altitude Rush program is a series of high-altitude hikes (3,300+m above sea level), one every two weeks. By strategically walking the 6 core events of the program, you will unlock our self-coined beast hiker level by the end of the course, ready to continue on the journey to becoming a knighted beast in The Altomatum program.

 

Who Can Join The High90 Altitude Rush Program?

  • Outdoorer Rookie program or Beginner to Mt. Kenya program graduates.
  • Intermediate hikers looking to graduate to high altitude hikes
  • Intermediate and advanced hikers training for independent Kilimanjaro or Mt. Kenya climbs.

 

Point Lenana was the starting point; this is now a lifestyle.

I am from a seven-year lull of life — feeling lost and numb and not even knowing myself. I couldn’t even answer the question, “Who are you?” I decided to do something about it in December last year. I knew I loved walking long distances, hiking, and adventure, but where to start? On December 12,… Read more “Point Lenana was the starting point; this is now a lifestyle.”

Wamaitha Mwangi

I got to summit Mt.Kenya, and the experience was surreal!

Before this year, I had never hiked a day in my life; it is something I always wanted to do but never got started. Last year I lost a dear friend who had become family; it hit me hard, as I had never experienced death so close. It made me realize how fragile life is:… Read more “I got to summit Mt.Kenya, and the experience was surreal!”

Ruth Wangari

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

 

High90 Altitude Rush 2022 Q1 Calendar and Schedule

January 11 (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.

 

January 15:- Elephant Hill Conquest

Our first expedition in the High90 Altitude Rush Program 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.
Distance: 19km
Maximum Elevation: 3,658m
Maximum Elevation Gain: 1,189m
Duration: 7-10 hours

January 29:- Seven Ponds

Relive 'Seven Ponds Aberdares - Apr 21, 2021'

 

If steep trails excite you, the Seven Ponds hike will exhilarate you. Located conveniently between the notoriously steep Table Mountain and Rurimeria trails, the Seven Ponds trail combines the dramatic steepness of her two siblings. It delivers a breathtaking trek across the golden moorland leading to the seven ponds. The 5.5km trail starts near the Kwa Matu Shopping center and ends at an elevation of 3,831m at the seven natural ponds in the northern Nyandarua moorland.

Distance: 11km

Maximum Elevation: 3,831m

Maximum Elevation Gain: 1,048m

Duration: 6-8 hours

 

February 12:- Rurimeria

Rurimeria is a beautiful beast. Can you tame it? Despite being the third highest peak on the Aberdares, its trail is the most exhausting in the Aberdare ranges--and that’s what makes conquering it so rewarding! Traditionally, the Aberdare Ranges are known to have beautiful sceneries. The Rurimeria moorland challenge combines this with a dramatic hiking experience, taking you past three false summits before getting to the actual summit — at 3,860m (12,664ft) ASL.

Distance: 15km

Maximum Elevation: 3,860m

Maximum Elevation Gain: 1,190m

Duration: 6-8 hours

 

February 26:- Wandare Dash

Relive 'Wandare Trek - Extended Version 😅'

 

We immerse ourselves deeper into the Nyandarua magic, this time on a less-frequented gentle trail to the highest point of the third-highest mountain in Kenya, Oldoinyo Lesatima. Our access gate of choice is the Wandare Gate, off the Nyeri-Nyahururu highway near Mweiga.

We begin our expedition by driving 15km into the park, through the dense bamboo forest, to get to the trailhead. We then hit the 10.5km trail through the beautiful-beautiful golden moorland to get to the Oldoinyo Lesatima peak at 4,001m above sea level.

Distance: 21km

Maximum Elevation: 4,001m

Maximum Elevation Gain: 852m

Duration: 6-8 hours

 

March 12 - Mt. Kipipiri

As we near the end of the High90 Altitude Rush Program, we tone down the high altitude for a moment to experience a different kind of challenge. The Mt. Kipipiri hike is one that will challenge you both physically and mentally. Flanked off the main range, the mountain is often overlooked by hikers. The one-way trail starts at the Geta Forest Station on a well-paved footpath, before ushering you into thick forest vegetation, across rivers, and up and down small valleys to get to the rocky unmarked summit that rises to 3,349m ASL 13.5km later. The trail then takes a sharp, short 4.5km descent to bring you to the end of the hike at Miharati on the Njabini-Ol Kalou road.

Distance: 18km

Maximum Elevation: 3,349m

Maximum Elevation Gain: 849m

Duration: 8-9 hours

 

April 2:- Mt. Kinangop Tribute

We finish the High90 Altitude Rush Program with a bang! Rising to 3,906m ASL, Mt. Kinangop is tough and awe-inspiring at the same time. It is the second-highest peak of the Nyandarua Range and delivers a challenging but immensely rewarding hike. This duality has earned it the moniker “Mother Kinangop”.

Hiking through the Mutarakwa Route immerses you into a scent-filled forest of cypress and cedar trees. The trail becomes increasingly steep and wet as you approach the moorland toward the rocky summit. The entire hike to the peak and back takes 7-10 hours, covering approximately 28km.
Prepare to shed tears -- of agony, joy, and eventual relief -- as you conquer yourself on Mt. Kinangop Peak. Congratulations, you are now a certified advanced hiker. To and beyond, you are ready for any challenge that awaits! March on with pride.

Distance: 28km

Maximum Elevation: 3,906m

Maximum Elevation Gain: 1,263m

Duration: 9-10 hours

High90 Altitude Rush Program Charges (Jan-Mar 2022)

Citizens: Ksh 18,500/=

Residents: Ksh 18,500/=***

Non-Residents: Ksh 36,000/=

***Resident ticket price may change if the relevant authorities review park fees before the event date.

 

Package Includes

- Transport from Nairobi and back

- Park fees & charges

- Armed ranger fees where applicable

- Guide services

- Paramedic services

- A liter of water, glucose, and 4 fruits for each day hike

Package DOES NOT include

- Hiking gear, clothes, and other personal effects

Anything else not mentioned in the 'Package Includes' list

 

High90 Altitude Rush Program Payment Plan

1st Installment - Pay a non-refundable booking confirmation deposit of Ksh 7,000/= (0r 38% of the program cost for non-residents)

2nd Installment - Top up 35% of the total cost by day 30 of the program

3rd Installment - Clear the package balance by day 60 of the program

Mpesa Buy Goods till 989985

 

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 40% 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 50 of the program, Ksh 14,000 or 75% 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 50 of the program, and before day 60 of the program, Ksh 16,000, or 85% 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 60 of the program, no refund will be issued.

– The High90 Altitude Rush 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 High90 Altitude Rush Program subscription will be put on hold as soon as a milestone payment falls overdue.

– The High90 Altitude Rush 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-shows forfeit the entire deposits paid up.

 

COVID-19 NOTICE

Help us protect you and others from infection. Please observe the following safety guidelines:
- Wear a mask at all times, especially while on-board a vehicle.
- Observe social distancing at all times.
- Observe proper personal hygiene when coughing or sneezing.

Below are some safety precautions we are adopting:
- Provision of masks during boarding and on-board.
- Requirement of a mask at all times while on-board a vehicle.
- Provision of sanitizers during boarding and on-board.

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Express Booking Reservation

Ksh 7,000 booking deposit. Package balance payable per the payment plan. Select "Pay Now With Mpesa" in the next step.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
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Citizen

Ksh 18,500 per Kenyan citizen

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Resident

Ksh 18,500* per resident**. *Ticket price may change if the resident park fees are reviewed by the relevant authorities before the program ends. ** Valid proof of residency may be required.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
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Non-Resident

Ksh 36,000 per non-resident foreigner.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
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Date

08 Jan 2022 - 02 Apr 2022

Time

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cost

KES 18,500.00

Organizer

Outdoorer Excursions
Phone
+254 727 001 289
Email
hello@outdoorer.ke
Website
https://instagram.com/outdoorer.ke
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