8 days mount kenya climbing Batian nelion peak circuit top hut. Mount kenya Technical climbing has unique direction on the equator offers climbing in 4 seasons and route conditions varying with the sun’s Position tropic of cancer/ tropic of Capricorn or Equitor.
A climber doing one of the best ice routes are on the southern side of the mountain and should climb when the sun is in the North between the months of July and September.
However during the same period the east and north sides are the best condition in rock climbing. Conversely when the sun is in the south, south side offers the best rock routes and the North the better ice climbing condition.
8 days mount kenya climbing batian peak / sirimon route 8 days mount kenya climbing Batian nelion peak circuit top hut
July-September/October North Face Standard route Standard IV (Rock Route)
North Face Sirimon Approach December-March Normal Routes, Standard IV: South West Ridge, Standard v (Rock routes)
August-December South-East Face Route. Standard IV ,Ice Window, Standard V (ice routes)
Mid July to end of September Ice Climbing through the ‘Diamond Cooler’
Recommended Routes for Techinical climbing at Mount Kenya
Climbing from base of Normal Route direct to top of Nelion and then crossing the gate of mist to Batian and back to Nelion and descend the same way. to the summit is a challenging technical climb.
For the experienced mountain climber, this peak is one of the world great challenges
The North Face itinerary is suitable for the summer to fall (June – Sept) climbing season when the North Face of the peak is relatively snow-free and climbing conditions are best.