6 DAYS ROCK CLIMBING – Batian peak (Northface, standard route)

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DAY 1

Morning spent sorting out equipments with the help of the guide. Depart the lodge before midday and
drive to through equator, Nanyuki town to Sirimon gate (1 hrs). a leisurely and easy walk in through the
rain forest to help acclimatization (3 hrs walk), overnight Judmaier’s Camp (3,300m) in the high altitude
mountain tents.

DAY 2

An early start out of the Sirimon valley and hike over Mackinder’s valley (one of the broadest on valley) where you have spectacular view of the main peaks. The cook makes a cold lunch at the lunch point. Proceed down Mackinders valley to Shiptons camp where we overnight just below the main peaks
(4300m – walking time 6-7hrs)

DAY 3

Predawn ascent to the third highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m), through the north faces to be on summit for the sunrise. Four hours of walking to the summit, then descend back to Shiptons camp. Afternoons hike up to kami camp for overnight just below Batian peak.

Note: ascending Pt. Lenana helps to acclimatize before attempting the main peaks.

DAY 4

Early start to attempt pt. Batian via northface, standard IV. The climb takes 10hrs climb. And descend down to shiptons’ camp.

DAY 5

After breakfast traverse out from Mackinders valley to Teleki valley then down to Met. Station for overnight in mountain bandas (6 – 7 hrs walk).

DAY 6

Descend from met. station, hike down through mountain forest to park gate for a transfer pickup to Naro Moru River Lodge

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