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Is it possible to climb mountain during rainy season.. Can someone please assist coz am planning Mt Kenya trekking tomorrow.

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While the mountain can be climbed all year round, experts suggest that it is easier and more pleasurable to make the ascent during the driest months, which are usually January, February, August and September. There are two rainy seasons; the ‘long’ rains, which last approximately from mid-March to June, and the ‘short’ rains, which last from October to mid-December.

Mount Kenya is unique in that its sheer faces and equatorial location give it at any time both a summer and winter climbing face. June-October the sun is on the north face of the mountain and the south face is covered in snow and ice, making for spectacular ice climbs. December-March, the sun is on the south face and the rock climbs are more popular.
yes, go ahead and do your climb. it is possible.
The Best Time To Climb Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya, and the second highest in Africa (after Mount Kilimanjaro). The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 m - 17,058 ft), Nelion (5,188 m - 17,022 ft) and Lenana (4,985 m - 16,355 ft).
The mountain is an extinct volcano standing alone, which last erupted between 2.6 and 3.1 million years ago.
When to Trek Mount Kenya
Although, Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round, the highest rainfall occurs between late March and the middle of May, and slightly less between late October and mid December.Snow can however be encountered at any time of year - even in the driest periods (January and February).
Temperatures vary considerably with height and with time of day. At 3000m. frosts can be encountered at night while day temperatures range from 5 to 15°C. Night time temperatures on the summit are well below freezing. The south-facing side of Mount Kenya receives more sunshine in the December to March period. During this time rock climbs are "in-condition" and snow and ice climbs gradually deteriorate. In the June to October period the north-facing rock climbs and south-facing ice climbs are best.
It's safest to climb Mt. Kenya during the dry seasons: January - February and August to September off the most reliably fine weather. The main routes are likely to be more crowded at this time of the year.
Mount Kenya is home to some fascinating high-altitude alpine vegetation including giant groundsels and lobelias.
In the lower-altitude forest zone trekkers may come across some rather large and uncompromising African wildlife such as elephants and buffalo - fortunately these are mostly active only at night. Lions, leopard, rock hyrax, various antelope species and a wide range of other creatures large and small occur in the park.
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When to Trek Mount Kenya: It's safest to climb Mt. Kenya during the dry seasons: January - February and August to September off the most reliably fine weather. The main routes are likely to be more crowded at this time of the year. If you favor complete solitude over the sunny skies, try going slightly off the peak season. It’s best to avoid the two rainy seasons from mid March until June and from late October to the end of December.

Mount Kenya Vegetation
Mount Kenya is home to some fascinating high-altitude alpine vegetation including giant groundsels and lobelias.

In the lower-altitude forest zone trekkers may come across some rather large and uncompromising African wildlife such as elephants and buffalo - fortunately these are mostly active only at night. Lions, leopard, rock hyrax, various antelope species and a wide range of other creatures large and small occur in the park.

Mount Kenya Forest Vegetation And Coverage In Percentage:
-Bamboo - 10%
-Bamboo and Forest Mix - 23%
-Forest - 32%
-Bushy Forest - 11%
-Grassland - 8.5%
-Plantation - 9%
-Other - 6.5%

Mount Kenya climbing Routes/Itineraries:
There are three main routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland. The routes are Naromoru route, Sirimon route and Chogoria route and each of which has something different to offer.
Climbing Mount Kenya Naromoru route - The fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. It is often overcrowded with many climbers since it's the most popular route compared to Chogoria route and Sirimon route.

Mount Kenya Chogoria route - The most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain.

The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.

Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon route - The least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatisation options and above all the most interesting since its on the drier side on the mountain. The route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.

There are other four routes up Point Lenana but are least known and used. These are: Burguret Route, Timau Route, Meru Route and Kamweti Route

Note: The normal pattern of weather on Mount Kenya is for clear mornings with mist closing in from 10:00am although this can clear by evening. Therefore, early morning starts are the order of the day with a 2am start for the final ascent to point Lenana, if you want to catch the sunrise. Mount Kenya trekking & climb, Kenya: Mount Kenya climbing and trekking programs and trip information: Mount Kenya climbing safari, Mt Kenya climb with Mount Kenya safari climbing tour.
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Hi! Climbing the mountain through out the year its ok. all you need is to gearup. you may go there on a sunny day and the weather ends up changing. so carry on with if make sure you have someone experience. have fun
Its very much possible and you will enjoy it better since the rate of perspiration will be reduced... The water proof clothing will keep you from getting wet so you do not have to worry about that. If you are looking for the adventure of getting some mud on your boots an experience like no other then the rainny season is for you. All it requires is a professional guide, you being physically fit, a sense of adventure and a smile all will be ok :)
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or you need additional information

Kind Regards and have fun at the climb, let us know how far up you went
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This is the best time to climb Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro. for any communication for the guide and porter contact Bencia Africa Adventure & safaris email

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