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MountainDuckNormal Route  Sucess!


Easy scramble to the summit. Perfect day & superhuman guide.
Posted Apr 9, 2016 2:01 pm

emilieLenana for Batian  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2013


Hiked Lenana to acclimatize for Batian. Had snow the whole way. Beautiful day...
Posted Sep 21, 2013 2:12 pm

Silvia MazzaniPunta Lenana Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 1989

Silvia Mazzani

From Two Tarn Hut.
Posted Sep 20, 2012 10:48 am

CissaChogoria to Sirimon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012


Used a variation of the Chogoria route with no other trekkers in any days, except on Old Moses, since we went down the Sirimon route. Gorgeous views and very easy climb. Also used it as acclimatization to Kili, but found it much prettier!
Posted Aug 23, 2012 12:29 pm

bcrowell2amazingly scenic hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012
Hiked in via the amazingly scenic Chogoria route with a guide (no porters), did the summit circuit and then Lenana the next day. Ascended by the normal route and then came down the north ridge. The normal route had crappy conditions: a layer of ice with half an inch of fresh snow on top. My guide cut steps with my ice ax until we reached the cables leading to the summit. Conditions on the north ridge were much more friendly.
Posted Jun 30, 2012 8:22 am

bruno baschungnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2012

bruno baschung

I climbed the normal route. I was quite surprised by the rapid receeed of the Lewis Glacier, which will probably disappear in a not too distant future. The access to the last 100m of Lenana could still require some precautions if there's is some snow or ice but the way is now well equiped with cables.

Nice view for this trekking peak.

Posted Mar 15, 2012 5:03 pm

twopointfourChogoria Route to Pt Lenana, Sirimon Route Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007
Amazing five-day trek and my first real experience with a mountain. The views from Lenana are what got me started with climbing!
Posted Sep 21, 2011 2:23 pm

princecharmingNaru Moru route
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2010


Two hours after landing in Nairobi we were already heading to Naru Moru park entrance. We made it in two days to the Austrian hut, where I started to have quite severe altitude sickness (arriving from 100 meters...) and had to retreat with dizzyness as Lenana was also covered with snow. Very nice flora and fauna!
Posted May 3, 2010 10:15 am

starybaranSirimon route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2010
1,5 day from Timau to the summit and back. Sirimon route up and on the way back i've lost a track, so i've had to continue through jungle, quite hard. Maybe 8 km north from shipton a buffalo attacked me. One of the strongest experience in my life.
Posted Mar 13, 2010 7:58 pm

squickRoute: Unknown  Sucess!


We stayed the first night at a hut a few hours from the entrance and from there went up to another which was just below the summit through a long valley, full of plants. We were making good time so decided to go up to the summit that evening and arrived just before sunset, then stayed at the hut just below. We had porters/guides, which made it quite a bit easier!
Posted Oct 9, 2007 12:15 pm

Nigel LewisTwice

Nigel Lewis

I soloed this peak from Shipton's camp prior to attempting the Nth Face Std route, whilst my partner lay moaning in the tent with mild altitude sickness.
I did it again with my wife and another friend 4 years later as part of a circuit of the main peaks.

Posted Feb 13, 2007 11:38 pm

alexclimbHappy New Year!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007


Did Lenena from Naro Moru. The same route for descent. We were on the summit just in time to meet the first sunrise of the New Year. Very beautiful place. And great acclimatization before Kilimanjaro
Posted Jan 19, 2007 3:52 pm

thenewpassionMy First Ever Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 1993


Still the mountain that holds the fondest place in my heart. Caroline and I took a stroll up this mountain many years ago completely unaware of what we were doing and what trouble we could get into. But as it turned out, everything was fine and we had the most amazing time. I was successful to Point Lenana (which is not actually the top). However, I am pretty sure I will head back to Kenya someday to tag the real summit
Posted Dec 10, 2006 7:21 am

Henning LegeChogoria - Met Station  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 1989
One of my finest mountaineering experiences, together with my girlfriend at the time.
Incredible, how many people failed because they simply did not bother for acclimatization. I loved the birdwatching in the rainforest and the moorland :-)
Posted Feb 23, 2006 4:49 pm

Ron LeliveldRoute Climbed: Chogoria Route Date Climbed: 26 december 2004  Sucess!

Ron Leliveld

This was our acclimatication trip before we go to the Kilimanjaro.

And i can say it was it very good idea to do this that way
Posted Jun 8, 2005 3:00 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: Chogoria Route Date Climbed: August 2, 2002  Sucess!


Ran out of money, had only enough money for two days to stay in the park and do Lenana. One of the most adventurous two days I had while in Africa. While hiking to the top I video tape the landscape along the way. The terrain is like going up in the Sierra's.
Posted Dec 21, 2004 1:54 am

NadiosRoute Climbed: Southern route from Top hut Date Climbed: 2004 12 02  Sucess!


An easy scramble on rocks and scree and some short parts of simple climbing. Ice and snow in some places. Excellent views of Mt Kenya from the summit.
Posted Dec 18, 2004 12:55 pm

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