Planning Tips
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Planning Tips

Below tips are very important in your planning  

Be physically prepared
It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of Mount Kenya a fitness training program e.g. jogging , running etc will assist you in getting your body in shape for your expedition.


Mental preparation
be optimistic and mentally prepared, many other people have been on this mountain


Adequate travel insurance
Make sure that you have adequate travel and medical insurance


Acclimatization
A sensible approach to acclimatization can help a great deal. For visitors to the country it is wise to visit the mountain after a spell in some of higher parts of Kenya and not direct from sea level. A day spent exploring the forests and heath around the road heads can make a big difference as well as being worthwhile in its own right. If possible and especially on your acclimatization day "walk high - sleep low" Try to do a short evening stroll to a higher altitude and then descend to sleep at the camp at a lower altitude


On the Mountain Go slowly
Go slowly - This is also very important during your first days of climbing. Even if you feel well, slow down and enjoy the scenery.


Drink enough water.
REMEMBER! A functioning "body water balance" is one of the keys to a successful climb! Make sure that you drink at least 3 - 4 liters of liquid a day - preferably water. For your first day it is recommended that you take along fresh water, which may be purchased at the town before your climb


Climb light
Climb as lightly as possible, this becomes even more important on your summit night.
Extra weight will slow you down and will also make breathing more difficult.


Packing Luggage
you should pack your kit into a big rucksack for a porter to carry. If possible get a waterproof cover for your pack, or make sure your kit is wrapped in plastic bags inside. All you will have to carry is a daypack, a small rucksack that will contain your lunch, at least 2 liters of drinking water, camera and other personal items such as a spare jumper or rain coat. For those who do not want to carry this, or if you are a photographer with extra kit (tripods, heavy lenses etc) then we can arrange an additional personal porter to accompany you.
If you have things you do not need on the climb, you may leave a bag behind at your hotel
you need to take enough clothing, especially socks to last for this period. Due to frequent rainfall as well as numerous streams on the routes, it is advisable to pack items individually in your bag. These individually packed items should be wrapped in plastic bags to prevent them from getting wet in case of rain or of being accidentally dropped in a stream.


Clothing
proper clothing is deal for comfortable trip please ensure  that you get the right gears for the expedition for assistance kindly check our Mt Kenya climbing checklist

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