Mountaineering is the sport of mountain climbing. While some scholars identify mountaineering-related activities as climbing (rock and ice) and trekking up mountains, others are also adding backpacking, hiking, skiing, via ferrata and wilderness activities, and still others state that mountaineering activities also include indoor climbing, sport climbing and bouldering. However, to most of the scholars, the term mountaineering is understood as climbing (which now refers to adventure climbing or sports climbing) and trekking (hill walking in ‘exotic’ places). Hiking in the mountains can also be a simple form of mountaineering when it involves scrambling, or short stretches of the more basic grades of rock climbing, as well as crossing glaciers.

While mountaineering initially revolved around endeavors to summit the tallest peaks,, the sport has branched into specializations that address different aspects of the mountain and consists of three areas: rock-craft, snow-craft, and skiing, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice. All require experience, athletic ability, and technical knowledge to maintain safety.

Sirimon Makinder Valley
4 Days

Sirimon route starts from the northwest of the mountain. From the first camp (oldmoses) the path splits on the moorland...

Chogoria Camp Kenya
5 Days

Chogoria route is the most beautiful and scenic route on the mountain. It heads through the forest to the southeast...

Narumoru Lenana Point
6 Days

Narumoru route starts from the western side of the mountain, it climbs towards mackinders camp before joining the peak circuit...