Mt. Kenya Batian Climb

For all you serious climbers: Mount Batian is Kenya’s highest peak, at 5200m! To summit this beast, you have to master roughly 20 pitches from 4800-5200m.  You will need to have a lot of experience in multi-pitch climbing and prepare well for cold weather and altitude complications.  The climbs are generally low grades, but logistics and altitude make it very challenging.  The costs are relatively low at 380 USD for park entry and climbing permit.  Food, transport, lodging and gear on your own/shared cost. There is a maximum number of 6 people for this trip. Interested? Contact

Tana River Festival

The 2nd annual Tana River Festival is taking place in Kenya. The festival aims to bring together the East African and International whitewater community for a weekend of fun, challenging competitions on Kenya’s most famous river. The festival hopes to increase the participation of Kenyans in the sport, while encouraging international paddlers to come to Kenya for trips on world-class whitewater. MCU members went out to represent and compete last year so hopefully another contingent will be head out to this epic festival in November!

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MCU Kenya Climbing Trip

The MCU is planning a climbing trip in Kenya, with three days in Lukenya and 2-3 days in Frog and Hell’s Gate. Climbs are mostly lead, but top rope possible and tons of trad for trad climbers. Email for details.

Hell’s Gate Rock Climbing in Kenya

The next MCU climbing trip to Hell’s Gate National Park is taking place from March 27th to 30th. The plan is to drive to Nairobi on the 27th and then climb for 2-3 days. Hell’s Gate is an incredible place to climb near Lake Naivasha in Kenya with tons of routes at various levels of difficulty. It is especially good for crack and trad climbing.