- Date: Feb 2021.
- Location: Mount Kenya – Chogoria Route.
- Objective: To hike from Chogoria Gate to Lenana Peak and back within 24 hours.
- Difficulty: Very Hard.
- Outcome: Successful!
- Start time: 5:41 am.
- Summit: 2:09 pm.
- Finish: 8:17 pm.
- Total distance: 37.3 km.
- Total time: 14 hr 36 min.
- Moving time: 11 hr 25 min.
- Calories burned: 4,040.
- Min. Elevation: 2,950 m.
- Lenana Peak Elevation: 4,985 m.
- Elevation Gain: 2,146 m.
We were a team of six. 4 hikers and 2 guides.
It was a steady hike throughout while eating a lot of sweet snacks to maintain high energy. We took short breaks between 5 and 20 minutes. The 20 minute break was before the summit push.
|Distance||Time Taken||Cumulative Distance||Cumulative Time|
|Chogoria Gate to Road Head.||6 km||1hr 34min||6 km||1 hr 34 min|
|Road Head to Vivienne Falls View Point.||4 km||1hr 48min||10 km||3 hr 22 min|
|Vivienne Falls View Point to Mintos Camp.||4.3 km||2 hr||14.3 km||5 hr 22 min|
|Mintos Camp to Lenana Peak.||4.6 km||3hr 6min||18.9 km||8 hr 28 min|
|Lenana Peak to Chogoria Gate.||18.4 km||6hr 8min||37.3 km||14hr 36min|
It’s a very tough challenge to attempt but also very possible. Good weather and your body adapting well to high altitude is key.