Mt Kenya Fitness training program is for beginners or persons that dream of climbing Mt Kenya but have little hiking experience. Train with us; learn to be a climber, not just a client!! This program intends to guide you through the skills and fitness training needed to successfully summit Mt Kenya's third-highest peaks.
Preparation and planning are paramount when looking towards a successful climb. We wish all our clients to achieve their goals successfully and a good standard of fitness to ensure fun while trekking. Our guides have vast experience on Mt Kenya, culminating from steady climbs and qualifications from regular pieces of training. All our Guides, chefs & Porters hold the Kenya wildlife Service Cards. That makes us the best at what we do: Train and guide our guests on the Mountains.

What is required?
Get Fit
Improve your general fitness and strength before the climb. There are several ways to achieve this

  1. Scheduled Preparation Hikes
    Our program has well-organized treks arranged for you to help you improve your agility, endurance, and Altitude gain capacity before the climb.
  2. Cardiovascular & Physical Fitness
    To realize General fitness and strength, you need more than hiking; engage your body in many cardiovascular activities to improve your general wellness. Gym workouts, swimming, running, long-distance, and rock climbing will help you improve.
  3. Mental Preparedness/Mental Well Being
    Positive thinking goes hand in hand with physical fitness; your mind must believe that you can. Keep your mind open to new challenges and scenarios that may call for a slight deviation from laid-out routes.
  4. Get The Clothing Right
    Your safety while at the mountain starts with the Gears & Equipment. Get quality gears between now and the day of the climb. We are offering FREE consultations on gear & Equipment. Make the RIGHT choice.

ROUTE & ITINERARY
There are several different trekking routes up Mt Kenya. For this challenge, we've chosen the most spectacular of them all - the Chogoria route. This route will take you through Lake Ellis, Lake Michaelson, Nithi Waterfalls, Mugi Hills, Giants Billiards Table Mountain, the Gate, Gorge Valley, The Temple, Hall Tarns, Point Lenana, and other features of Mt Kenya. We will climb for 5 Days 4 Nights to allow the bodies to acclimatize and disharmonize

Offers & Complimentary

• FREE Professional HD pictures during the climb

• FREE HD Video of all the participants

• FREE Accommodation (Tent & Camping Mattress)

• FREE consultations on gears & Equipment

• Subsidized hikes to enable you to train accordingly

UPDATES

We already have a WhatsApp group contact us to inquire.

PRE-HIKES

We have a list of scheduled Hikes that take place every weekend for both Saturday & Sunday Hikers. Get in touch for this info.

  1. Tigoni Twin Waterfalls Chase
  2. Gatamaiyu Waterfalls Chase
  3. Ragia Forest & Waterfalls Chase
  4. Kimakia Forest Bathing Trek
  5. Gatangu Waterfalls Chase Trek
  6. Kihuri Riverline Trek & Junglee Swim
  7. Njigari Waterfalls Chase
  8. Mount Kipipiri 3,349 m 10987.5 ft
  9. Elephant Hills 3657.6 meters 12000Ft
  10. Table Mountain Aberdares 3781metres 12405 ft, 8.46 Kilometres
  11. Seven Ponds, Aberdares Kenya 3,840 m 12598.4, 14 Kilometers
  12. Rurimeria Hill,3860m, 12664 ft
  13. Mount Satima 4001 M,
  14.  
    1. Cardiovascular training

Contacts

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us

+254 729 257 317 or / +254 721 957 652

wildspringssafaris@gmail.com

Mountain Gears & Equipment Checklist  

Anxiety and excitement sometimes can distract you while packing. You may end up leaving essential items that you need during the climb. Please use this checklist to Shop but also make sure you don't leave anything while packing.

Shelter and bedding

  • Sleeping Mat (optional)
  • Sleeping bag -10 Degrees
  • Pillow

Equipment

  • Trekking Poles
  • Camel Back/ Hydration Pack
  • 30-35L Hiking Backpack
  • 50-70Litres Porters Bag (Rucksack)
  • Leg Gaiters
  • Rock Climbing Rope(if attempting Batian, point john or Nelion)
  • Torch or Headlamp plus extra batteries
  • Pocket Swiss knife (optional)

Clothing - Section 1 Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Synthetic Hiking Socks (3 Pairs minimum)
  • Sports shoes + regular socks

Clothing -Section 2 Upper Body Layering  

  • The base layer- Synthetic Thermal Tops (3)
  • Fleece Sweater (for sleeping in a sleeping bag)
  • Fleece Jacket (for warmth)
  • Hiking Down Jacket (For Wind)
  • Hard Shell Waterproof Rain jacket with hood (for rain & hailstorms)
  • Poncho/ Raincoat
  • Baselayer- Thermal Bottoms (3 Minimum)

FIRST AID ESSENTIALS;  

We will provide paramedic services; however, you should always have a personal emergency kit.  

SNACKS & HYDRATION  

If you are summiting Mount Kenya or Kilimanjaro at the crack of dawn, you will be walking in the middle of the night. For us to enjoy sunrise at the summit will have to follow this early schedule. Waking up very early, particularly after a full day of trekking, is challenging enough. High altitudes are bloody cold, and of course, the higher you go, the colder it becomes. Mostly, the appetite is tiny, and thus fueling at regular intervals will enable you to keep moving uphill and stay focused over a long approach to the summit. Get a variety of granola bars and energy snacks that are easy to pack and eat on the go.

 To achieve Physical fitness, focus on these five key areas to ensure you are ready for Mount Kenya. To realize general fitness and strength, engage your body in many cardiovascular activities to improve your general wellness. Cardiovascular training intends to condition your heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to your muscles. Engage with these activities, including running, gym, cycling, swimming, stepping staircase work out. The aerobic capacity improves with time; the best way is to ensure discipline.

  1. Motor fitness

Motor fitness refers to endurance, energy management, strength, balance, agility, and flexibility. These are super factors towards building the ability to climb smoothly and efficiently on mountainous terrains. We will be sharing more guidance tips on our Whatsapp group.

  1. Mental ConditioningPsychological

Preparedness and Positive thinking go hand in hand with physical fitness. When your body is exhausted, you have only one thing left; mental strength. Mental conditioning helps you coordinate the body and the mind to help keep the eyes on the prize Visualization is a powerful tool and needs to be trained. Your mind must believe that you can. More guidance to share on our Whatsapp group

  1. Get the Clothing Right

Your safety while at the mountain starts with the Gears & Equipment. Get quality gears between now and the day of the climb. We are offering FREE consultations on gear & Equipment you need to have. All subscribers will enjoy a 30 % Discount on their Gears & Equipment if you shop from us. Discount only eligible to subscribers to this program

  1. Diet; Food & Drinks

All subscribers will get free advice on the best foods to take to aid and achieve the goal of total fitness before climbing Mount Kenya.

  1. Preparation-Hikes

Prior Experience and Fitness before the major climb is Key. This training seeks to achieve endurance and acclimatization connection. The course requires a moderate fitness level. The training starts with small treks and advances from mild to challenging. The preparation hikes will enhance your training experience as you enjoy the bliss of mother nature. Any health conditions should be talked through together with your Trainer before commencing the course. 

Tips:

  • When you are exhausted, rest. If you miss one of the workouts during a week, don't attempt to make it up. Move on with the schedule.
  • Hikes under this program are limited. Try as much as possible not to miss any to build endurance and acclimatization connection.

Phase 2: Fitness and acclimatization connection 

All the other hikes under this category will focus on

• Endurance; Improving Endurance

• Strength: Focus is on improving total body strength, not only at better performance on the mountain but also on improving overall energy management

• Fitness and acclimatization connection to ensure team members are focused on all the aspects of total fitness

Mt Kenya Fitness training program is for beginners or persons that dream of climbing Mt Kenya but have little hiking experience. This program intends to guide you through the skills and fitness training needed to successfully summit Mt Kenya's third-highest peaks.

Train with us; learn to be a climber, not just a client!!

Preparation and planning are paramount when looking towards a successful climb. We wish all our clients to achieve their goals successfully and a good standard of fitness to ensure fun while trekking. 

Our guides have vast experience on Mt Kenya, culminating from steady climbs and qualifications from regular pieces of training. All our Guides, chefs & Porters hold the Kenya wildlife Service Cards. That makes us the best at what we do: Train and guide our guests on the Mountains.

WHAT is required?

Get Fit

Improve your general fitness and strength before the climb. There are several ways to achieve this

1. Scheduled Preparation Hikes

Our program has well-organized treks arranged for you to help you improve your agility, endurance, and Altitude gain capacity before the climb.

2. Cardiovascular & Physical Fitness

To realize General fitness and strength, you need more than hiking; engage your body in many cardiovascular activities to improve your general wellness. Gym workouts, swimming, running, long-distance, and rock climbing will help you improve.

3. Mental Preparedness/Mental Well Being

Positive thinking goes hand in hand with physical fitness; your mind must believe that you can. Keep your mind open to new challenges and scenarios that may call for a slight deviation from laid-out routes.

4. Get The Clothing Right

Your safety while at the mountain starts with the Gears & Equipment. Get quality gears between now and the day of the climb. We are offering FREE consultations on gear & Equipment. Make the RIGHT choice.

ROUTE & ITINERARY

There are several different trekking routes up Mt Kenya. For this challenge, we've chosen the most spectacular of them all - the Chogoria route. This route will take you through Lake Ellis, Lake Michaelson, Nithi Waterfalls, Mugi Hills, Giants Billiards Table Mountain, the Gate, Gorge Valley, The Temple, Hall Tarns, Point Lenana, and other features of Mt Kenya. We will climb for 5 Days 4 Nights to allow the bodies to acclimatize and disharmonize

Offers & Complimentary

• FREE Professional HD pictures during the climb

• FREE HD Video of all the participants

• FREE Accommodation (Tent & Camping Mattress)

• FREE consultations on gears & Equipment

• Subsidized hikes to enable you to train accordingly

UPDATES

We already have a WhatsApp group contact us to inquire.

PRE-HIKES

we have a list of scheduled Hikes that take place every weekend for both Saturday & Sunday Hikers. Get in touch for this info.

Contacts

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us

+254 729 257 317 or / +254 721 957 652

wildspringssafaris@gmail.com

 Mountain Gears & Equipment Checklist  

Anxiety and excitement sometimes can distract you while packing. You may end up leaving essential items that you need during the climb. Please use this checklist to Shop but also make sure you don't leave anything while packing.

Shelter and bedding

  • Sleeping Mat (optional)
  • Sleeping bag -10 Degrees
  • Pillow

Equipment

  • Trekking Poles
  • Camel Back/ Hydration Pack
  • 30-35L Hiking Backpack
  • 50-70Litres Porters Bag (Rucksack)
  • Leg Gaiters
  • Rock Climbing Rope
  • Torch or Headlamp plus extra batteries
  • Pocket Swiss knife (optional)

Clothing - Section 1 Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Synthetic Hiking Socks (3 Pairs minimum)
  • Sports shoes + regular socks

Clothing -Section 2 Upper Body Layering  

  • The base layer- Synthetic Thermal Tops (3)
  • Fleece Sweater (for sleeping in a sleeping bag)
  • Fleece Jacket (for warmth)
  • Hiking Down Jacket (For Wind)
  • Hard Shell Waterproof Rain jacket with hood (for rain & hailstorms)
  • Poncho/ Raincoat
  • Baselayer- Thermal Bottoms (3 Minimum)

FIRST AID ESSENTIALS;  

We will provide paramedic services; however, you should always have a personal emergency kit.  

SNACKS & HYDRATION  

If you are summiting Mount Kenya or Kilimanjaro at the crack of dawn, you will be walking in the middle of the night. For us to enjoy sunrise at the summit will have to follow this early schedule. Waking up very early, particularly after a full day of trekking, is challenging enough. High altitudes are bloody cold, and of course, the higher you go, the colder it becomes. Mostly, the appetite is tiny, and thus fueling at regular intervals will enable you to keep moving uphill and stay focused over a long approach to the summit. Get a variety of granola bars and energy snacks that are easy to pack and eat on the go.

 Approach Physical fitness in five key areas to ensure you are ready for Mount Kenya. To realize general fitness and strength, engage your body in many cardiovascular activities to improve your general wellness. Cardiovascular training intends to condition your heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to your muscles. Engage with these activities, including running, gym, cycling, swimming, stepping staircase work out. The aerobic capacity improves with time; the best way is to ensure discipline.

2. Motor Fitness refers to endurance, energy management, strength, balance, agility, and flexibility. These are super factors towards building the ability to climb smoothly and efficiently on mountainous terrains. We will be sharing more guidance tips on our Whatsapp group.

3. Mental Conditioning

Psychological Preparedness and Positive thinking go hand in hand with physical fitness. When your body is exhausted, you have only one thing left; mental strength. Mental conditioning helps you coordinate the body and the mind to help keep the eyes on the prize Visualization is a powerful tool and needs to be trained. Your mind must believe that you can. More guidance to share on our Whatsapp group

4. Get the Clothing Right

Your safety while at the mountain starts with the Gears & Equipment. Get quality gears between now and the day of the climb. We are offering FREE consultations on gear & Equipment you need to have. All subscribers will enjoy a 30 % Discount on their Gears & Equipment if you shop from us. Discount only eligible to subscribers to this program 

5. Diet; Food & Drinks

All subscribers will get free advice on the best foods to take to aid and achieve the goal of total fitness before climbing Mount Kenya.

Prep-Hikes Prior Experience and Fitness before the major climb is Key The course requires a moderate fitness level. This training seeks to achieve endurance and acclimatization connection. The training starts with small treks and advances from moderate to challenging. The preparation hikes will enhance your training experience as you enjoy the bliss of mother nature. Any health conditions should be talked through together with your Trainer before commencing the course. 

Tips:

  • When you are exhausted, rest. If you miss one of the workouts during a week, don't attempt to make it up. Move on with the schedule.
  • Hikes under this program are limited. Try as much as possible not to miss any to build endurance and acclimatization connection.

Phase 2: Fitness and acclimatization connection 

All the other hikes under this category will focus on

• Endurance; Improving Endurance

• Strength: Focus is on improving total body strength, not only at better performance on the mountain but also on improving overall energy management

• Fitness and acclimatization connection to ensure team members are focused on all the aspects of total fitness