African Ascents has been in operation since 2012. The focus of the company is to create a unique trekking experience, first class guided technical climbing and professional rock-climbing experiences. Our expedition options are mainly focused around Mt Kenya and other locations within Kenya
African Ascents trips are guided by guides with the appropriate qualifications or experience. We have a very good safety record. This is in part related to Julian’s training and qualifications in mountaineering and medical. Julian is also part of the Mt Kenya rescue team, which he regularly trains and advises. Julian is also the only member of the rescue team trained and experienced in long line rescue from a helicopter.
Acclimatisation is key to success in the mountains. Mt Kenya is a very steep mountain in relation to the distance from the road head to the summits. We aim to follow the altitude gain limits whilst monitoring our customers closely for signs and symptoms of altitude related illness. Everyday there is a debrief and blood O2 levels are recorded.
Quality and Service in the Mountains
We offer 3 levels of service depending on budget and the experience each individual group requires. Some groups want to be looked after in luxury whilst some groups are looking to be more self-sufficient. VIP is our luxury service, we also have a mid-service and a Hut to Hut budget experience.
CAMP – We only use specific mountaineering equipment for safety. The VIP service includes and wood burning stove for the ultimate in comfort, which is enjoyed sitting on our lightweight mountaineering chairs.
FOOD – A good nutritious diet is another key to success. Our three-course evening meals will get even those not hungry eating. You can’t eat too much in the mountains, this keeps the group strong and avoids symptoms of AMS. We take pride in a good quality menu which will always include cooked breakfasts, picnic lunches and three course evening meals. Tea and Coffee is always available in camp.
PORTER TEAM – Our carefully selected porter teams are there to look after you, carry your kit and move the camp. Also included in every team is group cook, head porter, and guide.