Extensive experience is not required for trekking Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, or participating in the safari. The most important thing is for members to be in adequate walking fitness.
If you plan to participate in the optional rock climb on Mt. Kenya, you should be able to follow (but not lead unless you really want to, as our leaders are professional climbers) grades up to: North American 5.7, British Severe, UIAA (French) 5, and Australian 14. You do not need to be expert (although some members are) and are not required to lead any of the 16 to 22 pitches we will be climbing unless you would prefer to. Please do join our climb of the main peaks Bation, 5,199 metres/17,000 feet, or Nelion, 5190 metres/17,000 feet. Otherwise, you can still join our hiking group to Pt. Lenana at 4,950 metres/16,200 feet.