The Mt. Kenya Via Ferrata situated inside the Kenya National Park is one of the world’s highest via ferratas, even previously holding title of the world’s highest via ferrata. The route has been named Olonana.
Kenyan Wildlife Services opened the via ferrata trail on 2012 which offers a route of passage on the Northwest approach to Point Lenana (via Austrian Hut), as well from the south side (Shipton).
Via ferrata (Italian for “iron road”) is a mountain route equipped with cables and metal bars that are negotiated using a harness and a tether. Climbers are clipped into steel cables providing safe method of climbing the mountain and allowing them to comfortably enjoy the spectacular scenery in a safe and secure setting.
Mt. Kenya’s several peaks include Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana.