Full moon on Mount Kenya is spectacular
Some climbers prefer to summit during a full moon.
When the peak of Mount Kenya and its surroundings
are lit up by the full moon, the view is absolutely stunning.
For this reason alone, some climbers schedule their trek
to coincide with this celestial event, occurring once
a month. However, a practical reason for climbing at these
times is that a bright moon along with a clear sky will
improve your visibility throughout your climb, and most
importantly, during the summit attempt.
To summit during a full moon, a 5-day climb should start
4 days prior to the full moon date. It is not necessary
to summit on the exact full moon date to take advantage
of moonlight. A summit on the day before or day after
is also beneficial.
Below are full moon dates:
Full Moon chart for Kenya 2013 And 2014