The Mountain Club of Kenya first started as the Mountain Club of East Africa (Kenya Section) in 1938 but it has been in existence as a separate club since 1949. We organize meets every two to three weeks. These are often hiking trips, some of which are easy day walks while others are more strenuous. Every few months, there is a climbing meet, but groups of climbers go out climbing almost every weekend. We also organise climbing instruction and camping at Lukenya, a hill that we acquired in the early 1960’s. This is 40 km south of Nairobi. The Club owns four huts on Mount Kenya: the Teleki Valley Rescue Hut, Black Hole Bivvy, Bailles Bivvy and Howell Hut.