The Trip leaders, Instructors and guides at KG Mountain Expeditions; led by the owner, are professionals. They are special individuals who have a passion for being in the wilderness environment. They are internationally and locally trained in expedition leading, well horned wilderness skills and first aid including Wilderness First Responder. They bring a wealth of experience from years of guiding throughout East African and the world to every course, and they genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge. Their skill and positive attitudes ensure our guests get a great experience during their outdoor adventure.
James (KG) Kagambi
KG is the founder and owner of KG Mountain Expeditions. He joined NOLS -National Outdoor Leadership School as a field instructor in 1987. He worked in Africa, Chile, and the United States as a backpacking, climbing, and mountaineering instructor, spending over 700 weeks (13 cumulative years) as an outdoor educator in the backcountry. A senior mountaineering instructor, KG has regularly worked in NOLS’ mountaineering programs in Patagonia, Alaska, East Africa and India. He has also completed three of the Seven Summits and in 1992 represented Africa in the U.N Peace Climb for the world on the Eiger. KG has summited the Eiger three times, was the first black African to summit Denali in 1989, and was the ﬁrst black African to summit Aconcagua in 1994. He has led other climbs including Expedition Denali- First African American expedition to Denali.
In his home country of Kenya, KG has guided on Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro since the 1990s and today trains search and rescue teams on Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro, and Rwenzoris. KG’s longtime contributions to the field of rock climbing and mountaineering in Kenya have led to recognition and honors in his country. While not enjoying his favorite activity—high altitude mountaineering—KG enjoys spending time with his family and three children in Naromoru, Kenya.