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Elevation: 17,000'
Location: -0.1526, 37.3079 View Map  Incorrect?
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The real deal. Well it's not a K2. But this is a fricken cool mountain. - IT'S GOT ROCK on it! Long expanses of quality rock.

Getting There 

Fly to Narobi cross the equator and head to the trail head. A casual two day hike in gets you to basecamp. There is a pretty darn good hut there at basecamp as it is used for many treking groups that come through regularly. This is the north side of the mountain that I describe as I did not go to the south side. South basecamp I hear is also quite comfy.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt Kenya:
Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021')   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   
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MOUNT KENYA <br />blue box - Batian <br />green box - Nelion <br />red box - Mackinder's Gendarme <br /> <br />green dots - bolted rappels

Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021') 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Africa : Kenya : Mt Kenya
I'll be working on improving this route description for the next few weeks (Dec 20130INTRODUCTIONThe Southeast Face is the easiest way to summit of the second highest point of Mount Kenya, Point Nelion (17,021 ft). From the top of Point Nelion, many will traverse to the true summit, Batian (17,058 ft). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Mount Kenya (Batian) from Shipton's Camp in an unseasonably snowy September 2004.
Mount Kenya (Batian) from Shipton's Camp in an uns...
Benny Bach on the "South Face" of Mt Kenya.
Benny Bach on the "South Face" of Mt Ken...
Mount Kenya, North Face Standard Route, Grade IV 5.9.
Mount Kenya, North Face Standard Route, Grade IV 5...
Met. Station Hut (10,000')
Met. Station Hut (10,000')
Sunrise from the amphitheatre.
Sunrise from the amphitheatre.
January 29, 2013 <br />Batian, Nelion, and the Diamond Couloir (dry)
January 29, 2013 Batian, Nelion, and the Diamond C...
Approaching Firman's Tower.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Firman's Tower.
Mackinder Hut (14,200')  <br />sleeping room
Mackinder Hut (14,200') sleeping room
Midget Peak and Hut Tarn
Midget Peak and Hut Tarn
Pt Lenana (16,355'), Lewis Glacier <br />A new via-ferrata assist has been added to this route. The approximate trekking route is marked in green.
Pt Lenana (16,355'), Lewis Glacier A new via-ferra...

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