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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.
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.
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Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021') 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'
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Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021') 5.8 5b 16 VI- 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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