a full circuit of the peaks and summit
Pt Lenana 4985m & Pt John before
we tackle the technical routes up Nelion
5188m and Batian 5199m above sea level.
This is a technical rock climb and the
challenge of this mountain that straddles
the equator is not to be taken lightly.
Sheer rock, awesome exposure, high altitude
tarns, equatorial glaciers and unbelievable
Mount Kenya, Batian summit 5199m
Difficulty: D, Grade IV, 5.9
Technical Climbing,Rock Climbing,Ice
climbing on the Main peaks of Mt Kenya
(Batian 17,058 ft. Nelion 17,022 ft)
the 'Diamond Couloir', South-East
Face Route and North Face
Climbing,Mount Kenya climb,climbing
Mt Kenya to Africa second Highest peak.Mt
Kenya one of the East Africa Mountains
that passes along the equator.Mt kenya
climbing Technical climb on Rock
Climbing and ice climbing on Mount Kenya
Climbing from base of Normal Route direct
to top of Nelion and then crossing the
gate of mist to Batian and back to Nelion
and descend the same way. to the summit
is a challenging technical climb.
the experienced mountain climber, this
peak is one of the world great challenges
Kenya in Mount
Kenya National park has unique
position on the equator offers climbing
seasons and route conditions varying
with the sun's Position.
A climber doing one of the best
ice routes are on the southern side
of the mountain and should climb when
the sun is in the North between the
months of July and September.
However during the same period the east
and north sides are the best condition
in rock climbing. Conversely when the
sun is in the south, south side offers
the best rock routes and the North the
better ice climbing condition.
Routes for Techinical climbing at Mount
Routes, Standard IV: South West
Ridge, Standard v (Rock routes)
Standard IV (Rock Route)
Face Sirimon Approach
Standard IV ,Ice Window, Standard V
July to end of September
Climbing through the 'Diamond Couloir'
This attempt to the main summit of Point
Lenana (4,985 m) is included for people
not wishing to attempt the much more
difficult twin summits of Mt. Kenya
Nelion and possibly Batian. is technically
a much difficult scramble.
Our local guide has the knowledge and
experience of the climbing routes on
Nelion & Balian peaks also with
verbal information and local knowledge.
can extend the climb with a safari either
camping or lodge or beach holiday