2020 Mt Kenya Expedition Route
7-8 possible peaks from Point Lenana to Batian at a height of 5,199 m
At 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa. It is an ancient extinct volcano, has 12 remnant glaciers on the mountain, and four secondary peaks that sit at the head of the U-shaped glacial valleys. The rugged glacier-clad peaks are of course what interests #7SummitsAfrica2020 expedition.
2020 Route Plan – Technical Climbers
The #7SA2020 team will summit Point Lenana on Mt Kenya from the north sleeping at Austrian hut the night after the Lenana climb.
Austrian hut will be the climbers base. We will attempt Batian first and then cross over to Nelion on the way down repelling down back to Austrian hut, Ideally this means only one traverse over the gates of mist, however this will depend on weather and possible ice on the route during November. We’ll tackle the safest route for the conditions.
Lenana, Batian, Nelion, Coryndon, Pigott, Thomson, Dutton, John
2020 Mt Kenya & Safari – Non-technical Climbers
The ascent of Point Lenana will be climbed together as a team adn spend two nights at Austrian Hut. When the ropes and carabiners come out, the hikers descend Mt Kenya and travel to Ol Pejeta Conservancy for a short safari. This wonderful location on the slopes of Mt Kenya has rhino, lion & elephant amongst the wildlife highlights.
Nanyuki will be the meeting point for the two groups, and the entire team will depart together from Nanyuki to Tanzania.