2021 Mt Kenya Expedition Route
Point Lenana 4,985m | Nelion 5,188m | Batian 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 #7SummitsAfrica2021 expedition.
2021 Route Plan
The #7SA2021 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. When the ropes and carabiners come out, this is when we get really excited and this will be a grand finale of the #7SA2021 Expedition.