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 route.
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.
For the experienced
mountain climber, this peak is one of the world great
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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
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 Kenya
Normal Routes, Standard
IV: South West Ridge, Standard v (Rock routes)
Standard IV (Rock Route)
Face Sirimon Approach
Face Route. ,
Standard IV ,Ice Window, Standard V (ice routes)
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.