Ascent of Mount Kenya on 2011-01-05

Climber: Sharon Crawford

Others in Party:Jagged Globe (UK) Expedition - six people. All six made all three summits.
Date:Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Kenya
    Elevation:17057 ft / 5198 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mount Kenya - Lenana Summit 4985 m - 16,355 ft - Jan 2, 2011
Mount Kenya - Nelion Summit 5188 m - 17,021 ft - Jan 4, 2011
Mount Kenya - Batian Summit 5199 m - 17,057 ft - Jan 5, 2011.

Jagged Globe(UK)group of six people. (I was the only American.) In addition we had a Kenyan guide host, three cooks and nine porters.

Day 1 drive from Nairobi to Naro Moru Park Gate, walk to Met Station camp. Day 2 to MacKinders Camp. Day 3 acclimization hike to Hut Tarn. Day 4 to Austria Hut camp in the morning, and to Point Lenana and back in the afternoon. Day 5 cross Lewis Glacier and climb a few pitches to explore route.

Day 6 ascend Nelion (20 pitches) and spend night on top in small Howell Hut. Day 7 traverse from Nelian via the Gate of the Mists to Batian and return to Nelian, then descent with 11 long repels back to bottom of rock. (Snows on the descent.) Continue down to Lewis Glacier, recross it in the dark back to Austria Hut camp.

Day 8 hike around Lenana to Shiptons camp. Day 9 walk out to Siriman Gate camp. Day 10 drive back to Nairobi, celebration dinner at Carnivore Restaurant, late evening flight on BA to London.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Porters, Tent Camp, Bivouac

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