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Mountain Name(s): Mount Kenya, Gunung Kenya, Kenia, Kenijos kalnas, Kenya, Kenya Dağı, Kenya mägi, Kenya-hegy, Kenýafjall, Kirinyaga, Kĩrĩnyaga, Menez Kenya, Mont Kenya, Monte Kenia, Monte Kenya, Monte Quenia, Monte Quénia, Monto Kenja, Mount Kenya, Mount kenya, Mount-Kenya-Massiv, Muntele Kenya, Mynydd Kenya, Núi Kenya, Όρος Κένυα, Гара Кенія, Кения, Кенија, Кенія, הר קניה, جبل كينيا, ماؤنٹ کینیا, کوه کنیا, کوہ کینیا, கென்யா மலை, ยอดเขาเคนยา, კენია, ケニア山, 肯尼亚山, 케냐 산... More     Geology: Volcanic
Elevation: 5199 m / 17057.1 ft     Snow line: 4600 m / 15091.9 ft
Summit(s): Batian Peak; (5 199 m /17 057 feet)
Nelion Peak; (5 188 m /17 021 feet)
Point Lenana; (4 979 m /16 335 feet)
Point Piggott; (4 957 m /16 263 feet)
    Prominence: 3 825 m/679 ft
Location: Kenya(Embu, Kirinyaga, Meru, Nyeri);     Isolation: 324 km/201 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 0°-9'0''S
37°17'60''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Jan - 31 Dec;
Parent Range: East African Plateau     Nearest Airport(s): Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi (NBO);
Range: Mount Kenya Massif     Convenience Center(s): Nanyuki; Nairobi;
First Ascent: 13/9/1899 Halford Mackinder (England), César Ollier (France), Joseph Brocherel (France)... More     National Park(s): Mt. Kenya National Park;

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The beautiful, snow capped peak of Mount Kenya is the second highest point in Africa. It is a challenging and popular destination for trekkers and climbers. There are two types of routes – trekking and climbing ones.

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Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift. Amount the main peak - Batian Peak - it has three sub peaks.
There are 11 small glaciers lying on slopes of Mount Kenya massif - the remnants of once existing ice cap.
There are three principal trekking routes on Mount Kenya that approach the base of the technical climbing routes and the popular destination of sub peak Point Lenana. There are several other trekking routes on the mountain (Timau, Meru or Burguret Routes) but they are not frequently done.

Location Edit

Mount Kenya located in central part of the country, about 200km north of Nairobi, 300 from Kilimanjaro.

Getting there Edit

Accessible by road from Nairobi by a variety of transport options. Buses, taxi or a hire car will get you to the close to mountain on tarred roads to the nearest town: Nanyuki (for Naro Moru and Sirimon routes) or Meru (for Chogoria route).
The closest commercial airstrip to the park is at Nanyuki

Africa, Kenya: Meru

  • Mount Kenya
  • Mountaineering - 5 Day(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
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Africa, Kenya: Nyamira

  • Mount Kenya
  • Hiking - 5 Day(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate 
  • 0 people climbed it

Africa, Kenya: Nyamira

  • Mount Kenya
  • Mountaineering - 5 Day(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate 
  • 0 people climbed it
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• The first European who discover the volcano in 1849, was Johann Ludwig Krapf. However, the scientific community was sceptical about his reports about the mountain covered with snow located so close to the equator. Confirmed the existence of Mount Kenya in 1883, and in 1887 it was first studied.

 

 

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