Ascent of Mount Kenya - Point Lenana on 1992-01-01

Climber: Peter Bellarby

Date:Wednesday, January 1, 1992
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Kenya - Point Lenana
    Elevation:16335 ft / 4978 m

Ascent Trip Report

Expedition to Kenya and Tanzania with Rhona Fraser, Robin Howie, Geraldine Howie, Janet Lambert (all fellow members of the Cairngorm Club). We engaged the help of John Temple for Mount Kenya. We used the Chogoria approach route. From Hall Tarns John and I went ahead to the Austrian Hut. John remained at the hut while I made the ascent of Point Lenana (4985m, 16355feet). I wanted to be sure of reaching at least one of the tops. I looked across the Lewis Glacier to the cliffs of Nelion where mist came and went, accentuating the steepness and giving it an air of impregnability. Could I really climb it? Back in the hut we met Gordon and Robert, two lads from England, and agreed to climb together so we had two ropes of two.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Kenya (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Kenya - Point Lenana1992-01-01 
2Mount Kenya - Nelion Peak1992-01-02 
3Mount Kenya1992-01-02 

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