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Ascent of Mount Kenya-Nelion Peak on 2016-01-07

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Rob Woodall -- Trip Report or GPS Track
David M. (Guide)
Adrian Rayner (Stayed behind)
Date:Thursday, January 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Kenya-Nelion Peak
    Location:Kenya
    Elevation:17021 ft / 5188 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1962 ft / 598 m
    Total Elevation Loss:308 ft / 92 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 5.8
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Guide, Porters, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1962 ft / 598 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1798 ft / 549 m; Extra: 164 ft / 49m
    Loss on way in:164 ft / 49 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:SE Face Normal
    Start Trailhead:Lewis Glacier Cirque  15223 ft / 4639 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:144 ft / 43 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Route:NW Ridge
    End Trailhead:Gate of the Mists  16877 ft / 5144 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2016 - Kenya

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Kenya-Point John2016-01-066111 ft / 1863 m
2Mount Kenya-Nelion Peak2016-01-07 a1962 ft / 598 m
3Mount Kenya2016-01-07 b180 ft / 55 m
4Mount Kenya-Nelion Peak2016-01-07 c144 ft / 44 m
5Mount Kenya-Point Lenana2016-01-08718 ft / 219 m
Total Trip Gain: 9115 ft / 2779 m    Total Trip Loss: 10428 ft / 3179 m



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