Congratulations to our team on reaching the highest point in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, Mount Kenya! With yesterday’s Point Lenana (4985m) summit and this morning’s top out on both the summits of Nelion (5188m) and Batian (5199m), our team touched all three of Mount Kenya‘s high peaks. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, provides the happy news from the very top of Mount Kenya via satellite phone:
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Kenya team! Today is January 20th and myself and Chase are up here on the summit of Mount Kenya – the Batian summit. We reached Point Lenana yesterday and the Nelion summit today and we got up here (Batian summit) about 2:00 PM Kenyian time. Great climb — took us 8-1/2 hours, 18+ pitches of technical rock and a little snow.
We are looking forward to heading back down, getting a good night’s rest, and then trekking out tomorrow back to the trailhead. So, all’s well here on Mount Kenya. We’ve had a great climb and we’re looking forward to heading home soon.
[While the team is without connectivity we will be sharing some stock photos of the general locations]
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: