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Mt. Kenya (Kenya), Nelion (map)

Normal Route: We soloed several pitches up to some ledges, then racked up here at daybreak

 

Normal Route: Chris leads the section right of McKinder's Chimney

 

Normal Route: Looking down from the summit at the Austrian Hut and glacier traverse

 

Normal Route: Sitting at a belay high on the route

 

Normal Route: At the top of P15, Chris downclimbs into a gully and up the other side

 

Normal Route: Jim sitting in front of the Howell Hut

 

Normal Route: Victorious on the summit of Nelion

 

Normal Route: Enjoying the view from the summit of Nelion

Normal Route: Hanging out on the summit; the clouds are already starting to develop for the afternoon snow

 

Normal Route: One of the many raps from the summit

 

Normal Route: Traversing the glacier to the start of the route on a recon outing (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

 

Normal Route: Zigzagging up ledges at the start of the route (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

Normal Route: Racking up after soling a couple pitches (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

 

Normal Route: Leading up to the ridge past Baileys Bivy (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

 

Normal Route: Chris belays somewhere on the route (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

 

Normal Route: Traversing and dealing with the ropes (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

 

Normal Route: View from the summit of Nelion (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

Normal Route: Sitting in front of the Howell Hut (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

 

Normal Route: Examining the single-point rappel anchor; looks good (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

 

Normal Route: Investigating the ruined Bailies Bivy (Copyright Chris Yenkey)

 

Normal Route: This thing is barely hanging together; completely unusable (Copyright Chris Yenkey)