17,057' (5,199 M)


I've been fortunate to spend a considerable amount of time on Mt. Kenya running the lower slopes and trekking to Point Lenana. In September of 2013 I attempted a speed climb of the North Face of Batian and was stopped short just a few pitches below the summit due to sheet ice on the crux pitch, Filmans Tower. After repelling down, frustrated and wanting more, we decided to storm up Lenana and march out 21 miles to the Sirimon Gate.