Mount Kenya - John Seach



0 09 S, 37 18 E
summit elevation 5199 m
Extinct volcano

Mount Kenya is the second highest peak on the African continent. It is an ancient volcano and is famous for the alpine ecosystem and glacier. The mountain straddles the equator. The summit is located 18 km south of the equator. The base of the mountain is 96km wide.

Mt Kenya is a world heritage site. The highest peaks are Batian 5,199m and Nelion 5,188m.

Mount Kenya Eruptions

Mount Kenya last erupted between 2.6 and 3.1 million years ago.