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.

Further reading
Veldkamp, A., et al. "Mount Kenya volcanic activity and the Late Cenozoic landscape reorganisation in the upper Tana fluvial system." Geomorphology 145 (2012): 19-31.

Gregory, J.W., 1900. Contributions to the Geology of British East Africa.—Part II. The Geology of Mount Kenya. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society56(1-4), pp.205-222.

Mount Kenya Eruptions

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