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Africa, Kenya, Batian, Mount Kenya

Batian, Mount Kenya. A Spanish team, José Manuel Anglada, Juan Cerda, Emilio Civis, Pokorski, Gines Roca and Rivas made a new route on Batian (17,058 feet) of Mount Kenya. The route led up the Gray Wall, Firmin Tower and through Shipton’s Notch. The climb took two days, August 30 and 31. Of the 33 rope-lengths, 13 were of UIAA IV difficulty and two of V.