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Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya. It is 5,199 metres (17,057 feet) high. It is the second highest mountain in Africa. It is an extinct volcano. It is on the equator. It is 193 kilometres (120 miles) northeast of Nairobi.[3]

Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya.jpg
Highest point
Elevation5,199 m (17,057 ft) [1]
Prominence3,825 m (12,549 ft) [1]
Ranked 32nd
Isolation323 kilometres (201 mi)
ListingSeven Second Summits
Country high point
Coordinates0°9′03″S 37°18′27″E / 0.15083°S 37.30750°E / -0.15083; 37.30750Coordinates: 0°9′03″S 37°18′27″E / 0.15083°S 37.30750°E / -0.15083; 37.30750[1]
Mount Kenya is located in Kenya
Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya
Topo mapMt Kenya by Wielochowski and Savage[2]
Mountain typeStratovolcano (extinct)
Last eruption2.6–3.1 MYA
First ascent1899 by Halford Mackinder, with guides César Ollier and Joseph Brocherel
Easiest routeRock climb


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Africa Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  2. "Mount Kenya Map Sample". Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest