Point Batian Mount Kenya

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Corey Harris became the youngest person to summit Batian in March 2022,aged 13

By Corey and Johnny Harris

It all started in the Dragon’s Teeth . . .
I was with a group of friends and family and my climbing mentors and trainers – Jamie Christian from the Mount Kenya Climbing Gym and Julian Wright from African Ascents. My friends and I were doing our first multi-pitch climbs on those rugged black rocks that jut from the moorland of the Aberdare range when Jamie and Julian came up with the idea. They believed that we had the skill and maybe even the stamina, despite our age, to make an attempt at Nelion and Batian, Kenya’s highest peaks. If we made it, we would be the youngest climbers to manage this feat at the age of 13 years.
And so the dream was born . . .

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