Diamond Couloir and Diamond Buttress

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Diamond Couloir and Diamond Buttress
The South Face of Mount Kenya is seen here from the summit of Point John. The Diamond Couloir used to be a magnificent ice route which presently should only be undertaken in perfect conditions. The bottom section is rarely complete and the final Diamond Glacier is in parts just ice glazed slabs and scree. The Ice Window Route - just to the right is also rarely in condition and the same applies to the South Face Route. The best conditions are likely to be encountered between May and November.

Mount Kenya Treks
ALW 17/09/04