Mount Kenya Diamond Couloir

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Mount Kenya Diamond Couloir

Post by Justin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:31 pm


Mt Kenya's Diamond Couloir VI has received its first ascent in many years by Kenyan climber Julian Wright along with visiting South African mountain guide Trystan Firman. Strange weather patterns and an unusually wet rainy season produced enough ice to allow for their ascent.

Spoke to Tristan the yesterday and he mentioned that "As best we can tell last climbed by Kitty Calhoun and Jim Donini in seperate pairs in 2005"
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Re: Mount Kenya Diamond Couloir

Post by Richard » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:03 pm

That’s excellent news. Well done Tristan.

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Re: Mount Kenya Diamond Couloir

Post by Hilton » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:01 am

Just fantastic! Congrats Tristan. You did well, old son

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Re: Mount Kenya Diamond Couloir

Post by Forket » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:57 am

That looks amazing. Do you go up the funnel? Awesome ascent, congratulations.


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Re: Mount Kenya Diamond Couloir

Post by Brussel » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:38 pm

Well done Tristan!
I ran into Jim and Kitti on Kenya last time a few days after their ascents. I believe it was pretty exciting climbing.

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Re: Mount Kenya Diamond Couloir

Post by DolphinDawie » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:39 am

That's amazing. Nice one tristan!

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