Mount Kinangop

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Kinangop Mountain
Kinangop Mountain is located in Kenya
Kinangop Mountain
Kinangop Mountain
Location in Kenya
Elevation 3,906 m (12,815 ft)[1]
Location
Location Kenya
Range Aberdare Range
Coordinates 0°37′40″S 36°42′30″E / 0.62765°S 36.70832°E / -0.62765; 36.70832Coordinates: 0°37′40″S 36°42′30″E / 0.62765°S 36.70832°E / -0.62765; 36.70832

Mount Kinangop (or Ilkinangop) is a mountain in the southern Aberdare Range about 100 miles (160 km) north of Nairobi, Kenya. It is within the Aberdare National Park.

A dormant volcano, Kinangop overlooks the Kinangop Plateau to the west and the Great Rift Valley beyond.[2] Kinangop is the second-highest mountain in the Aberdares after Mount Satima.[3] The lower levels of the mountain have extensive bamboo forests. Higher up it is covered by tussock grasses.[1] The main peak is a rocky outcrop surrounded by open moorlands. Due to the height, temperatures are cool and may drop below freezing at night.[4]

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