A Rwenzori Adventure: Trip report – 8 days trek to Margherita Peak (5,109m). Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda
On our way to the starting point we all admitted to ourselves and each other that we hadn’t done that much research. Our trip to Uganda had been planned in haste amidst the micromanagements of kids’ holidays, and none of us really knew what the Rwenzori mountains were all about. I had assumed they would be like other large mountains we had climbed in Kenya—like Mt Kenya, The Aberdares, or Mt Elgon. I was wrong. […]
There is a house in the south west part of Uganda. It’s just on the outskirts of a village called Kilembe. It’s a lodge more like, made of wood, and it sits at the base of a mountain. The way to get there might seem long at first. From Kampala, you take a bus across the country to the town of Kasese. It takes about eight hours with all the stops, but don’t worry, you’ll […]
On Saturday 12th August 2023, three families from Kenya summited Margherita peak with five children, 4 aged 15years two of which were twins and the youngest “Tiki” who is 10 years old. Tiki has previously summited Batian Peak on Mt Kenya & managed Margherita with loads of energy and enthusiasm. RTS says thank you for the awesome time we had with you Karisia Walking Safaris and Afri organic Kenya.
Adventurer Holly Budge – Everest summiteer, conservationist and the first woman to skydive Everest – takes on the climb to the top of Margherita Peak in the Rwenzori Mountains to raise funds to stop elephant poaching HOLLY BUDGE ‘Mountains of the Moon’ sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but the magic unfolded right in front of my eyes on a recent climbing trip to the Rwenzoris in Uganda. Balanced on the spine of […]
A trek through tropical forest, mud fields, and scree reveals the last remnants of the once-sprawling ice fields in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains. Their loss has profound implications for local communities, uniquely adapted species, and scientists studying the climate record. JOHN WENDLE Enock Bwambale stopped at the lip of the dying glacier, its blunted nose arcing steeply down to scoured rocks, then shouted up to his fellow guide Uziah Kule that the ice was too sheer […]