2020 Rwenzori Expedition Route
13 possible peaks- ranging in Altitude from 4,829m to 5,109m (12 nights)
Mount Stanley, Mount Speke and Mount Baker, form a triangle enclosing the upper Bujuku Valley. All mountains in this range consist of multiple jagged peaks. The mountains are nearly perpetually covered in mists, rains with frequent thunder and lightning. Nowhere else in the world is there such an astonishing collection of bog, moss, and forests with untapped peaks to be climbed.
2020 Route Plan – Technical Climbers
We have 13 “on-mountain” days and will be looking to summit up to 13 possible peaks including peaks on Mt Stanley, Mt Speke and Mt Baker. There is a proposed itinerary, however the number of peaks we actually attempt will depend on weather on the specific day of the expedition as well as the and ability and speeds of different people in the groups.
In the Rwenzori’s, #7SA2020 will walk in via the shortest route from Kilembe, (the central circuit on the route managed by RMS). It should take 3 days walking to Bujuku Hut, where we’ll spend 2 nights at the Bujuku Hut. This will be base camp to atempt 2 peaks on Mt Speke.
From Bujuku , #7SA2020 will make their way up to Elena Hut – base for the next four nights. From Elena we will attempt the Mt Stanley peaks (9 in total!) – Margherita and Albert in one day, then Alexandra Peak and at least one more on another day.
We are hoping to possibly traverse the last few peaks and then drop down close to Lake Kitandara but time and conditions will tell.
Kitandara is the base for Mt Baker where #7SA2020 will attempt a further two peaks on Baker before heading out of the Rwenzori Range and travelling to Entebbe.
Speke Emanuele, Speke Ensonga, Margherita, Albert, Alexandra, Savoia, Moebius, Elena, Tooth, Elizabeth, Philip, Baker Semper, Baker Edward.
2020 Rwenzori & Gorillas – Non-technical climbers
The non technical climbers will leave the technical mountaineers after the ascent of Margherita peak. Their climb will include Mt Speke, Margherita and there is time for Mt Baker (Edward) if they feel like it.
Head to Bwindi National Park by road to see the Gorillas spending 2 nights at Buhoma Lodge. (Gorilla permits included in the price.)
Meet the rest of the #7SA2020 expedition in Entebbe for a final night in Uganda.