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Mountains of the Moon

Postby Albert » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:59 pm

I'm looking into doing a trip up to Uganda / DRC for some climbing on the Ruwenzoris.
Has anyone been up that way recently? Or can can you put me on a trail to start looking for some hands on info?

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Re: Mountains of the Moon

Postby Richard » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:09 am

The Mountain Club of Uganda has a new website, and is undergoing a resurgence in climbing activities. They also have a Facebook page. Contact them for up to date info.

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Re: Mountains of the Moon

Postby Justin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:13 am

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Re: Mountains of the Moon

Postby Albert » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:23 pm

Shot, thanks for the info. I'm in email contact with the UMC at the moment..
Has anyone on the forum climbed on the mountain before, who can recommend routes and / guides?

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Re: Mountains of the Moon

Postby JonathanG » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:42 am

I was there Dec 2010, climbed with Rwenzoris Mountaineering Services (RMS) google them for all their details. Mail a guy called Jerome They have been the sole guiding company for many years although recently I hear another one has started up but they do not have access to the huts or route that RMS does.

From the Congo side thigs are a lot more haphazard, you find someone in the gateway town who will guide you up/knows the route. Not much structure.There is a write up in one of the old MSCA journals. Recently there was a French group that climbed from the DRC side they have a facebook page, again google it. Obviously this is all dependent on the situation in the Eastern Congo. I beleive Unesco helped restore the Huts on the DRC side around 2000 so they should be in alright condition.

If you want more info send me your mail address and I'll forward you a mail I sent to a couple of friends.

Cheers

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Re: Mountains of the Moon

Postby Albert » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:45 pm

Jon
My email adress is albert@webropeaccess.co.za
Thanks!

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Re: Mountains of the Moon

Postby DeanVDM » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:47 pm

Some friends used Rwenzori Trekking Services http://www.rwenzoritrekking.com/ and was happy with the service

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Re: Mountains of the Moon

Postby Richard » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:57 pm

We used RMS, as everyone certainly had to a few years back, and were very satisfied with the service.


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