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Temporary Suspension of Rwenzori Hiking Due to Margherita Glacier Concerns

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  • To address safety concerns, the UWA is contemplating the installation of a permanent ladder on the right side of the glacier, aiming to provide a safer passage for future expeditions.
  • The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced a temporary halt to all hiking activities leading to Margherita Peak in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced a temporary halt to all hiking activities leading to Margherita Peak in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. This precautionary measure, effective May 14, 2024, comes in response to reports of crevasse formations in the Margherita glacier, posing potential risks to hikers.

To address safety concerns, the UWA is contemplating the installation of a permanent ladder on the right side of the glacier, aiming to provide a safer passage for future expeditions. In the meantime, visitors are encouraged to explore alternative peaks within the park, such as Mount Speke, Mount Baker, and Cheptegei Peak, each offering captivating views and distinct experiences.

Renowned as the “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori Mountains are celebrated for their challenging trekking routes and diverse ecosystems, including afro-montane forests and afro-alpine areas. While the suspension may impact hiking plans, the UWA remains committed to prioritizing visitor safety and ensuring a memorable experience in the park.

For adventure-seekers undeterred by the temporary halt, the Rwenzori Mountains present a myriad of alternative routes and peaks to explore, promising adventure and discovery amidst breathtaking landscapes.

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