Outdoor World

Mountains of the moon: climbing Uganda’s highest peak

The remote Rwenzori mountains, on the Uganda/ DRC margin, offering treks through differed and stunning sceneries and a fulfill but challenging peak, with none of the crowds found at Kilimanjaro Claudius Ptolemy, the Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer and parent of geography, called the Rwenzori range the Mountains of the Moon, and I think he got it about right. Starlight beamed down on the convex glaciers surrounding our camp near Uganda’s western margin, causing them to glow like resting lunar crescents. I should have been sleeping the nighttime before my endeavor on…

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