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Mount Baker (4 844 m / 15 892 ft)

Parent Range: Great African Rift Valley
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Summit(s): Edward Peak (4 844 m /15 892 feet)
Elevation: 4 844 m / 15 892 ft
Cost of climbing: from$ 1 200
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Mountain Name(s): Mount Baker, Edward Peak, Пик Эдварда, Бейкер
Elevation: 4 844 m / 15 892 ft
Summit(s): Edward Peak (4 844 m /15 892 feet)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Location: Africa, Uganda: (Western Region)
Starting Point: 0°22'6.317''S
29°54'20.691''E
Parent Range: Great African Rift Valley
Range: Bujuku Valley
First Ascent: 10/6/1906 Prince Luigi Amedeo (Italy)
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: 4 800 m / 15 748 ft
Prominence: 474 m / 1 555 ft
Isolation: 2 m / 1 ft
Climbing Season(s): Please update
Nearst
Airport(s):
Entebbe Airport (EBB)
Convenience Center(s): Kasese, Entebbe
National
Park(s):
Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Location

Africa, Uganda: (Western Region)

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Mount Baker (4 844 m / 15 892 ft)

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    Mount Baker is fifth highest in Africa. Ruwenzori are the few tectonic mountains, located in Africa. They are the legendary Mountains of the Moon, clouded in mystery and drizzly mist, which are referred to ancient geography as the source of the Nile. Here are some of the highest mountains in Africa - 3th and 4th in height. At the top there are some glaciers, which are closely observed by scientists - as snow of Ruwenzori is rapidly melting.
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    Mount Baker has multiple jagged peaks along a ridge. The highest is Edward Peak. Baker is then the "easier" of the three Ruwenzori summits. Climb to Baker peak is a fantastic basically non-technical journey, however you can use ropes and harnesses for safety reasons. Baker provide easy scrambling on dry rock on several short sections, but they are all of similar difficulty. On a clear day you will see breathtaking views of Margherita and Alexandra Peaks and panoramic views of the Rwenzori range. A truly amazing experience. This trek is relatively easy for anyone with heigh altitude experience and fit conditions.
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    Baker is located 2.8 kilometres (1.7 mi) from the border with Congo. The nearest peak is Mount Stanley which is 2.26 km to the west.
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    By car from Entebbe to the city Kasesse.
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    The native name for the mountain seems to have been Kiyanja. On his 1891 Ruwenzori expedition, Franz Stuhlmann observed the peak and named it either Semper. Prince Luigi Amedeo renamed the mountain after Sir Samuel Baker, a 19th-century British explorer who in 1864 was the first European to sight and visit   ... Read more

     

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Last update: Mountain Planet (10 Aug 2015) • History

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