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Mount Speke (4 891 m / 16 047 ft)

Parent Range: Great African Rift Valley
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Summit(s): Vittorio Emanuele Peak (4 890 m /16 043 feet)
Elevation: 4 891 m / 16 047 ft
Cost of climbing: from$ 1 500
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Mountain Name(s):
Mount Speke, Duwoni, Спек
Elevation:
4 891 m / 16 047 ft
Summit(s):
Vittorio Emanuele Peak (4 890 m /16 043 feet)
Activity type:
Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Location:
Africa, Uganda: (Western Region), Democratic Republic of the Congo: (Nord Kivu)
Starting Point:
Parent Range:
Range: Please update
First Ascent:
??/??/1906 Prince Luigi Amedeo (Italy)
Geology:
Tectonic
Snow line:
4 700 m / 15 420 ft
Prominence:
730 m / 2 395 ft
Isolation:
3 m / 2 ft
Climbing Season(s):
01 Jan-31 Aug;
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Location

Africa, Uganda: (Western Region), Democratic Republic of the Congo: (Nord Kivu)

Route

Location: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Nord Kivu, Uganda: Western Region

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    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, 4th and 5th 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 Speke is the second highest mountain in Ruwenzory. Has a multiple peaks. The ascent to Mount Speke up to Vittorio Emanuele Peak without an alpine preparation is not an easy climb. If you are climbing in good weather conditions, it is a trail at a high altitude, with some points a bit exposed with rocks and grass, which often require scrambling. At the highest point of the trekking there is a glacier. It is easy to cross it without using crampons or rope (but better to have them with you). In case of rain or snow this trail can be very challenging as the difficulties will increase. In those circumstances the use of the rope in the critical points is a must. Other parts of the trail should be considered with attention as it became messy and can be slippery.
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    • Africa 4000-meter Peaks (13 000 feet)
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    Located on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the heart of the Ruwenzori mountains.
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    By car from Entebbe to the city Kasesse.
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Last update: Anastasia Pivnyuk (19 Oct 2015) • History

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