Ruwenzori Mountains, Uganda, 2003

We traveled to Uganda in February and March, 2003, flying to Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria. We trekked about 50 miles over 10 days in the Ruwenzoris, Uganda's fabled Mountains of the Moon. We climbed the three highest peaks in the range, Margherita at 16760 ft., the highest summit on Mount Stanley, the third highest peak in Africa, Mt. Speke at 16,040 ft. and Mt. Baker at 15,880 ft. Following the trek we visited some of Uganda's national parks, including Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, and BwindiImpenetrable Forest, where we tracked mountain gorillas.

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Trek map
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White Rhino
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Shoebill Stork
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Weighing gear
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Ruwenzori National Park
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Nyabitaba Hut
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Kurt Shaffer Bridge
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Snake Plant
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Porters cooking at John Matte Hut
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Porters at John Matte Hut
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Crossing the Bujuku River
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Giant Lobelia
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Lunch Stop Upper Bigo Bog
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Summit Photo Mt Speke
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Coming down Mt. Speke
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Giant Groundsels
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Leaving Lake Bujuku Hut
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Everlasting flowers and giant groundsels
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Lake Bujuku
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The Great Tooth
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Elena Glacier sunrise
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Crossing Stanley Plateau
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Climbing Margherita Glacier
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Margherita summit pitch
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Margherita summit photo
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Vole at Kitandara Hut
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Cooking at Kitandara Hut
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Mt. Baker tarn
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Over Edward Glacier
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Summit photo, Mt. Baker
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Our guides!
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Tina and Carl
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Mt. Baker descent
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Descent to Kitandara
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Dinner at Kitandara Hut
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Malachite Sunbird
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Rwenzori giant earthworm
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Lion at Queen Elizabeth NP
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Last meal with mates
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Elephant herd
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Elephant cow and calf
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Defassa Waterbuck trio
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Buffalo herd
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Leopard
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Kazinga Channel hippos
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Skimmers
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Saddlebill Stork
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Male Defassa Waterbuck
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Egyptian fruit bats
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Colobus Monkey
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Peggy and Ibra
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Mountain gorilla!
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Young mountain gorilla
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Male mountain gorilla
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Female mountain gorilla
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Silverback
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Female mountain gorilla
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Woodland kingfisher
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African fish eagle
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Male Impala






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