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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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May 12, 2015

Mark G. Reports On Uganda - Rwenzoris "Mountains of the Moon" Part 2

The first rung of the ladder was way out of reach, not even a double shoulder stand would get a person close to it. Climate change, believe it or not, was the culprit here, leaving a ladder suspended more than 30 feet above the rock that was once covered in ice. Less than a couple of decades ago mountaineers could take a short-cut and climb down the ladder onto the Margerhita Glacier and start their ascent to the highest point in Uganda, the 16,761-foot Margherita Peak. Instead, we found ourselves descending more than 500 feet over rocky slabs before we could find a passage up to the drastically receding glacier and a point we could resume our ascent.


April 15, 2015

Mark G. reports on Uganda/part 1- a forgotten treasure and MM's first expedition there

It is with hesitation that I write a blog about MM’s first expedition to Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains. Be it climate change or luck, we experienced the best imaginable weather in one of the wettest places on the planet, in a range that straddles the rugged eastern slopes in Uganda and the western slopes that plunge into the vast greenness of the Congo Basin and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


March 18, 2015

Report from the Gorilla Trek

MM Owner Mark Gunlogson has sent word from the Gorilla Trek following the Mountains of the Moon Expedition.