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UWA Suspends Hiking To Margherita Peak In Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Margherita Peak in Rwenzori Mountains National Park/Courtesy photo

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced the temporary suspension of hiking activities to Margherita Peak in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

The Authority says that “This decision comes as a precautionary measure after a comprehensive assessment conducted by our team in response to reports of a crevasse (crack) formation in the Margherita glacier.”

In a statement issued on Wednesday, UWA said that to make hiking safer, “we are exploring the option of installing a permanent ladder at a strategic location on the right side of the Margherita glacier. ”

“This alternative route will provide a safer passage for hikers to Margherita Peak.”

In the interim, UWA encouraged visitors to explore other picturesque peaks within Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

These include Mount Speke, Mount Baker, and Cheptegei Peak on the Stanley Range.

“These routes offer breathtaking views and unique experiences amidst the stunning landscape of the park. UWA prioritizes the safety and well-being of our clients. We are committed to ensuring that all clients safely enjoy their visit to Rwenzori Mountains National Park,” said UWA.

UWA pledged to continue monitoring the situation closely and provide updates on the status of hiking activities to Margherita Peak as developments unfold.

 

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