Mount Baker

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Mount Baker is the third highest mountain in the Ruwenzori range. Together with Mount Stanley and Mount Speke, it forms a triangle enclosing the upper Bujuku Valley. There are huts and good trails from both the Zaire and Uganda side. From Mutsori, Zaire, local tribesman are available as guides or porters. There are several huts maintained throughout the Ruwenzori. Like all of the Ruwenzori massifs, Baker's summit consists of multiple jagged peaks.

Elevation (feet): 15,889
Elevation (meters): 4,843
Continent: Africa
Country: Uganda
Range/Region: Ruwenzori
Latitude: 0.366667
Longitude: 29.8833
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1906
First successful climber(s): Duke of the Abruzzi, J. Petigax, C. Ollier, J. Brocherel
Nearest major airport: Kampala, Uganda, Kigali, Rwanda, Bujumbura, Burundi, Nairobi, Kenya
Convenient Center: Mutsori, Zaire, Bugoye, Uganda

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Mount Baker.

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  • Log #20585 - by Jurgen Wohlfarter on Jan 07, 2007
    We did a 6 day circular route starting from Ibanda (Nyakalengija) in anti-clockwise direction staying in tents and reaching Elena Hut at 4540m as our highest point. Our team comprised of 3 guys from...
  • Log #336 - by ronald naar on Nov 15, 2004
    Frank Merjenberg and me skied down the Ruwenzori in march 1984, after driving by Landrover all way from our country, Holland. We made several descends which we mainly enjoined in mist. About this...
  • Log #337 - by Corrado Casinovi on Jan 08, 2003
    Climbed Point Edward from Guy Yeoman hut
  • Log #338 - by scott anderson on July 10, 2002
    A quintessential Ruwenzori experience: raining when we left Kitandara hut, then sleet, snow, finally fog so thick that we had difficulty spotting the cairns. The Edward glacier is shrinking fast;...