Mount Speke Trip Report (#14972)
- Signed By: Michael J. Young
- Date submitted: December 22, 2000
- Date(s) climbed: 12/12/2000
The Rwenzori Mountaineering Service guides and the Uganda Wildlife Authority official records inform us that we were the first to summit Mt Speke in about 4 years, due to closure of the park from May 1996 until present. We were allowed in under special permit, and under the protection of a company of UPDF soldiers and 10 UWA rangers armed with assault rifles. Verified the summit of Vittorio Emmanuelle at 4893m (+/-15m) with GPS. Doubt the reports of previous signatories of this log who state they summitted in 1999.