Mount Luigi

Elevation (feet): 15,178
Elevation (meters): 4,626
Continent: Africa
Country: Uganda
Range/Region: Ruwenzori
Latitude: 0.333333
Longitude: 29.8833
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1906
First successful climber(s): Vittorio Sella, J. Brocherel, E. Botta
Nearest major airport: Kampala, Uganda, Kigali, Rwanda, Bujumbura, Burundi, Nairobi, Kenya
Convenient Center: Mutsori, Zaire, Bugoye, Uganda

Mount Luigi is the lowest of the six mountains of the Ruwenzori Range, and is located further south than the other five. This massif forms a horse-shoe ridge around an impressive glacial cirque, the finest in the Ruwenzori. From Mutsori, Congo, local tribesman are available as guides or porters. There are several huts maintained throughout the Ruwenzori. Like all of the Ruwenzori massifs, Luigi's summit consists of multiple jagged peaks, the highest of which are Sella (15,178 ft./4,626 m.), Weismann (15,157 ft./4,620 m.), and Okusoma (15,020 ft./4,578 m.).

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #5155 - by scott anderson on July 10, 2002
    From the Freshfield pass, it's a short climb and definitely worthwhile if the weather is good: the earlier start from Kitandara hut, the better. We were the first to summit Luigi since the park...