Mount Baker Trip Report (#20585)
- Signed By: Jurgen Wohlfarter
- Date submitted: January 07, 2007
- Date(s) climbed: 29.12.1994 - 03.01.1995
- Number of People Encountered:25-50 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
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 UK, Germany and South Africa that bumped into each other in Kasese, plus one compulsory guide. It took us some time (2 days) to get a permit, because the max limit of people had been reached due to Reinhold Messners team of 26 porters...
On the 29th we where on the move and made it to Nyabitaba Camp in 3 1/2 hours just before the rain started. Second day to John Matte Hut, 3rd day via the infamous bogs to Bujuku hut. On the 4th we reached Elena Hut where Messner was still stationed while doing a film shoot on Margarita summit. We descended via Scott Elliot Pass to Kitandara Hut and on the 5th and most rewarding day down to Guy Yeoman Hut, the scenery on that stretch is mind blowing. On our last day we arrived back in Nyakalengija just in time to miss the rain.