Mount Gessi is one of the six mountains of the Ruwenzori range. Like Mount Emin, it is located north of the triangle formed by Mounts Stanley, Speke, and Baker. Emin and Gessi lie on either side of a long narrow valley running north-south. Its twin peaks are Iolanda (15,470 ft.) and Bottego (15,418 ft.). The mountain rises to a rocky north-south ridge with the higher peak at the south end. 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.
|Country:||Congo, Democratic Republic of the|
|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|
|Nearest major airport:||Kampala, Uganda, Kigali, Rwanda, Bujumbura, Burundi, Nairobi, Kenya|
|Convenient Center:||Mutsori, Zaire, Bugoye, Uganda|
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