Mount Gessi

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.

Elevation (feet): 15,470
Elevation (meters): 4,715
Continent: Africa
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Range/Region: Ruwenzori
Latitude: 0.433333
Longitude: 29.9167
Difficulty: Scramble
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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