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UWA temporarily suspends hiking activities at Margherita Peak

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Simon Kabayo
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Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has temporarily suspended hiking activities to Margherita Peak in Rwenzori Mountains National Park as a precautionary measure after a comprehensive assessment conducted in response to reports of a crevasse formation in the Margherita glacier.

In a statement, Bashir Hangi, communications manager at UWA noted, “To make hiking safer, we are exploring the option of installing a permanent ladder at a strategic location on the right side of the Margherita glacier. This alternative route will provide a safer passage for hikers to Margherita Peak.”

He added that in the meantime, visitors are encouraged to explore other picturesque peaks within Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

“Noted alternatives include Mount Speke, Mount Baker and Cheptegei Peak on the Stanley Range. These routes offer breathtaking views and unique experiences amidst the stunning landscape of the peak.”

He further revealed that UWA prioritizes the safety and well-being of the clients.

Hangi noted, “We are committed to ensuring that all clients safely enjoy their visit to Rwenzori Mountains National Park. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates on the status of hiking activities to Margherita Peak as developments unfold.”

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