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GUIDE TO THE RWENZORI: MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON [Africa] Henry Osmaston 2006 2nd ed Hardcover New Multiple Copies Available
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UK, 2006, 2nd edition. 288 pp, 48 color, 11 maps, 40 b/w plates. Hardcover. No dust jacket issued. New condition.

Revised second edition of the long out-of-print guide to this scarcely visited mountain range in East Africa. First explored 100 years ago with first ascents of most if its peaks by Duke of Abruzzi. Includes all major and minor trekking and climbing routes on all the peaks.

The snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori straddle the equator in the heart of the African continent; there unique scenery and wildlife are recognized by there status as a World Heritage site. They lie along the border between the Republic of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rising some 4000m above the level of the Western Rift Valley. Unlike other East African mountains this is a complex of distinct mountains about 110 km long by 50km wide and offers unique possibilities to not only climbers but adventurous walkers as well.

Not just a catalog of route descriptions, this also includes a history of Uganda, the Congo and local Bakonao people. 


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