5109m. A long slog through marsh for 4 days till you reach the final camp at 4485m. The final day to the summit starts with a Rocky scramble with some challenging parts with fixed ropes at times. Get on to the Stanley plateau for a straight forward plod on an impressive glacier before descending to the base of the Magherita Glacier at times climbing on 45 degrees ice slope for about 150m before a final scramble to the summit, which starts would a tough little chimney. The final day is much more mountaineering that hillwalking probably Alpine grade PD+

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Teshil 10 Nov, 2018 2nd
with Carel Verhoef, Xavier Koenig
with Carel Verhoef, Xavier Koenig
splat2million 15 Jul, 2017 - Great weather for the summit day, well worth the 5 day slog through mud on the way up and the 2 day slog through mud on the way down.
Great weather for the summit day, well worth the 5 day slog through mud on the way up and the 2 day slog through mud on the way down.
Duffyrm ?Jul, 2017 2nd A really fantastic climb though sadly all done in cloud. Amazing to see such massive glaciers on the equator but also sad to see how fast they are retreating. Choose your guides carefully as ours had very limited safety skill on the glacier and bring your own gear if you can.
with Louise
A really fantastic climb though sadly all done in cloud. Amazing to see such massive glaciers on the equator but also sad to see how fast they are retreating. Choose your guides carefully as ours had very limited safety skill on the glacier and bring your own gear if you can.
with Louise
JohnH1977 ?May, 2009 -
john_p_mulcahy ?Apr, 2009 -
john_p_mulcahy ?Mar, 2009 -
john_p_mulcahy ?Mar, 2009 -
rickyclimb ?Oct, 2008 2nd Local guide and first leg of 20-day Africa 3 Peaks Expedition
Local guide and first leg of 20-day Africa 3 Peaks Expedition
EddieA 21 Jan, 2006 - white-out conditions most of the time, with glimpses of the view. The glacier ice has retreated leaving a rock pitch which has been equipped by a ladder to gain access to the upper slopes from the col between Margherita and Alexandra peaks
white-out conditions most of the time, with glimpses of the view. The glacier ice has retreated leaving a rock pitch which has been equipped by a ladder to gain access to the upper slopes from the col between Margherita and Alexandra peaks
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