The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced the temporary suspension of hiking activities to Margherita Peak in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. This decision comes as a precautionary measure following a comprehensive assessment conducted by the UWA team in response to reports of a crevasse formation in the Margherita Glacier.

The safety of visitors is paramount to the UWA, and as such, they are exploring alternative measures to ensure the safety of hikers. One such measure includes the potential installation of a permanent ladder at a strategic location on the right side of the Margherita glacier. This alternative route aims to provide a safer passage for hikers to Margherita Peak.

While the suspension is in effect, visitors are encouraged to explore other picturesque peaks within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Notable 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 park.

The UWA reassures visitors that their safety and well-being are of utmost importance. They are committed to ensuring that all clients safely enjoy their visit to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Continuous monitoring of the situation will be conducted, with updates provided on the status of hiking activities to Margherita Peak as developments unfold.

For further information and updates, visitors are encouraged to stay connected with the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s official channels.

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