Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has created a new route which is shorter and easier to get to the top of the mountain. Lillian Nsubuga, the Public Relations Officer of UWA said that the route was tested carefully so very safe for the mountain climbers and it takes around 26 minutes from the bottom to the top of the mountain because the route avoids the steep part of the mountain yet before it was 45 minutes.
This follows a 6 meters gap that appeared on Mt. Rwenzori on the glacier in April last year, leading to the summit.
“The new route has been created by putting ladders on the rocks at Omwubutindo point to simplify the movement on the ice and with this new route, the peak will be approached from the western side of the mountain.” Nsubuga said.
She said the authority officials and staff from Rwenzori Mountaineering Services will endure to make sure that the mountain climbers enjoy the experience to the top of the mountain.
Because of the climatic changes on the earth, Uganda Wild life Authority expects more effects on the Mount Ruwenzori glacier so it has come up with long term plans by opening more sightseeing routes on the northern and southern ranges to increase the long difficult journey, viewing of the land scapes on the mountain and also to increase the tourist experience.