Mt Stanley expedition Snapshot

Written by Secret Compass

Straddling the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda sits the Rwenzori mountains. The king of which – with a foot either side of the partition, the highest mountain in both countries and the third tallest in Africa – is Mt Stanley.

In mid-September of 2017, Financial Times journalist Martin Fletcher embarked on a mission to reach the summit of Mt Stanley and Secret Compass helped him achieve that goal. Below is his video diary to accompany the article in which he tells of his experience. An excerpt of which reads:

“Over the next two days we climbed to 4,000m. The temperature dropped. The air thinned. We stopped often to recover our breath, and at times it struck me we were engaged in a particularly perverse form of enjoyment.” Read the full article here.

If this sounds like your kind of adventure, alongside discovering the natural habitat of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas and the Nyiragongo volcano which contains the world’s largest lava lake, our 2018 DRC Expedition will be exploring the Rwenzori mountain range.

For more information, to receive our expedition handbook or apply to join the team, click here.

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