Mount Gessi, Rwenzori Mountains : Uganda Safari Tours

In the Rwenzori, mount Gessi and Emin are located in the north of the mount Stanley, Speke and baker triangle. It was named after an Italian explorer Romulo Gessi of the source of the Nile. The mountain also has twin peaks of; Iolanda (15,470 ft.) and Bottego (15,418 ft.). It is near mount Emin and the two are separated by just a narrow valley.

The hike to the top starts from the Mugusu valley through groundsel forests to Roccato pass and then proceed through the thick brush and slabs which will lead you to the ridge between the peaks. These peaks were once covered with glaciers which eventually melted away.