Photo by Walter KLOTZ
|Range/Region:||East Africa Mountains|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Nearest major airport:||Kigali|
Thanks to Al Smiles for adding this peak.
Gahinga is situated next to Mt Muhabura on the Rwandan/Ugandan border.
Gahinga is located in the Bufumbira field, an easterly part of the Virunga volcanic complex located in the western branch of the East African Rift Valley. The lava flows of Gahinga have K-Ar ages from about 0.29 Ma to its youngest at around 0.09 Ma.
It was climbed as part of a UN patrol during the Rwanda'n Humanitarian crisis of 1994. All group members were part of the UK's 5th Airborne Brigade based in Aldershot, Hants, England.
Thanks to Al Smiles for this description.