Mount Emin

Elevation (feet): 15,740
Elevation (meters): 4,798
Continent: Africa
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Range/Region: Ruwenzori
Latitude: 0.433333
Longitude: 29.9
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1906
First successful climber(s): Duke of the Abruzzi, J. Petigax, L. Petigax
Nearest major airport: Kampala, Uganda, Kigali, Rwanda, Bujumbura, Burundi, Nairobi, Kenya
Convenient Center: Mutsori, Zaire, Bugoye, Uganda

Mount Emin is one of the six mountains of the Ruwenzori range. Like Mount Gessi, it is located north of the triangle formed by Mounts Stanley, Speke, and Baker. Emin and Gessi lie on either side of a long narrow valley running north-south. Emin's twin summits are Umberto (15,740 ft.) and Kraepelin (15,720 ft.). The mountain rises to a rocky north-south ridge with the higher peak at the southern end. All ridges on this mountain are very narrow and rocky. From Mutsori, Zaire, local tribesman are available as guides or porters. There are several huts maintained throughout the Ruwenzori.