The Duke of the Abruzzi's Ascents in the Ruwenzori Range


    AT a crowded meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, held at the Queen's Hall on January 12, and honoured by the presence of the King and the Prince of Wales, the Duke of the Abruzzi gave an interesting account of hi recent exploration of the snowy summits of the Ruwenzori range. It will be remembered that many attempts on these peaks have been made within the past few years, but that, owing rather to the climatic character of the range and its distance from an accessible base than to special difficulties from a mountaineer's point of view, all the Duke's predecessors had failed to reach its culminating point. Profiting by the experience of these, the Duke was able to avoid the causes of their failure, his expedition being provided with all that forethought could suggest in the way of equipment, while he was also fortunate in securing trustworthy information as to the times of year at which the climatic conditions were likely to be most favourable.

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    The Duke of the Abruzzi's Ascents in the Ruwenzori Range . Nature 75, 282–283 (1907).

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