World renowned mountaineer, Tim MaCartney-Snape already jetted into the pearl of Africa to take on the Rwenzori Mountains hiking challenge. He is an Australian mountaineer, explorer, writer and entrepreneur.
The Rwenzori Mountains also formerly known as the Ruwenzori Range, is a mountain range situated in the Eastern equatorial Africa sharing the of the pearl of Africa and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori Mountains reach heights up to 5,109 metres with Mount Stanley being its highest point and the third highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) and Mount Kenya (5,199 m).
Tim MaCartney-Snape is famously know for being among the first Australians to reach the summit of Mount Everest the Earth’s highest mountain above sea level. He also managed to reach the summit without sherpa support or bottled oxygen via a new route on the North Face. Mount Everest is 8,848 metres from sea to summit.
Tim MaCartney-Snape together with the Uganda Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer Lilly Ajarova planted a tree as a sign of cultural and environmental preservation at the Eclipse monument in Biharwe before reaching Mbarara town.
The Biharwe monument was built to commemorate a victory for Ankole kingdom 500 years ago, following an eclipse that saw the invading king retreat in fear (and never return), spooked as day plunged into sudden darkness.