Pax Arctica Rwenzori Expedition Day 5 – in route for Margherita peak. Wed. Jan. 22, 2014 6pm local time

Yesterday we reached a path at 4450 m. We encountered both rain and hail; the weather changes rapidly in the Rwenzori Mountains. I shot some short videos to explain what has been going on locally (climate change & fires) with the help of our student Richard Atugonza. The videos will be posted on the paxarctica.org website next week. Sheila is feeling sick this morning: cold and headache. Probably altitude sickness, we are monitoring the situation carefully. Health first!
When we arrive at the Margherita camp, we will go to the snout of the glacier to take soil samples with Richard. These samples will be further analyzed at Makerere University in Kampala.