The Historical walk is back!
We are now REALLY ready to host the launch party for climbing the Quarry in Muyenga 🙂
The Mountain Club Of Uganda has spent many hours cleaning the rock and setting up climbing routes for all members to enjoy 🙂
All the routes have been set up for top-rope climbing, and routes are of various levels of difficulty, to cater for all levels of ability.
Non-MCU members and children are more than welcome to join the Quarry launch event.
There will be the opportunity to climb at the launch event, whether you are an experienced climber or have never climbed before. We’ll have special climbing games for the kids or still behaving like one. There’ll also be a competition to name the routes.
Wear comfortable/sports clothes for the climbing and if you have bring a cycling or kayaking helmet in case any pebbles or small rocks come down the wall.
If climbing is not your thing, there’ll be plenty of other outdoor games from Viking Chess, Slackline to Badminton to keep you occupied. Feel free to bring your own lane games along.
We’ll also be providing a paid BBQ and a cash bar for when you need to refuel. If you have bring a picnic rug.
We’ll be heading over to Cafe Roma once it gets dark, so come and join us for a few drinks there.
Disclaimer: If it rains, bad luck and we’ll have to cancel the event again. Climbing is an outdoor sport and is not safe on wet and slippy rock.
Legend has it that Kampala, like Rome, is a city that was built on seven hills. The city derives its name Kampala for the Luganda work “Kasozi ka Mpala” which means a Hill of many Impala. The Kampala of today comprises of 21 hills, but a walk through the 7 Hills will give you the opportunity to explore the genesis of the present day city.
The 7 hills are; Nsambya, Kibuli, Nakasero, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Lubaga, Lubiri. A route between the hills along paths and feeder road takes approx 6 hours. The walk will be led by Deo Lubega (0712890369). The start and finish point will be the Moonland Gardens on Nsambya-Gaba Road (a safe place to park with a small charge).