The New Student's Reference Work/Ruwenzori
|←Rutland, Vt.||The New Student's Reference Work (1914)
|See also Ruwenzori Range on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.|
Ruwenzori (rōō-wĕn-zō′rē), a mountain in the center of Africa, just north of the equator, between Lakes Albert and Albert Edward. It was discovered by Stanley in 1888, and is thought to be 19,000 feet high. Its top is always covered with snow. Stanley thinks this peak and some neighboring ones — Mount Gordon Bennett and Mackinnon Peak — are the mysterious Mountains of the Moon, which geographers of the middle ages put on their maps of Africa, but which modern search has been unable to discover.