Sunday, February 25, 2018

Northern Icefield from Kenya

This is Kilimanjaro as viewed from the north this morning (Amboseli Park in Kenya, 8 AM on 25 February 2018). Part of the Northern Icefield is visible on the right-hand side of the summit. This northern portion, largely outside the crater (caldera) rim, has now separated from the southern part of the glacier which most climbers see from Uhuru Peak and within the crater.

Although the Northern Icefield is the largest glacier on the mountain, it is shrinking rapidly. The image below depicts the glacier about 20 years earlier; this is an aerial view looking south.

Thanks as always to Simon Mtuy for sending photos!

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