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Monday, 7 March 2011

Trek Kilimanjaro whilst the glaciers are still there

The glaciers on the summit of Kilimanjaro are disappearing. A recent study has shown that there is now 85% less glaciers on the summit of Kilimanjaro then there was in 1912. The glaciers are melting and crumbling away whilst at the same time experiencing reduced levels of snowfall. With these factors in mind, it is believed that the summit of Kilimanjaro will be snow-free in between 15 - 30 years, which is tragic. It's not certain what is creating this change in weather patterns but some suggestions are that it is as a result of global warming or it could be due to the reduced levels of rainfall as a result of the deforestation of the rain forest around the base of the mountain. Whatever the reason certain of that charm will be lost as the snow and ice disappear, so to trek Kilimanjaro amongst the snow and ice, please go sooner rather than later.

3 comments:

Tilly said...

The whole world seems to be going to pieces.

The Weekend Dude said...

I know, it's such a nightmare! Some think we're to blame, others think it's part of a natural cycle. There are great arguments for each line of thought whichever way though it is coming down around our ears, best savour it whilst we can.

Tinyholder said...

Hi, thanks for visiting. I did the Machame route. I agree with the great most of the time comment! :-)

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