Friday, January 23, 2015

Mount Stanley

Image from The Independent

Located in the Rwenzori moutain chain, Mount Stanley is the third highest in Africa. This icy peak straddles the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Below, climbers take in the stupendous view after ascending the glaciers on Alexandra Peak.

Image from allposterimages

The glaciers on the peaks of Rwenzori National Park, known as the Mountains of the Moon, are melting.

National Geographic has published omparative pictures from 1952 and 2008 show how dramatic the reduction is. Some glaciers have vanished altogether.

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