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Simon Norfolk, Stratographs, Lewis Glacier, Mt. Kenya

Climate change and the melting of the Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya.
The flame line shows the Lewis Glacier’s location in 1934. It has since receded about 200m. On Feb 10th 1960, Siegmund Straubinger (possible climber – rope on the cross) (possible German, there’s a Straubing in Bavaria) was killed on the mountain and buried by his colleagues. At that time, foreign climbers climbed without Kenyan porters, so they would not have been able to remove the corpse, instead prefering to bury in situ.
The peak in the picture is Point Lenana, the third highest of Mt Kenya’s peaks.