Climate change and the melting of the Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya.
The flame line shows the Lewis Glacier’s location in 1963, the year I was born. In the intervening time the glacier has receded about 285m. The ‘crack’ which is splitting the glacier into upper and lower portions (on which the camera is standing) seems to have extended even since I found a picture on a climber’s web forum reporting it’s appearance over the winter of 2013/14.
The large hut with the lights on is Austrian Hut (where I lived) which was built in 1972, by the Österreichischer Alpenverein (the Austrian Alpine Club).