Climate change and the melting of the Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya.
The flame line shows the Lewis Glacier’s location in 2004. In this location it has since receded about 110m. The picture shows how in the last few years the glacier has ‘cracked’ in two, the crack nearly extending across the whole glacier’s width, dividing the glacier into an upper and lower portion. The lower portion is no longer ‘fed’ from above.
The spire in the picture is Thomson’s Flake and the rounded peak is Point Thomson. To the right is Point Lenana the third highest of Mt Kenya’s many peaks