Mt. Kenya at dawn
Mt. Kenya clear for all to see. The glaciers and the 3 major summits all clearly seen,
Mt. Kenya and the coffee widely grown around Nyeri.
Mount Kenya, Africa’s second summit with its highest peak at 5,199m above sea level i.e Batian. The next two highest peaks are Nelion and point Satima at 5,188 and 4985m above sea level respectively. Other peaks include points Pigotts, Thomson and Thomson flake, Dutton, Melhuish, John, Peter and Midget Peak.(http://www.summitpost.org/mount-kenya/150259) The first Ascent was by Sir Halford John Mackinder, Josef Brocherel, and Cesar Ollier on September 13, 1899. There are currently 11 small but shrinking glaciers on Mount Kenya. Little snow now falls on the mountain so no new ice forms on the glaciers. Climatologists predict that the glaciers will disappear by 2050 unless current temperature and precipitation changes occur. The Lewis Glacier is the largest on Mount Kenya.(http://climbing.about.com/od/mountainclimbing/a/Fast-Facts-About-Mount-Kenya.htm) I hope you’ve got something new about this great Mountain that epitomises Kenya(and Africa’s) beauty. I took the photos above during different times this year. The first quarter of the year provides breathtaking views of the Mountain’s peak. Enjoy and share 🙂