MOUNT KENYA MELTS

Mount Kenya is a sacred place for the Kikuyus who live below its Southern and Western slopes. The people are agriculturalists, making use of the highly fertile volcanic soil on the lower slopes; they also believe that Mount Kenya is God’s resting place.

This is a story about their worries, the impact of climate change on the melting ice on Mount Kenya, and also to ask that most troubling question “could this be the last generation to climb this age-old ice?” We will find out by climbing to Lewis Glacier and comparing photographs from the 1912 British expedition to Mount Kenya.

Photo Credits: Giving Nature a Voice