Ugandan Ice Cap Splits

May 5, 2010
Outside Magazine


Mount Margherita (right); photo by sylweczka

The ice cap on Mount Margherita, Africa's second-highest mountain, has split. Wildlife authorities in Uganda say the 20-foot-wide crevasse was caused by global warming, reports the Washington Post. Those same authorities said the ice cap now covers less than a square mile. In the 1950s, it covered four square miles.

Also, be sure to watch this VOA video about the shrinking ice cap on Mount Kilimanjaro. And while you're at it, check out our May coverage of Summit on the Summit.

-- Jonah Ogles

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