World Mountain Day

2 years ago
Climbers watch the sunrise from the top of Kilimanjaro mountain Tanazani

Did You Know: Today December 11th is International Mountain Day!

The United Nations has proclaimed today December 11 to be International Mountain Day, a day celebrated annually to draw attention to the important roles that mountainous regions play in water and food supply, and to celebrate the rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats mountains face.

This images features a group of climbers stop to view the sunrise from the near Kibo peak at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a spectacular orange-gold view from the ‘rooftop of Africa’ silhouetting Kili’s second highest peak Mawenzi.

Kilimanjaro’s glaciers have shrunk 82% since 1912, and scientists estimate the glaciers may be completely gone in 50 years. The cause of this is now thought to be due to deforestation and not just global warming. In the Trees4Kili project 50 million are planned to be planted around the base of the mountain beginning in Feb 2019 to combat the issue 🌳… now we just need to work on our global carbon emissions 🙈

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