Mt. Kilimanjaro isn’t just an iconic destination for adventure travelers; it has become the poster child for the impact of climate change as well.
The once-fabled snow of Kilimanjaro are all-but gone, and as our planet continues to warm up, it now seems likely that they’ll have disappeared altogether in just a few short years.
Don’t believe me? Then have a look at this video, which features famed ice climber Will Gadd.
Back in 2014, Gadd trekked up Kilimanjaro and made a few first ascents along with its glaciers. Since then, those glaciers have lost more than 70% of their ice, retreating dramatically in just six short years.
Now, in 2020, he’s gone back to make the last ascent of the ice found on the mountain, scaling it one final time before it’s gone forever.