A preview of Kilimanjaro! This was shot during a trip my friend Aaron and I took in 2009, during the American Thanksgiving holiday (rainy season). We'll have much better weather for our upcoming expedition at the end of July!
Science in the Wild thanks Ricardo Pena for collection of snow samples on Mt. Everest for our global black carbon/dust study in the high alpine. The snow comes from base camp, Camps 1 and 2, and the South Col, spanning an altitude range of 17,500 to 26,000 ft. These samples, including the highest one ever collected, will be analyzed later in the summer, along with new samples we will collect and/or receive from Iceland, Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa) and Elbrus (Russia) this summer.