List of glaciers in Africa

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Furtwängler Glacier (foreground) as it appeared in August 2003. Behind the glacier are snowfields and the Northern Icefield.
Main articles: Glacier and List of glaciers

Africa, specifically East Africa, has contained glacial regions, possibly as far back as the last glacier maximum 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. Seasonal snow does exist on the highest peaks of East Africa as well as in the Drakensberg Range of South Africa, the Stormberg Mountains, and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Currently, the only remaining glaciers on the continent exist on Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and the Rwenzori.[1]

List of glaciers[edit]


Main article: List of names on Mount Kenya#Glaciers

(All located on the upper slopes of Mount Kenya[2])

Ruwenzori Range[edit]

  • Elena
  • Stanley
  • Baker


(All located on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro)

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "East African Highlands | ICCI – International Cryosphere Climate Initiative". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  2. ^ Hastenrath, Stefan (1984). The Glaciers of Equatorial East Africa. Solid Earth Sciences Library. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-277-1572-2. 
  3. ^ Kaser, Georg; Noggler, Bernd (1991). "Observations on Speke Glacier, Ruwenzori Range, Uganda". Journal of Glaciology 37 (127): 313–318. Bibcode:1991JGlac..37..313K.