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The Credner Glacier of Kilimanjaro Mountain in Tanzania

The Credner Glacier is located on the Kibo peak on the north western side of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. It is also one of the largest glaciers on this mountain.

The glacier is still in the ice form up to now and is present at the top the Kilimanjaro. Between the mark of 5,500 and 5,800 meters above sea level is where you will find these glaciers.

The glacier are quickly melting and it is believed according to research that in the next 10 years the glaciers may cease to exist if no strict measure are taken to control the factor that are affecting the glaciers.

The Credner Glacier is said of have lost half their size in the last 10 years and if the trend continues then there will be almost one of them in the next 5 years.

The Credner Glacier is one of the feeders of the Drygalski Glacier, the Uhlig glacier, Penck glaciers and the Great and Little glaciers.

Herman Credner

Carl Hermann Georg Credner was a German Scientist and also son to Carl Friedrich Heinrich Credner a German geologist. The Credner Glaciers were named after him.

After the 2009 survey by Thomas Laemmle and Dismas Marika a local guide following the hardest route to this glacier, the rope been two pistons was tightened.

It took more than 7 hours to reach the tongue of this glacier. Before this it took a long time as they climbed the 4600 meter high lava tower.

They later descenyed and followed the Marangu route the following day to reach the summit and this route wan officially named the “Thomas Glacier Route” in honor of the creator.

What is the largest Glacier in Africa?

The Credner Glacier is not only the largest glacier on the Kilimanjaro but also in Africa. It is only second or compared to the Furtwangler Glacier.

Why are there Glaciers in Africa?

The Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and hold a good position among the peaks in the work.

There are also many other tall peaks in Africa like the Ruwenzori and Mountain Kenya.

The tropical climate in this area supports the snow on top of the mountains although due to the recent global warming, this is beginning to change.


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