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The Forest Region of Mount Kenia

    Naturevolume 79pages108109 (1908) | Download Citation



    KENIA is the only snowy mountain in the Old World lying exactly on the equator. Its height is 17,150 feet; it has fifteen glaciers, and the snow-line is there somewhat lower than to the north and south, where there is more variation of season. Kenia is the culminating point of the richest part of British East Africa. The Kenia snows can now be reached in little more than a month from England by way of Mombasa and the Uganda Railway. Mr. E. Hutchins (chief conservator of forests) and Mr. Ross (director of public works in British East Africa) recently returned from a tour round the Kenia forest and a visit to the glaciers.

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