National Geographic : 1925 Feb
Photograph byVittorio Sella THE ETERNAL SNOWS OF RUWENZORI, ASTRIDE TIE EQUATOR, IN AFRICA The muddy Nile has little resemblance to sparkling mountain streams, yet the snows of Ruwenzori feed itsmain branch. The Ruwenzori range seems to be Nature's experiment to see what will happen when a snowcapped mountain block is set downon theEquator under thesun's concentrated glare. Its permanent cap of snow, although close beside the Cape-to-Cairo route, is rarely seen by travelers. Soconstant aretherain clouds around Ruwenzori that the fact that it was snow-crested was not known until years after its existence was established.