National Geographic : 1935 Jun
photograph byVittorio bella ALMOST ON THE EQUATOR, THE SNOW-CAPPED PEAKS OF THE RUWENZORI RANGE SHOULDER THEIR WAY INTO THE CLOUDS In two days one may walk from this region of Alpine temperatures to blistering, sun-baked levels on the earth's imaginary girdle. The highest pinnacles in the rugged rock pile thrust their blunt points three miles above the sea. The Ruwenzori lie in the part of Africa near where theancients vaguely mapped a remote, mysterious range called the "Mountains of the Moon." The ridge in the distance is Mount Speke, named fortheEnglish explorer who discovered the source of the Nile.