ice cliffs of the Northern Icefield

"Another interesting feature of Kibo was the great ice cliffs, many over 100 ft. high, in which the stratification of past annual snowfalls was very apparent. These layers of ice differed in color, with many shades of grey and blue, from the silver grey of the neve at the top to the deep ultramarine of the solid ice at the bottom. The combined effect was beautiful in the extreme.

" feels that many years fortunately must elapse before the last ice has disappeared from Kibo, which, alas, seems an ultimate certainty at the present rate of regression, provided the present dry phase of our climatic cycle continues."

P.C. Spink, from the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1943