Letter from Alan York: I noted with interest the article on Kilimanjaro and global warming in TA. When a teacher at Tabora Boys’ School in the sixties, I climbed up to the crater and took photographs. On 6th January, 1965, the snow was 5 ft. deep and the ice was awesome. I climbed with David Snook (another teacher at Tabora), and with the East African correspondent of The Times.
The latter wrote a description of the climb which later appeared in The Times under the heading ‘Fitness Test for Middle Aged Tourists’!