The flame line shows the Lewis Glacier's location in 1963, the year I was born.
A long finger of ice extended over the ridge and down into the gully. The glacier has receded about 275m in my lifetime. In 1963 the small hut on the left - a basic climber's
called Firmin Hut stood right at the glacier snout. The larger hut with the lights on is Austrian Hut (where I lived whilst making these pictures), which wasn't built until 1972.
One can just make out the ablation stakes on the surface of the glacier, hammered into place to record year-by-year reduction of the ice mass.