Excerpt from WP page Snow line:
"At or near the equator, it is typically situated at approximately 4,500 metres (14,764 ft) above sea level. As one moves towards the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, the parameter at first increases: in the Himalayas the permanent snow line can be as high as 5,700 metres (18,701 feet)..."
Why does the snow line increase? Logically, shouldn't it decrease the farther you go from the equator? Or is the 14,764 ft figure meant to be the average snow line rather than the permanent one and the "at first increases" quote is a misinterpretation?