February 5, 2010
IMG guide Eben Reckord reports by satellite phone that the IMG team had a good trip up from Shira, passing below the Lava Tower (over 14,000 feet) and then dropping down into the Great Barranco and the campsite at about 13,000 feet. From the Barranco Camp the members look down on the town of Moshi and up at the Breach Wall, one of the most famous features of Kilimanjaro, first ascended by Reinhold Messner and Konrad Renzler in 1978. Tomorrow the team ascends the steep trail to the east, climbing out of the canyon and traversing below the hanging glaciers. So far so good!