June 20, 2010
Yesterday the Kili crew had a good day hiking from Barancco to Karanga, beneath the glaciers that spill down the south side of Kilimanjaro. This is one of our all time favorite days high altitude hiking, as the trail traverses the slopes of Kili. The team reached Karanga camp (about 13,000’) just in time, as an afternoon shower pelted them shortly after arrival. Later, it cleared up and IMG leader Adam Angel reports that there was some fresh snow deposited up high on the mountain. After a good night, today the team moved to Barafu (about 15,000’), arriving in time for lunch and a good afternoon of rest. After getting all packed up for the climb this afternoon, and an early dinner and bedtime, the plan is to start climbing about midnight. So far everything is going well and the team is looking forward to tomorrow.