July 31, 2011
Eric Remza and crew reported in again yesterday. The team’s main objective was the Baranco Wall. Looks intimidating as can be from below, but once you get started, it’s not anywhere near as bad. In fact, it ends up being one of the more enjoyable days. There’s even a bit of easy rock scrambling and the rock is scattered with great handholds. Lots of fun.
Weather remains pretty much perfect and the group took advantage. They made camp yesterday evening at Karanga, just above the Karanga River. Altitude now is about 13,500’. Today’s goal is to get to high camp early and in good shape. “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time”. They’re doing just that.