June 29, 2013
IMG guide Sheldon Kerr called from the top of the Barranco Wall to report the team were all together and doing well. The weather was great and they were having a very nice day. Leaving the Barranco Camp, they had climbed the steep trail up the wall, and were getting ready to do the scenic traverse below the Southern Glaciers. It is a spectacular day of hiking, one of our all-time favorites. Their goal for today is the Karanga Camp, above the valley and stream (of the same name) that drain the south side of the volcano. This will be their second night in a row at about 13,000 feet, so it’s perfect for acclimatization. From Karanga tomorrow they will have a relatively short day up to the high camp at Barafu. So far, so good!