September 26, 2013
IMG guide Chris Meder reports by sat phone that the Kili team had a nice day of hiking today, first climbing the Barranco wall, then traversing below the southern glaciers. Now they have reached Karanga which is their camp for tonight. This camp (like Barranco where they stayed last night) is at 13,000 feet and these two nights in a row at 13K are great for acclimatization. Tomorrow the team will head up to the 15,000 foot high camp at Barafu, getting there early in the day so they have plenty of time for food, hydration, and rest. Chris said they had some rain this afternoon, and that there is some fresh snow up high. The members are doing well and are getting excited for the summit bid.