December 26, 2013
IMG guide Max Bunce called to say that the team had all made it up to the Barafu Camp (about 15,000 feet) and are doing well. They had a short day today, moving up from Karanga to high camp in time for lunch, followed by an easy afternoon resting and preparing for the summit climb. After an early supper they will get some sleep, in preparation for their midnight departure. Max reports that the weather is good and that while some snow remains on the upper mountain up towards the crater rim, the trail has been well kicked in by climbers over the last few days. The trip to the summit normally takes 6-7 hours, so we will hope to hear from them shortly after sunrise from the top of Africa!