February 14, 2014
It’s time. Jenni called from Barafu Camp (high camp) this morning, Seattle time. Packing done – check. Dinner and hydrating done – check. The gang’s trying to catch a bit of sleep prior to their 11 pm (Tanzania time) wake up call. Pole, Pole is the mantra for the day. The route heads pretty much straight up from Barafu to the crater rim at Stella Point. Another 1.5 hrs going clockwise around the crater get them to Uhuru, the true summit of Kilimanjaro. Longest, most demanding day of the trip coming up but also the most rewarding. Funny how that works.