June 30, 2017
IMG senior guide, Craig John, just called in on the sat phone from Barranco Camp on Kili. All team members are doing great and they had a fun hike today. They were relaxing after the long day and were just about to sit down for dinner. They started at Shira Camp around 12,600 feet this morning and hiked up to Lava Tower at 15,100 feet. Then they had to descend a ways down to Barranco Camp which sits in a valley at 13,000 feet. This is simply a great day for acclimatization. Its also a darn good day for views! The hike from Shira to Barranco is one of the longer days on the trail – second only behind summit day – so they team will rest well tonight. Tomorrow they will tackle the Barranco Wall. Its steep, 1.5 to 2 hour hike to the top of the wall, but after that it eases up for the remainder of the day to Karanga Camp. And its a short day and they’ll enjoy a hot lunch at camp after hiking for about 4 hours. They have enjoyed 2 days of beautiful weather resulting in 2 days of amazing views. Hopefully tomorrow will bring more of the same.