August 14, 2010
IMG guide Andy Politz reports by sat phone that the team had a great day of hiking today and all are doing well at the Karanga camp (about 13,000 feet). The weather has been great and they are above the clouds.
Today they left the Barranco camp, climbed up and over the Barranco Wall, then traversed below the hanging glaciers on the south side of the mountain.
Andy’s carrying a SPOT GPS Messenger – check out the team’s location in the photo by zooming in on the green arrow. Zoom in far enough and you can see the trail forking at Karanga, with one going up to Barafu (that is for tomorrow) and the lower circuit trail continuing around towards the Mweka descent route.