February 24, 2018
IMG guide Tye Chapman just checked in from Karanga Camp over on Kili. He reported that everyone really enjoyed the the Barranco Wall today and that everyone is happy and healthy. That’s great news. And the weather continues to cooperate too!
After a steep hour and a half climb to the top of Barranco Wall, the rest of the hike over to Karanga Camp is pretty easy. And scenic! About 5 hours of hiking for the team today. Once they got to Karanga and moved into the tents, they enjoyed a nice hot lunch — french fries, chicken, and fried bananas! Then they had the afternoon to rest and enjoy the views.
Tomorrow is another short day for the team. They will hike for about 4 hours before arriving at their high camp. The high camp is called Barafu which means ‘ice’ in Swahili. This is fitting, of course, as it sits at over 15,000 feet. The anticipation is really starting to build at this point. The team will only spend about 12 hours at high camp before starting their ascent. They are getting close!