Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Settle in at the Base of Barranco Wall

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 20, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,800'

It was another wonderful day here on Kilimanjaro with clear skies to start the day. We hiked for just about six hours all total today starting at 12,200’ and then climbed up to 15,300’ and then descended back down to 12,800’. Everyone did great and thoroughly enjoyed the climb and many of the team members set new altitude records for themselves. The climb took us up across the Shira Plateau, traversed over to Lava Tower and then underneath the Arrow Glacier. We then descended into a valley that sits at the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Along the way we stopped and admired the unique vegetation that is only found in the high altitude of Africa. We saw many giant lobelias, groundsels and hundreds of Senicio trees that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.

The team is now resting comfortably in camp and are looking forward to climbing the Barranco Wall tomorrow.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Far above treeline approaching Lava Tower. Kilimanjaro View from Barranco Camp.

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Glad everything is going great,Megan & Wes hope yall are having fun love Mom & Dad.

Posted by: David & Juli Erickson on 9/21/2012 at 1:01 pm

Hi Ken and Leeza - glad to know you and the rest of the team are doing very well on this exciting adventure. Thank you, Casey, for the updates. Best wishes to all!  Sabine and Larry

Posted by: Sabine Calkins on 9/20/2012 at 12:43 pm

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