Mt. Kilimanjaro: Justman & Team Camped Beneath the Barranco Wall

Posted by: JJ Justman | August 01, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,800'

Today was a fantastic day for the team as we achieved greater acclimatization. We entered the dry and rocky terrain of the Highland Desert Zone where large volcanic boulders dot the landscape. Our trail gently ascended the Shira Plateau and we the reached our high point near Kilimanjaro’s Lava Tower at 14,900’.

After a long break to soak up the thin air we descended into the Barranco Valley. We are now comfy and cozy in our SlingFin dining tent drinking hot tea and eating popcorn at 12,800’. Everyone is having a great time and we are looking forward to another great day on Kilimanjaro.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro towards Barranco Camp.  Photo: RMI Collection Teams camped at Barranco Camp (12,800 ft), looking up toward the summit of Kilimanjaro.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Kalani and Dom-
We are watching your progress and ascent with great excitement! Wow- way to go!
Susan and LHPS

Posted by: Susan Clayton on 8/2/2013 at 7:01 am

Dom and Kalani, thinking of you every day, every step of the way!! Living vicariously through the two of you. Enjoy every magnificent moment! Hugs, Diana

Posted by: Diana Boyce on 8/2/2013 at 6:16 am

To the dynamic Meffe duo - What a super human feat you’ve accomplished already. Here’s to reaching the summit!

Posted by: Pat Bornstein on 8/2/2013 at 5:36 am

Cheering for you Dom & Kalani….Rebecca, Kathie, Caryn, Ryan, Eva, Kim & Joan

Posted by: HR Triad on 8/2/2013 at 5:19 am

GO ROB MEFFE!!!  WE love you so much!!!

Posted by: Sharon on 8/2/2013 at 12:24 am

Chris, looks awesome! Onward an upward!

Posted by: Stephen on 8/1/2013 at 4:06 pm

Hello Dom and Kalani!
Wow! Sounds like a fantastic time!!! We miss you guys! We are cheering for you :)

Posted by: Bill and janella on 8/1/2013 at 2:31 pm

Dom - please make sure to have proper output before hitting summit - we don’t want a re-occurence of mt. rainer

Posted by: chris meffe on 8/1/2013 at 1:41 pm

Hello Meffes! Love that we can follow you on your trip! Looks like you are having an amazing time! Keep it up and safe travels!!

Posted by: Karyn and Randy on 8/1/2013 at 12:24 pm

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