Kilimanjaro: Martin & Team Continue to Karanga Camp

Posted by: Jeff Martin | January 31, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 13,500'

Jambo from Karanga Camp,

The team did great again today and the good weather continues. Right out of camp this morning we started our climb of the Barranco Wall. While viewed by most people as one of the more difficult parts of the trail, it was a breeze for this group. And it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that they actually enjoyed it! We had the usual stopping and starting along the trail as climbers and porters negotiated some of the more tricky sections, but this did not slow us down and we topped out in just 1 hour and 20 minutes.

With the elevation gain behind us, we continued east towards Karanga Valley, traversing below the last of the southern ice fields. We also took advantage of some good terrain along the way to practice some walking techniques that we will use on summit day. By 1:00 we were pulling into camp, just in time to sit down to a spaghetti lunch. Such a treat! Now we are continuing the routine of the past few afternoons and just hanging out in camp enjoying our time on the mountain. The sun has been battling the clouds for most of the day. Lucky for us, the sun is refusing to give up.

Tomorrow is a short climb to Barafu Camp, our high camp. We’ll get into camp by early afternoon with plenty of time to get ready for our summit day.

Best regards,
RMI Guide Jeff Martin

Team Martin at Karanga Camp, Kilimanjaro. Photo: Jeff Martin Camp life at 13,500' on Kilimanjaro.  Photo: Jeff Martin

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Congrats Conor!  Glad you had a great trip.

Posted by: Dale on 2/6/2014 at 7:23 am

Best of luck to the whole team! Sending love to my dad Tony! Stay Safe!! Chloe and Anthony say hi, They think their Pa is soooo cool!

Posted by: Shena Rodriguez on 2/1/2014 at 2:09 pm

Great job Barrie.  Many of us in Richmond are living vicariously through you as you approach the summit.  Have a great climb.  So glad you have Jeff to guide you.  Go Team!

Posted by: Corell Moore on 2/1/2014 at 7:40 am

So proud of Barrie….and looking beautiful in the pictures!  Good luck with the rest of the climb.

Posted by: Susan Russell on 1/31/2014 at 10:19 am

Way to go, Team! Glad to hear The Wall was a breeze!!
Love the photos—-
And Barrie, I am SO certain you are keeping everyone entertained!!
Wish I was with you!!!
Keep on climbing!!!
XO

Posted by: Dana Marie Buchanan on 1/31/2014 at 10:05 am

Glad to know you are having a great climb. The girls and I love and miss you Terry.  Keep the text coming.  We are getting yours you are just not getting ours.

Posted by: Crystal Atkinson on 1/31/2014 at 9:44 am

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