Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Reach Karanga Camp

Posted by: | August 12, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Hello from Karanga Camp!

Barranco Wall fails to stop RMI team from getting closer to the summit!  We slowed our departure from camp in hopes of missing rush hour on the wall.  No view of the top but nice temperature because of the clouds.  Four hours later here we are at Karanga Camp at 13,000-feet plus.  Snacks on the way to a hot lunch at camp.  Lunch consisted of spaghetti and tomato sauce, which was a big hit.  With the team eating and drinking as needed, it helps fuel us and keep our strength up as we move closer to summit day.  A nice short climb today and tomorrow will get us ready for the summit climb tomorrow night.

We are looking down at the sea of clouds below, which is not unusual for the lower regions.  Another great reason to be up here!  Darn the luck missing out on the upper mountain views, so we continue to enjoy the incredible geological features we pass as we go.  During the descent into the Karanga Valley you pass this 60-foot overhanging cave that I know I could atleast get a few moves on.  Another time, we have a mountain to climb!  It’s so nice that none of our gear is wet from the rain, and our packs and boots are working well.  It sure helps make the climb a bit more manageable.  Nice easy afternoon with stories a-flying, reading , and taking in the views.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

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This is Rusty from Jeff Martins group, the Team that just climbed the big hill before you guys. All I can say is get ready for the big day and listen to your guide he knows his stuff. Wish I was back on the Mountain! You have an amazing summit day ahead of you. One foot in front of the other…don’t stop.

Posted by: Rusty Griner on 8/12/2011 at 5:25 pm

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