Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Reach the Great Barranco Wall

Posted by: Casey Grom | February 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,800'

All is well here on Kilimanjaro!

Day three took us from the Shira Plateau all the way over to the Great Barranco Wall. All in all we traveled about six miles, climbed up to about 15,000’ and descended back down to 13,000’. We traversed under the southern side of the mountain where there are still hanging glaciers to see. Unfortunately the clouds obscured the view, but did allow for some nice hiking temperatures. It took the team about seven hours total to reach camp. We hike for about an hour then take a short 15 minute break, then repeat.

The team is amazed and very thankful to our wonderful support crew who leave camp after us each day then race ahead to have camp rebuilt waiting our arrival.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

An RMI Team descending from Lava Tower towards camp. Photo: Jeff Martin Far above treeline approaching Lava Tower. Photo: Jeff Martin Our camp at the foot of the Barranco Wall. Photo: RMI Collection

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HOLLEY!  I did a Valentine’s Day swim in your honor!


Posted by: Amy Craft on 2/15/2013 at 8:38 am

Larry - Happy Valentines Day! Love you, Deb (& Mark)

Posted by: Debbie on 2/14/2013 at 2:57 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy 15th Anniversary you two love birds.
Hugs to you both.

Posted by: Mary Pong on 2/14/2013 at 2:33 pm

You’re doing great Maria & Peter and Happy Anniversary x

Posted by: Helen on 2/14/2013 at 1:19 pm

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