Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team at Barranco Camp

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

Jambo everyone!

Day three here on Kilimanjaro was a little windy and cloudy. But those conditions allowed us to make good time on our hike by keeping us cool but not cold. We hiked up the Shira Plateau for a few hours and reached our high point around 15,000’ (new heights for some) at a place called Lava Tower. We stopped and took a nice break and enjoyed the limited view then easily descended down into the Barranco Valley to camp. Along the way we saw some of the unique vegetation that only grows in this part of the world. The giant Senecio trees that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, groundsels,and lobelias.

We are all currently relaxing in camp either taking naps or playing cards. Everyone is doing great and having a good time!

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Far above treeline approaching Lava Tower. Photo: Jeff Martin Our camp at the foot of the Barranco Wall, right below Kilimanjaro's southern face. Photo: RMI Collection

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Fatima and Pete..You are heading to Summit day. Savor every moment….Say HI to Casey.  Deb

Posted by: Debbi on 9/8/2013 at 3:41 am

You’re doing a Wicked Good Job!!!

Posted by: John Ehntholt on 9/8/2013 at 3:14 am

Hi Team/  Heidi and Jami
Looks like lots of fun. Enjoy.
Wish I was there.  :)

Posted by: Rodney on 9/8/2013 at 1:52 am

Glad to hear you are making good progress. 
Miss you here in Texas!!
Love to all!!  Hike safe and stay warm!

Posted by: Tracy O. on 9/7/2013 at 7:09 pm

Hi Lynda/Team
Thinking of you.
Can’t wait to hear of your experiences of this adventure.
I arrived safely home to San Diego last noc.
I Love You

Posted by: Gladys De Boer on 9/7/2013 at 9:00 am

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