Mt. Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team reach Barranco Camp

Posted by: | August 09, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,800'

Yet another nice day. A bit breezy as we approached our high point of the trip so far. Altitude records for most, than a couple thousand feet descent into Barranco Camp home for the night. The team continues to do just what they should to move smooth and efficient. We pulled into camp nice and early, so much so that we even took a short hike to a waterfall and the base of the Barranco Wall, the first part of our climb tomorrow. Mixed in the team is a couple of families; fathers, daughters and sons, even an uncle. Great to see them out in the hills and having a gas. A few clouds have moved in obscuring a view of the upper mountain but we may get lucky in the next hour to get a few photos of the peak in the beautiful alpine glow condition we can be rewarded with for such an effort put forth.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker & Team

Barranco Camp on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Photo: Dave Hahn Barranco Camp from Lava Tower on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Photo: Casey Grom

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I hope everyone is able to get to the top of that mountain!!! Go climbers!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love you Connor and Dad! <3

Posted by: Judy on 8/11/2014 at 8:28 am

Way to Go!  Good to hear all is going well.
Enjoy and Stay Safe!  Love, Grandpa/Dad & Babooshka/Cindy

Posted by: Carl and Cindy on 8/9/2014 at 5:38 pm

I’m glad to hear things continue to go well on your adventure, Steve and Connor!  We miss you lots and will be thinking about you until you come home.  Enjoy your awesome trip!  Love and Hugs - Shari/Mom, Judy, and Micro

Posted by: Sharon on 8/9/2014 at 5:09 pm

We miss you John. It looks like you continue to have wonderful weather. We hope you are having an awesome time. Love, Katie, Liam and Aidan

Posted by: Katie Brown-Steinke on 8/9/2014 at 8:49 am

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