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Kilimanjaro: Hahn & Team Arrive at Barafu Camp & Prepare for Summit Bid

Another day of perfect weather on Kilimanjaro. We’re starting to feel lucky. A few of the team ventured out in the dark last night to capture long exposure shots of the night sky and the moonlit mountain. At dawn we were far above the clouds and in perfectly calm and clear conditions. We set out from 13,300' Karanga Camp around 9:00 AM on a moderate but steady grade. Before long we reached the end of any vegetation and came into the Alpine zone. Without tree cover, we could see all of our neighboring expeditions and all of their associated porters moving as if in some mass migration. Hundreds of people with loads on their backs and or heads, all moving steadily toward Barafu Camp (Swahili for “ice”) at 15,000'. We arrived in short order at 11:30 AM, with everybody feeling strong. Our purposely easy afternoon was spent lounging about, eating, drinking and prepping for tonight’s summit bid. Normally folks lose their appetite at altitude, but Chef Tosha prepared a fine spaghetti dinner and none of our team let it go to waste. After dinner, it was a tough thing to quit watching the beautiful sunset and fading light, but the gang retired to the tents early. We’ll be up in just a handful of hours for our alpine start and a climb to the Roof of Africa. Best Regards, RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Comments (2)

The climb sounds like so much fun.  Wish I could traveled with you all.  Wishing all well as you reach the top.

Posted by: Cynthia Chitwood on

I am enjoying the blog and what an incredible journey!  Can’t wait to hear all about your experiences especially reaching the summit….Michael Shannon!

Posted by: Dona Marrah on

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