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Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Hit the Trail to Barranco Camp

Howdy everyone back home.

All is well in Tanzania. We’ve had great weather and the team is humming along really well.

We hit the trail just after 8am and hiked for an hour before taking our usual 15 minute break, then back on the trail for another hour and so on. All total today we hiked for just over six hours before reaching Barranco Camp. Our gracious Kilimanjaro porters have been working very hard and we arrive once again to a camp set up and ready for us.

Along the way we passed around the famous Lava Tower reaching just over 15,000' setting new altitude records for many. We also passed by many of the giant groundsels and towering Senecio trees that made us feel as if we were in some crazy Dr. Suess story.

The team is in good spirits and doing great.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and the Kili crew


Comments (7)

Karl, Derek,
Congrats to the Summit!!!! What an achievement!  Cheers!  Jack & Mary

Posted by: Jack on

To Eric: We all look forward to reading the updates each day and can’t wait to hear all about the trek! We miss you and love you. Stay safe.

Posted by: Vicki Sutton-Beattie on

Karl,
You da MAN !!!  We are with you in Spirit.  I have a Sazerac waiting for ya.  Derek, enjoy the climb with your ole man.  Cheers!  Our prayers are with y’all.  Jack

Posted by: Jack Everts on

Laura - Looks like you’re having a great time and enjoying some awe-inspiring scenery. We can’t wait to hear all about it over happy hour when you get back. We miss you. Have fun and stay safe!

  - your Emerson family

Posted by: Ted on

Hello to John and Bob- love to read the updates! Hope it’s been a great climb!

Posted by: Brigid Miller on

To Karl and Derek- I wish I was there with you. We can’t wait to hear about your adventure. Stay safe.

Posted by: Jerry on

Great trek to all!  You all inspire me!  There is no other feeling like climbing a mountain and to see such incredible views….it makes you feel ALIVE!  Happy trekking to all! 
To my dear hubby Karl and Derek….I miss you and I am with you in spirit. You are doing awesome!!!

Posted by: Kim on

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