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Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Ascend the Great Barranco Wall

Hello everyone 

Right out of camp we were faced with the only significant technical obstacle for this climb. This hurdle is the great Barranco Wall, which rises about 1,000 feet and looks as intimidating as it sounds. Thankfully, there is a narrow trail that weaves its way up the wall and all the way to the top. Most of it feels like steep hiking, but there are a few places that require the use of our hands to help us climb up.

The team made incredible time and we were rewarded with tea and cookies on top. We took an extra long break to take in the amazing views of the ice laden south face of Kilimanjaro above and green valleys below. 

The team continued our hike for a few more hours up and down before reaching our end point. 

All in all, it took only about four hours for us to get to our next camp called Karanga, named for the big and beautiful valley which it overlooks. 

We enjoyed a restful afternoon - taking naps and playing cards to the sound of rain on our tents, made more sweet by the fact that we were inside and staying dry.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew


Comments (2)

You are all amazing! Great work! My pals Ian and Erin look strong so far!

Posted by: Kim Clark on

You guys are all amazing! I know my favorite Crigler was most anxious about Barranco Wall- I am very happy to see that section is finished with- yeah Danny! And all the rest of you of course !!
Love
Terrie

Posted by: Terrie O on

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