Today the team pushes on for Barranco Camp (3950m). They departed from Shira Plateau this morning at (3840m) and though it sounds like they only have to incfease their vertical height by 110 metres, the route they are walking takes them to Lava Tower on the way (4630m). They ascend nearly 800m only to then descend over 700m. The treak is about 15 km and often poses one of the hardest struggles before the summit.
The vegetation will continue to change and the team is now in beautiful moorland above treeline. The days have been clear and if all goes well they will meet the summit with good weather in just a couple nights.
Ema says all are doing well and very strong.
No word from the team yet, but it is likely that they will be climbing for another couple of hours.
A resupply of meat, vegetables and fruits was sent up the mountain today and another will be sent up tomorrow. Lots of talk going around Arusha eagerly awaiting the team to come back down. Everyone wants to know where they are, what day they are on, which mountain they are climbing and who this team is.
If you are in Arusha – come by Via Via on Friday, January 29th (this Friday) at 9pm to meet the team.
Exclusive BBQ dinner starts at 7pm for ticket holders only.