The team will be staying at Karanga Camp for the night, a swahili word for peanut. Word has it that Sheridan has been finishing off the stock of peanut butter on each mountain. She has even convinced a couple of the australian team members to enjoy a bit on their toast.
And speaking of the Australian team – Happy Australia Day! They are celebrating at camp and likely using this day as a holiday – one of their last before the summit. They are likely in good spirits since they are at a higher altitude than yesterday, 13000 ft/3963 mt.
After having breakfast this morning they tackled the Barranco Wall (the “Breakfast wall”)…a wall of rocks and scree sure to wake them up. It is not a terribly difficult task, but is much different than the average day of hiking. It requires the use of all fours and for those with a fear of heights – it isn’t always the most pleasant experience. However, the view from the top of the wall is well worth a snack break.
A message from the team came in early this morning stating,
Celebrating Australia Day up here. Just reached top of Barranco Wall. Please send more milo!
Not only is the peanut butter good but the supply of milo (hot cocoa) has been their favorite treat day and night.
Many thanks to SIC for their recent blog post – the team is keeping those who you help support in their thoughts while they continue up Kilimanjaro.
And another big thanks to Skins for the awesome gear – 2 years in a row!!! Sheridan lost her pair of Skins but luckily after a quick panic attack – Jess had another back up pair. Big thanks!