The Soap Ravens spend a long day moving up to Barranco Camp in beautiful warm weather with the plan to sleep in to avoid traffic on the Barranco Wall

Ladies and gentleman, it’s Houdini and The Soap Ravens, 24 July, 2013, Day 3, Barranco Camp. We are sitting at the dinner table, no surprise having had quite a meal.

Today was a long day for us, but a good one: nice and beautiful sunshine, warm temperatures, good spirits. Everyone did great. Mountain scenery on and on, if only you could be here. We’re going to get ourselves a grand nights sleep, waking up perhaps a little bit on the later side tomorrow and miss the traffic jam on the Barranco Wall. Tomorrow’s a short day for us, get in preparation for climb to High Camp the following day.

Everyone sends their best home. A couple of people would like to give a shout out:

“Hi, this is Ray and I wanted to shout out to Beth, and Mom, and Nick, and Merna, and everyone else at home. And just remind you all that you really need to appreciate all that oxygen you have at lower levels. Good night.”

“Hi, this is Don.” (talking in background)

“Hi, I’ll start over here since my wife is helping me so much. (laughter in background) This is a shout out to my family. I’m doing fine, Sonya’s doing fine. We’re actually surviving the hike, which I’m sure my Mom is surprised at. But anyway, we’re having a good time. The food’s good, meeting a lot of new people, making some really good friends. And it’s been a blast so far. So we’ll chat at you later.”

Don’t worry guys, Shakira (aka Anna) is doing fine. She’s just a little bit tired tonight, so no shout-outs from her.

We’ll give you a shout from Karanga Camp tomorrow (at 13,300 feet). “Karanga” means “peanut” in Swahili.

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