Team Twende Kumi had some fun scrambling up the Barranco Wall before spending a relaxing afternoon at Karanga Camp

Hello everyone, this is Ben calling in here on Kilimanjaro with Team Twende Kumi. We’re doing excellent again today.

Today we had our shortest hiking day of the trip and it was about/just a little under five hours, about four and a half hours or so. And we hiked up the Barranco Wall right out of camp. Pretty fun climb up the Barranco Wall; it took a couple hours to get up to the top of there.

And then we had a couple more hours to get to our camp here at Karanga Camp. We’re now at 13,300 feet and we started at 12,800 feet today, but we ascended up to just over 14,000 feet and then dropped back down, made our way here to Karanga Camp.

Everybody’s doing really well. A few altitude issues this morning, but everybody’s worked through those and actually everybody’s feeling great this evening. Just really trying to breathe deeper here as we’re getting higher with less oxygen here is really helping people out a lot and being sure they’re drinking and eating a lot as well, tends to help our bodies out as we acclimatize. So everybody’s doing well with that. We just finished up dinner.

We got into camp pretty early in the afternoon, had lunch, and had a lot of time to just relax and some people played some card games and read, and hung out and talked, and it was a nice and relaxing afternoon. Everybody’s heading off to bed now. We just finished up our dinner and we’re looking forward to tomorrow and moving up to our High Camp.

We’re going to go up to Kosovo Camp, which is at about 15,800 feet and tomorrow night we will be getting up and heading to the summit. So we are just about there and everybody’s getting excited for the summit coming up here soon.

But continue to follow along and we’ll let you know how things are going. I’ll give you a call once we get to Kosovo Camp tomorrow and hopefully at the summit not too long after that. Thanks for following along, talk to you soon!

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