The 8/27 Team acclimatized by climbing high then descending to Barranco Camp to sleep lower down before heading to Lava Tower tomorrow

Hello, this is Don Carpenter calling in with the… (transmission cuts out) from Barranco Camp with the Kilimanjaro Team. We’re here with Perry, Melissa, and Jack. We arrived at Barranco this evening.

We had a great day. Left Shira Camp at 8 o’clock this morning and gained slow and steady elevation, up and over, up to about 4500 meters; so we climbed high today and then descended back down to Barranco Camp, which is just shy of 4000 meters at a very similar elevation to where we camped last night. So we had a good acclimatization day going high and now sleeping low.

We got into camp once again at a nice hour and had some time to relax this afternoon and then we just finished up a nice dinner. Everybody is crawling into their sleeping bags, it’s a chilly evening tonight.

But everybody is happy and healthy and we have a rest day tomorrow, or a layover day I should say. We’re going to go for a hike up towards Lava Tower and most likely climb Lava Tower, which will get us back high for some more acclimatization and we’ll come back down here to sleep at Barranco Camp again. So everybody’s happy and healthy and we’ll talk to you again tomorrow. Bye.

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