Update: December 26, 2017 – DAY 4

Day 4 – Shira Huts – via Lava Tower (4640 m/15220 ft) – Barranco Huts (3985 m/13070 ft)
Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles
Walking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude gain: 135 m/440 ft (790 m/2590 ft to Lava Tower)

Barranco Camp

Since they camped at Shira Huts, the fourth day started with a good two and half hours of walking mostly gently uphill (and scrambling a bit for two short sections). Following the slope of the Lemosho Plateau they gradually left the heather and moorland behind and entered the mostly barren alpine desert region, enjoying breathtaking views all the way.

After some bends and ups and downs they reached the junction with the busy Machame Route. Shortly after that they came to another junction. At this point they headed towards the Lava Tower where they ate lunch.

The Lava Tower is a 100 m/300 ft volcanic plug, left over from times when Kilimanjaro was volcanic. The path towards it is a gentle slope and as they climbed towards it the short heather disappears altogether to reveal the rocky ground of the lava ridges.

The climb is often experienced as strenuous. After all, they’ve climbed up to over 4500 m and their bodies will surely notice the lack of oxygen!

After a much deserved lunch break near the Lava Tower they descended into the beautiful Barranco Valley, the result of a massive landslide some 100,000 years ago. The valley is sheltered by towering cliffs and is much greener. There is vegetation again, most notably the giant senecios and lobelias. They had great views across the plains way below and  also got their first glimpse of the Barranco Wall which they will climb tomorrow…

The Barranco Camp is without a doubt the most spectacular campsite of this route, with fantastic views of Kibo, the Western Breach and the first of the southern glaciers, a fitting reward after a strenuous day. They have been quite high today, but by climbing high and sleeping low they are giving their bodies the best chances to adapt. This was an important day for acclimatization.

From this point onwards all climbers follow the same trail to the summit. They are actually planning on reaching the summit a day early! Everyone is still feeling fine physically and they are in good spirit. When I talk to them I hear a lot of laughter in the background. This time they are actually completing the whole Lemosho route as they are not doing the Western Breach.  Their guide, Steve, told them that actually the last time he did the Western Breach was with them three years ago.  With the glacier melting so rapidly, the Western Breach is very unsafe and therefore, it is rarely used anymore.  It is estimated that within ten years there will no longer be snow on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro “the roof of Africa.”

When I spoke to them, they had just reached camp and were happy to be there. Max and Ben actually reached camp 40 minutes before Howard and Shayna.  They are all ready to rest and sleep so they can continue tomorrow which is scheduled to be an exciting day as they traverse the Barranco Wall. Below are some images of the Barranco Wall. I think these photos illustrate exactly why I am not with them on this trip.

More tomorrow!

Anne

See the source image

See the source image

 

  1. Haroldidete
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Really quite a lot of superb data!
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    how old do you have to be to be prescribed cialis
    generic cialis
    cialis and niaspan
    generic cialis

  2. Haroldidete
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Regards! Quite a lot of forum posts!

    https://www.cialismim.com/
    buying cialis bangkok
    cialis 20mg
    cialis hamburg kaufen
    cialis generic

  3. Haroldidete
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Incredible plenty of wonderful material.
    http://cialispego.com/
    what happens if you drink grapefruit juice with cialis
    buy cialis online
    max dosage for cialis
    buy cialis online

  4. Haroldidete
    April 9, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Seriously quite a lot of very good data.
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    does cialis increase blood sugar
    generic cialis
    product team cialis getting ready to market case
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  5. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Many thanks! I enjoy it!
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    price for cialis pills
    cialis online
    presentacion cialis 20 mg
    cialis 20 mg

  6. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Regards, A good amount of tips!

    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    hearing loss due to cialis
    buy cialis online
    cialis online kaufen seriös
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  7. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    With thanks, Plenty of stuff!

    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    cialis diario preco
    cheap cialis
    best place to buy cialis online reviews
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  8. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Amazing many of beneficial data!
    https://www.cialisfidel.com/
    wo bekommt man cialis her
    cialis 20 mg
    cialis 20 mg rendelГ©s
    generic cialis

  9. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    With thanks. Numerous data.

    https://www.cialismim.com/
    cialis senza ricetta farmacia
    cialis 20mg
    cialis problemi dogana
    cialis 20mg

  10. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Valuable stuff. Appreciate it.
    http://cialisttk.com/
    wie lange wirkt cialis 10 mg
    cialis generic
    cialis 121
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  11. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks a lot, A lot of facts.

    http://cialisttk.com/
    cialis 10mg o 20mg
    cialis online
    long does cialis headache last
    cialis generic

  12. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you! I like this.
    http://cialisttk.com/
    cialis vendita europa
    cialis generic
    cialis ohne zollprobleme kaufen
    buy cialis online

  13. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Position well considered!.
    https://www.cialisfidel.com/
    cialis nebenwirkungen magen
    cialis 20mg
    cialis precio farmacias similares
    cialis 20 mg

  14. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Whoa a good deal of helpful material!
    http://cialisttk.com/
    when is the best time to take cialis daily
    generic cialis
    cialis originale effetti
    cialis 20 mg

  15. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    This is nicely put! .
    http://cialisttk.com/
    cialis vendita on line
    cheap cialis
    ingredients in liquid cialis
    cheap cialis

  16. Haroldidete
    April 10, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Incredible a lot of beneficial tips.
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    getting cialis in bangkok
    cialis online
    cialis prezzo forum
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  17. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good knowledge. Thanks a lot!
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    dosage of cialis 20 mg
    cialis 20mg
    cialis with percocet
    buy cialis online

  18. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks. Terrific information!
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    cialis as needed or daily
    cialis generic
    comprar cialis curitiba
    cialis 20 mg

  19. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Cheers. Good information!
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    ciao cialis generico
    cheap cialis
    hilft cialis immer
    cialis online

  20. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Seriously quite a lot of excellent advice.
    http://cialispego.com/
    cialis lastschrift
    cialis 20mg
    cialis work when drunk
    buy cialis online

  21. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Amazing facts. Kudos.
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    quien a probado cialis
    cialis online
    cialis generika eu versand
    cheap cialis

  22. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put, Many thanks!
    http://cialispego.com/
    do i need prescription to buy cialis
    cialis 20 mg
    cialis bad side effects
    generic cialis

  23. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Many thanks. Terrific information.
    https://www.cialisfidel.com/
    difference between kamagra and cialis
    cialis 20 mg
    is it safe to take half a cialis
    cialis online

  24. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely spoken truly! .
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    diovan cialis
    cialis 20mg
    cialis customer service number
    buy cialis online

  25. Haroldidete
    April 11, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Many thanks! Good information.
    http://cialisttk.com/
    cialis and renal function
    cheap cialis
    presentacion cialis espaГ±a
    cialis online

  26. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually said it terrifically!
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    cialis vaistai.lt
    cialis generic
    sahan gökbakar cialis reklamı
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  27. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually suggested it fantastically!
    https://www.cialisfidel.com/
    precio cialis costa rica
    cialis online
    natural equivalent cialis
    cialis 20mg

  28. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Superb data. Regards!
    http://cialispego.com/
    cialis neck stiffness
    cialis 20mg
    cialis is good for the heart
    cialis generic

  29. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Useful tips. Cheers.
    http://cialispego.com/
    what is stronger cialis or viagra
    cialis without a doctor prescription
    levitra cialis viagra test
    cheap cialis

  30. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks, Numerous advice!

    https://www.cialismim.com/
    cialis ed eparina
    cialis online
    how long does cialis stay in the system
    cialis 20 mg

  31. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks a lot, Awesome information.
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cialis farmacia vaticano
    cialis 20mg
    how long does cialis take to work yahoo
    buy cialis online

  32. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Regards! Very good stuff!
    http://cialisttk.com/
    cialis 5 cura
    buy cialis online
    cialis diário 5mg preço
    cialis generic

  33. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Regards! Awesome stuff!
    https://www.cialisfidel.com/
    cialis generico em portugal
    cialis without a doctor prescription
    cialis lilly pharma
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  34. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you. Wonderful information!
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cialis prodotti simili
    generic cialis
    cialis ou viagra ou levitra forum
    cialis generic

  35. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Seriously lots of fantastic tips!
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    precio cialis 20 mg 8 comprimidos
    cialis online
    cialis de 5 mg precio
    cialis generic

  36. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put. Cheers.
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    cialis vs blood pressure
    cialis 20 mg
    cialis generico prezzo in farmacia italiana
    cialis online

  37. Haroldidete
    April 12, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Regards, Numerous write ups!

    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cialis covered by health insurance
    cialis 20mg
    qui est le meilleur cialis ou viagra
    cialis online

  38. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You have made the point.
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cialis lubin
    cialis 20mg
    side effects cialis 5 mg
    cialis generic

  39. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Appreciate it, Loads of write ups.

    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    cialis leucemie
    generic cialis
    buying cialis online uk
    cialis generic

  40. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Well expressed of course! !
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    viagra 100 o cialis 20
    generic cialis
    where to buy cialis in auckland
    cialis online

  41. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Wow plenty of wonderful material.
    http://cialispego.com/
    viagra cialis levitra effets secondaires
    cialis online
    cialis generico con postepay
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  42. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You expressed this exceptionally well!
    http://cialispego.com/
    cialis para ereccion
    cialis 20mg
    side effects of cialis tablets
    cialis generic

  43. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Truly a lot of valuable material.
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    effects of cialis and exercise
    cialis generic
    cialis presentacion y precios
    cialis 20 mg

  44. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Whoa quite a lot of awesome advice!
    http://cialisttk.com/
    cialis noticias
    cialis without a doctor prescription
    cialis achat sГ©curisГ©
    cialis online

  45. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually said this effectively.
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cuanto tiempo caducidad cialis
    cialis without a doctor prescription
    assunzione cocaina e cialis
    buy cialis online

  46. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Wonderful knowledge. Thanks a lot!
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    cialis uso frecuente
    buy cialis online
    cialis fiyatД± 2013
    cialis 20 mg

  47. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Lovely material, Appreciate it.
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    best buy for cialis
    cialis online
    tracce di cialis nel sangue
    cheap cialis

  48. Haroldidete
    April 13, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You mentioned it terrifically.
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    dosis ideal de cialis
    cialis 20 mg
    cena cialis tableta
    buy cialis online

  49. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Great information. With thanks!
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cialis et coaprovel
    cialis 20 mg
    mode d’emploi cialis 20mg
    generic cialis

  50. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You reported it wonderfully.
    https://www.cialisfidel.com/
    cialis 20 mg doesn work
    cheap cialis
    reviews of online cialis
    cheap cialis

  51. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you! I value it!
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    cialis precio de venta
    cialis 20 mg
    come assumere viagra e cialis
    cheap cialis

  52. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks, Lots of knowledge.

    https://www.cialismim.com/
    cialis canadian pharmacy reviews
    buy cialis online
    cialis best time
    cialis 20mg

  53. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    This is nicely said! !
    http://cialispego.com/
    levitra vai cialis
    cialis online
    cialis apres repas
    cialis online

  54. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Whoa a good deal of fantastic tips.
    https://www.cialisfidel.com/
    cialis perdida de vision
    cialis generic
    compare and contrast viagra and cialis
    buy cialis online

  55. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks a lot. I enjoy this.
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    does cialis cause ejaculation problems
    buy cialis online
    viagra levitra or cialis which is better
    cheap cialis

  56. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks a lot, Useful information.
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    what does generic cialis pill look like
    cialis 20mg
    cialis cost at walgreens
    cialis 20 mg

  57. Haroldidete
    April 14, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Wow loads of beneficial advice!
    http://cialispego.com/
    cialis si acquista in farmacia
    cialis 20mg
    what happens if you mix viagra and cialis
    cialis 20mg

  58. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you! An abundance of data!

    http://cialispego.com/
    can i take adderall and cialis
    cheap cialis
    how long does cialis last
    cialis online

  59. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually said it perfectly!
    http://cialisttk.com/
    cialis patent expiration us
    cialis without a doctor prescription
    cialis 10 mg duracion
    cheap cialis

  60. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually suggested that effectively.
    https://www.cialismim.com/
    comparação viagra cialis levitra
    cialis online
    si puo acquistare cialis on line
    cheap cialis

  61. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You suggested that perfectly!
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    comprar cialis en andorra precio
    generic cialis
    diferencia entre cialis y cialis generico
    cialis 20mg

  62. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You definitely made your point!
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cialis demir kutu yorum
    cialis online
    cialis ip 20mg flashback
    generic cialis

  63. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    With thanks, A lot of information.

    https://www.cialisfidel.com/
    quanto costano le cialis in farmacia
    cialis online
    cialis and tenormin
    buy cialis online

  64. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Information well utilized!.
    http://cialispego.com/
    cialis vs viagra comparison
    buy cialis online
    experiencias cialis 20 mg
    generic cialis

  65. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put, Many thanks.
    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cialis every 36 hours
    cialis 20mg
    cialis 20 mg muskelschmerzen
    buy cialis online

  66. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You’ve made your point quite nicely..
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    cialis 20 mg como usar
    cialis 20mg
    comprar cialis sin receta en valencia
    cialis 20mg

  67. Haroldidete
    April 15, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Terrific information. Thanks a lot.
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    original cialis erkennen
    cialis 20 mg
    why won’t cialis work for me
    cialis 20mg

  68. Haroldidete
    April 16, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put. Thanks!
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    cialis et trouble vision
    cialis generic
    estimulante masculino cialis
    cialis without a doctor prescription

  69. Haroldidete
    April 16, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Terrific material, Thank you!
    http://cialismsnntx.com/
    cialis generico compra online
    cialis generic
    levitra oder cialis nebenwirkungen
    cialis 20mg

  70. Haroldidete
    April 16, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Regards! Quite a lot of facts!

    http://cialispego.com/
    cialis two tubs
    cheap cialis
    cialis 20 mg for bph
    generic cialis

  71. Haroldidete
    April 16, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Amazing tons of wonderful material.
    http://cialispego.com/
    will cigna cover cialis
    cialis online
    review cialis for daily use
    cialis 20 mg

  72. Haroldidete
    April 16, 2019

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Cheers, Numerous write ups!

    http://cialismsnrx.com/
    cialis propecia
    cheap cialis
    combinaison viagra cialis
    cialis online


Leave a comment