Kilimanjaro Day 5: Karanga Camp

In contrast to yesterday’s long day, today’s ascent to Karanga Camp was our shortest day of the expedition. Shortly after breakfast, we broke camp and headed up the Barranco Wall. The climb was very interesting and far different from our earlier hikes. It was a mixture of Rock Climbing, Scrambling, and weaving our way in and out around some big rocks while dealing with a very crowded path full of porters and other climbers. We started climbing in a dense fog and about 3.5 hours later, we made it to Karanga Camp at an altitude of 4000m/13,123ft, just in time for lunch.

We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening relaxing in preparation of our move to high camp tomorrow and upcoming summit the following night.

Climbing up the Barranco Wall.

Karanga Camp.


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