Day 3: Perfect! – Barranco Camp

Shira Plateau to Barranco Camp
View during hike from Shira Plateau to Barranco Camp.

What an amazingly perfect day!!!  We left at 8:15 and hiked for over 9 hours.  We went up to over 15000 feet, and then descended to sleep at about 13250 feet.  Our group decided to go all the way to the Lava Tower which is a detour that takes you higher than required.  All 13 of us made it successfully.  I am happy to say that my head and tummy feel great.  The effects of high altitude have not bothered me yet.  I do get dizzy any time I change from sit to stand – but I do not care :-).

We continue to receive donations to this wonderful Outward Bound worthy charity – thank you all!

Tomorrow morning we attempt the Barraco Wall.  2.5 more sleeps until Summit.  Our wonderful Chagga guide said that I did so well today, summit will be ok!  Thanks to all for the encouragement!!!


5 thoughts on “Day 3: Perfect! – Barranco Camp

  1. 9 hours? Wow Kristen! You are an inspiration! Keep going girl!! Love this blog and photos. Keep them coming!

  2. Hey Sis!
    I am so proud of you! Next to having T & C, this is the coolest thing you’ve ever done! 😉
    I’m so excited for you that you are living your dream! Xo

  3. Hi Kristen: your pictures and blog are amazing- I can feel your excitement and energy. We are all travelling with you!

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