This was an easier day's walk after the long route the day before. We had been apprehensive about the Barranco Wall, but it was not at all scary and provided an enjoyable scramble to a superb viewpoint below the glaciers of Kibo (the highest peak of Kilimanjaro). After walking across the lower slopes, the trickiest part was the crossing of the Karanga Valley to the next campsite, but we finished early and enjoyed a rest in the afternoon.
- I'll remember most the views of Kibo and the glaciers
- The best bits were the climb of the Barranco Wall, and the views from the Karanga Camp at sunset
- The worst bit was the final steep climb to the Karanga Camp, but we had plenty of time
- We were surprised by the ringing sound of the flat slates as we walked across them
- A word of warning is to take care on the slippery descent down to the Karanga Valley, but there is no significant exposure to worry about.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Tanzania page for links to other stories
|Location||4th day of the Lemosho route up Kilimanjaro, to the Karanga Camp|
|Date walked||8 September 2007|
|Walk type||Longer Walks and Treks|
|Difficulty||Requires good stamina and rock scrambling skills|
|Time taken||4 hrs|
|Map used||EWP Map and Guide to Kilimanjaro|
|Walk source info||Via the tour operator - Africa Travel Resource - and the Cicerone Guide to Kilimanjaro by Alexander Stewart|