Day 8, 17th October
"Leaving camp just
after 9am, we have an immediate steep climb up out of Karanga Valley. Despite
Paul telling us that today's walk would be 'gently undulating', it is almost
entirely uphill, steep and at high altitude!
The climb after
lunch is even harder - I feel really breathless as we climb steeper and
higher. Finally we arrive at Barafu High camp (4800m) around 2pm. It's
the long-awaited summit walk (!) tonight, so we have an early dinner and
then try and get some sleep before getting up at 11pm."