Kilimanjaro Diary day 8
Hail en route to Barafu 17 Oct 2000
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."
Meals were a high point of the day! Food!