Kilimanjaro: Day 9

Summit Eve. What Else to Remember?

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Night stop: Barafu Camp
Elevation: 15,331 ft
Gain: 2,100 ft

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"Waldo" onwards plods his weary way
A picture is worth a thousand words. The usually indefatigable Steve shows signs of altitude.

Singing rock
The curve is the inside of a bubble. Molten lave blew out of the volcano, gas inside expanding to create the bubble. The bubble hardened in the air, then smashed on impact.
Photo courtesy and
Copyright © 2010 Brian Gourlie

What did he call this? His African face? His Kili face? Why?
Photo courtesy and
Copyright © 2010 Doug Day



As you begin this morning the trail turns steadily uphill. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as you near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on an exposed ridge and is the staging point from which you will make your way into the arctic summit zone tomorrow morning. Our cooks will help you eat and drink as much as possible before retiring to your tent for rest and sleep.

Barafu camp
Space is at a premium, not just because everyone on the mountain camps here prior to the summit attempt, but because flat ground is hard to find.
Photo courtesy and
Copyright © 2010 Mick Lemmerman

Splendid Cairn s'more
This time I bagged it myself.



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Copyright © 2010 Richard Thomson

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