The Barranco Wall
We hiked only 5 hours today from Barranco Camp with minimal overall elevation gain and easy pace. Just out of camp we faced the Barranco Wall … a more vertical section of the climb that requires some attention to where you put your hands and feet. The route is narrow and there is less opportunity to pass. It became a bit of a traffic jam with all the porters and a few pushy climbers in a rush to get to our next camp. Once the crowd went away though it was really fun and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. There were lots of ups and downs before we arrived at Karanga Valley Camp (13,900 feet).
We had a huge lunch today. Vegetable soup, grilled vegetable sandwiches, fresh chicken and French fries, and for dessert ….deep fried banana. Everyone is very full now. We have a free afternoon to hang out at camp and rest. It’s a beautiful day on the mountain … sun and cloud, and about 60 degrees Fahrenheit . Everyone is doing well.