DAY 6 - Barafu Camp
4,673 metres - 9-10 hours / 10km
Our first challenge today is a climb and scramble over the volcanic rock of the towering Barranco Wall. This is a real highlight of the challenge, breathtaking views and a real sense of achievement! On reaching the top, we have a well-earned snack break and enjoy fantastic views over to Barafu and Mount Meru, this is a brilliant spot for a group photo. We then head onwards to Karanga Camp, first through undulating terrain and then across the steep-sided Karanga Valley. At Karanga camp it's a full cooked lunch; we need as much fuel as possible to prepare for our Kilimanjaro summit push that starts at midnight (on this day!). The afternoon is about getting up to our high camp feeling as good as possible - and that means moving at a slow and steady pace, and staying hydrated. It is a steady climb up to Barafu, reaching camp late afternoon. After a good meal, it's extra layers to keep warm and try to relax and sleep in preparation for our early morning Kilimanjaro summit bid.
Meals: B, L, D