Day 4: Stunning lunch at Karranga Camp

Even before taking our first step on the mountain, we had decided to play it safe and take an extra day to get up the mountain.

A lot of people try to rush up Kilimanjaro in just four days – leading not only to a failure rate of 70% according to the Kilimanjaro National Park, but also surprisingly many cases of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and even deaths.

In light of the decision to take an extra day on the ascent, we enjoyed a relatively short trekking day, first scrambling up the Barranco Wall to about 4280m altitude, and then descending to the Karranga Camp, at 3900m, for the first lunch of the new year.

   

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