“Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.”-#briangreene
A short but fun day starting with a scramble to the top of the Great Barranco Wall, or so they say. Trekking poles were kept because we didn’t need them today. My heart raced throughout the scramble up the wall when my short legs couldn’t reach some footings and I had to depend on my arms for support and balance. It was my first time ‘rock climbing’. All I could do was to trust my instinct and the guides who were giving me instructions. Not for the faint hearted, but we made it. Somehow, this is now one of my favourite day throughout our whole hike up the summit (expect for the euphoric moment of reaching the summit, of course). We slept in the Karanga Valley beneath the icefalls of glaciers that night. Everyone could sense that we were nearing the summit. #hikingadventures #kiliteamsg #mountkilimanjaro #lemoshoroute #barrancowall #rockclimbing #tanzania #kandooadventures
The Barranco Wall on Mount KILIMANJARO:
The wall forms part of your early morning exercise on day 4 for climbers on the Machame, Shira, Umbwe and Lemosho Route.
The Barranco Wall looks a lot more ominous than it actually is. You need no technical climbing skills to be able to scale the Barranco wall.
Most trekkers on Kilimanjaro, excluding those on the Maragu Route, Northern Circuit and Rongai Route, need to contend with the Barranco Wall.
The climb is often called the Barranco Breakfast Wall as it is the first thing that you need to do on day four of your trek.
The Barranco Wall elevation is 257 meters – it seems higher but it is not!
The trick is to go slowly and make sure of each footing you take. Be deliberate and use all four limbs to scramble up the wall. It is best not to use your trekking poles for this part of your hike as they can often get in your way as you maneuver your way up the Barranco Wall.
The climb up the Barranco wall takes between 1-2 hours – depending on your fitness level.
At the top of the Barranco Wall the trail continues to Karanga Camp which sits in the Karanga Valley. Here you will finally get a chance to rest and enjoy some lunch. Some people sleep at Karanga Camp and only carry on to the next camp, Barafu, on day five. If you stop for the night at Karanga you are on a seven day route.
If you are on a six day route, you will still have a three hour climb ahead of you to base camp Barafu. It is therefore important not to expend all your energy on scaling the Barranco Wall and remain cognizant that you still have a lot more trekking ahead of you.
Trekkers on the six day route typically get to Barafu around mid afternoon. You will be served something to eat and then it is important to get some shut-eye as you will be woken at ~12pm to start your ascent for the summit. .
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” - Nelson Mandela
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Morgonen efter kändes mycket bättre och nu hade man kraft och geist igen 👍 Dagens etapp var att ta sig till Karanga valley ca 7 km. Inte så långt, men först ska man ta sig förbi barranco Wall som är en vägg på ca 300 m. En häftig upplevelse 😎#barrancowall
Day 4 and 5: our fav days on the mountain. The adrenalin rush from climbing the Barranco wall is what kept me going. And our model/chef (obvi). #kili #climbkili #barrancowall
Take me back to day 🖐🏾 on #mountkilimanjaro
and scaling the #barrancowall
😳 This trip was emotional and powerful and heart wrenching in so many ways! I just encourage you to tackle those adventures that are placed on your heart ❤️ you never know who you will be on the other side. So grateful for this experience
Commission Accomplished 👍 Credits to M2A.
Credits to M2A. 👉 @travelstoke
Если вдруг соберётесь на Килиманджаро 🗻 (ну, мало ли... с кем не бывает), настоятельно рекомендую выбрать маршрут с подъёмом на лавовую стену Барранко. На фото видна часть этой стены и со стороны кажется, что подняться на неё невозможно 😝😝🤪 Конечно же, это не так. Убираете палки, надеваете перчатки и - вперёд. Не скажу, что это совсем безопасно... местами ты надеешься только на ловкость рук и на руки друга, но зато это один из самых интересных и необычных участков пути.
PS: я поднимался по маршруту Лемошо 🚶♂️🚶♂️🚶♂️🔝🇹🇿