Today our Kili team hiked up from Shria Camp to the Lava Tower at 4636 m / 15,210 ft. The Lava Tower is a 300-foot high volcanic plug formation just below Kilimanjaro’s Western Breach that offers an amazing view for those that scramble their way to top. So our team did and what a view.
After a nice lunch, they headed down among the giant Dendrosenecio kilimanjari to Barranco Camp’s 3981 m / 13,060 ft for the evening.
Tomorrow morning they will tackle the Barranco Breakfast Wall before crossing southeast to Karanga Camp.
Hiking from Shira Camp to the Lava Tower on Kilimanjaro (photo: Drew Maloney)
The Western Breach and the Lava Tower of Kilimanjaro (photo: Drew Maloney)
Top of the Lava Tower on Kilimanjaro (photo: Drew Maloney)
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
– Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates