Day 3 - Snow - Alpine Zone - Moonscape
Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
125Trip End Jun 12, 2006
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Plenty of snow coming down the mountain side from the summit of Kili to just above our campsite this morning. The mist soon came down as we started to ascent into the alpine zone making for a moonscape like morning. We had some drizzle before lunch that took us to the highest point for that day at 15,000ft. After lunch it really came down as we descended the 2000ft down to Baranco camp. I was in top gear as I passed groundsel at the lower elevation. I beat all the porters into camp and spent about 15 minutes wandering around camp trying to find them before they showed up. This camp was in a gully and surrounded by hillsides on all sides but by the miracle of technology the cell phone was still in service!
Surprised so far as I don't really seem to have been affected by the altitude at all, maybe the other high altitude hikes I've done have helped. Let's hope this continues.
Had a good chat with Freidel, she mentioned Marcus was hating the hike. He hadn't hiked in 20 years and his main goal was to do some filming but the rain had but a stop to that.