Tag: Lava Tower

Notes from the Trail: Kilimanjaro, Day Four


Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation: 12,500-13,044 ft. (3810-3976 m)
Maximum Elevation: Lava Tower, 15,190 ft. (4630 m)
Distance: 11 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After another chilly night (Matt’s wrist watch indicated 35° F inside the tent in the morning!) we awoke to another beautifully sunny day. Mt. Meru was in full view with cotton ball-like clouds spread like a blanket below and all around the peak. The first half of our day was spent gradually ascending toward Kili.