Day 4 – To Baranco Camp
Went to bed more or less straight after dinner last night – read a little about the next day whilst listening to some music. Not the best nights sleep; cold despite wearing thermals
Breakfast – porridge, eggs, bacon, bread (not toast, just bread)
Set off for todays walk around 08:30
Tough-ish walk over the ridge and then through Shira plateau and on to Lava Tower (4650m); very tough and cold with a little snow and hail falling from the clouds.
Walking taken up by playing games with Saffron, Emily, Alison and Andy; amusing and helped distract and pass the time
Another Yummy packed lunch at Lava Tower before a fairly rapid and tricky descent.
Arrive at camp 15:30 – 3900m. Take another giant poo that I didn’t have time to take at the last camp (plus it was freezing)
Washy washy time! That bowl of hot water is fast becoming a welcome sight thanks to the dust that just wont disappear…I wonder if the summit is more dust, just forzen in place?
Popcorn for afternoon tea and is devoured by all 😄
Impressively, my phone has made it to this point without needing a charge! It’s now at 17% so on charge it goes.
Back to my tent to update the notes, sort my bags out and rest (it’s become a ritual of mine it seems) before…
Dinner – soup, bread, buttered boiled pots, beef stew, spaghetti followed by pineapple for those that wanted it
After dinner watched/looked at stars and milky way for 10-15 mins; found the rough direction of home and waited for a shooting star to wish on for my girls at home (Beth included!); didn’t take long for one to streak across the night sky
Tucked up in “bed” with thermals on and music playing…it’s 20:14