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Day 6 – To Barafu Camp

Barafu Camp - next stop summit

Day 6 – To Barafu Camp

Not a great nights sleep tonight. Hearing Emily falling into toilet tent didn’t help!

Normal wake up routine of wake up call, dress, pack, fill water containers and then meander to the mess tent.

Breakfast – porridge, toast, eggs, sausage, tomato and pineapple

Leave camp around 08:30 and set off up a relentless up hill trail for an hour until we break – approx 4200m. Steady pace (led by Makeke) with one more break at the foot of a climb up to Barafu.

A 45 min hike up the last leg of the trail and through a crowded camp to our tents – Allan (my porter) has picked out a great spot again!

Barafu Camp is an elevation of 4673m

Quick rest before lunch – soup, chips (😊), sausage kofta thing and water melon. Then a briefing about tonight and words from other guides.

Back to my tent to sort out clothes for tonight and then try to sleep (poo first!)

An early dinner (17:30) of potato stew and rice.

Back to my tent again to lay clothes out underneath sleeping bag and to try and sleep (it’s 18:40!) before the wake up call at 23:00 for the big day.

Todays totals –

Steps – 15336
Floors – 197
Miles – 7.36

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