8 January, 11:23:
Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and group guide, from Tanzania:
January 7. Today, our group made a heroic trek from Camp Shira 3800 via Lava Tower 4650 to Camp Barranco 3950. This transition took about 9 hours and was not easy for our team. It's a good thing there wasn't a downpour like yesterday. But it was cold, windy, and foggy. The weather does not favor us yet. The most unpleasant thing is that on our night of climbing from 9 to 10 January, according to the forecast, it will be some terrible snowfall. Today we spend the night under the Barranco wall, tomorrow we will climb it and continue to the Karanga camp on 4100. And then - according to the situation.
Today, after a long transition and a large climb, many people have headaches. We decided to sleep longer tomorrow morning and recover.