Olga Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania:
Hello everyone from Tanzania! The swim of the Red Suitcases group to the highest peak in Africa continues. However, in the morning the weather decided to pamper us. The sun appeared. So we managed to dry things out a bit before we set off on our way.
Today we were waiting for a climb up the Baranko wall. Here we are lucky again. There was no rain while we were climbing the wall. And there were no traffic jams from the people familiar in this place.
There are surprisingly few tourists willing to climb Kilimanjaro right now. But as soon as we passed the wall and sat down to drink tea, the rain did not keep us waiting. So we descended from the Baranko wall under a torrential icy rain with hail. All the paths turned into mud streams. All streams turn into stormy rivers. The surrounding landscapes are decorated with dozens of waterfalls. Overall, it is very beautiful. It's just wet and cold. But we are not discouraged. We enjoy every hour without rain. Now we are resting in Karanga camp, trying to dry things before tomorrow's climbing to the assault camp.