Today we got busy getting ourselves ready for the big climb.
We headed northwest to visit the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park.
We were rewarded today with a short three hour hike to Barafu Camp, last stop before the summit.
RMI Guide Jake Beren and his team reached the top of Mt. Rainier, the highest point in Washington
We got up this morning, had a last cafe breakfast in town, and loaded the YAZ vans for the trip to Elbrus-Northside Basecamp.
The route begins with a system of rock ledges and small but steep scrambles so there are a number of natural choke points.