Today was only a short walk. Despite short distance we are at such a high attitude that everything is an effort.
Once we arrived at camp we were all tired and had some time to relax. This set off a moderate headache, which I sorted with some Paracetamol.
We are now staying at the Base Camp which is a cool name alone. This site is amazingly beautiful and I’ve taken some photos from my camp bed of a third Kilimanjaro summit.
Walking around the site is exhausting – literally walking five meters to the toilet tent leaves people panting. The site is on a slope with lots of loose boulders between the mess tent and our hiking tents – walking between the two takes an unbelievable amount of effort.
Tomorrow is summit day – well, it’s at midnight tonight.
This is the business end of the trip – it feels like the fun is over.