Kilimanjaro hike - day 5
This is the barranco wall - The wall of friendship - Day 5 of the Lemosho route starts with climbing this wall or rather scrambling. Hiking poles are not usable in this section as it is pretty steep. You need to use your hands as well to climb. One unexpected aspect in this section is traffic jam ! There are a couple of spots which are very steep. At such spots the traffic backs up. The positive side is you get a break. This difficulty is only for the hikers. The porters go around these traffic jams on rocks where there is no trail - with 60+ pounds on their heads and shoulders !
Here is a pic of the porters : http://www.hashwinphotography.com/Personal/Mt-Kilimanjaro-my-picks/i-Dt2MDqH/A