The Truth About the Barranco Wall on Kilimanjaro

A lot of people have fears when it comes to the Barranco Wall.  However, the truth about the Baranco wall is that 95% of this infamous place on Kilimanjaro is just slow walking. There are just a couple of scrambling sections on the lower and upper most part of the wall.  They do not require any technical experience, just a bit of extra focus, good balance and core stability. You should not be afraid of this exciting and and special section of your Kilimanjaro climb.

Watch Some Footage From the Barranco Wall

The video footage above is to show you the reality of the Barranco Wall.  There is a LOT of information out there on the internet about the Barranco Wall, and most of it is false.  You do need to fit, strong, have good balance and core stability, however you do NOT need technical climbing experience. The Barranco Wall is very straight forward and really nothing to worry about. We have have more guides and support staff on our teams so you will have help and support all the way through the climb. All you will need to focus on is enjoying the journey!

Heading up the Barranco Wall on Kilimanjaro

The Baranco Wall on Kilimanjaro

There are some key elements to successfully climb Kilimanjaro. First of all, come physically prepared for the climb.  That way, you are not under pressure when trying to hike up and down hills in a low oxygen environment. Secondly, make sure you pick an itinerary with more acclimatization built in. We recommend the Lemosho route over 8 days. There are a number of other factors to consider. If you like further information about climbing Kilimanjaro you can read more here and then feel free to CONTACT US directly for further information.

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