Here Dani gets a glimps of the peak early on the morning day 3 from the Shira Hut / Camp (3 840m)
After breakfast the hikers set of for a 6 hour hike to Barranco Hut (3 950m). This next camp is only 100m difference in altitude, but for the hikers to acclimatise they have to hike up to the Lava Tower (4 600m) to get their bodies prepared for the altitude changes in the next 2 days.
Video: After leaving Shira Hut, the hikers reach Shira Plateau (3 950m)
The Barranco Hut is located in a valley below the Lava Tower.
These giant plants create dense forests so high up on the mountain. The leaves are designed to not fall off, but rather just collapse ontop of one another to protect the bark from the extreme temperatures.