Today start hiking around 3a.m to get to the summit of Point Lenana by sunrise, or just after, then a walk all the way back down to Met Station on same day.
This is long and hard, and the speed of ascent is one of the major reasons why so many people get sick and don’t enjoy their trek. We therefore recommend by far that you go up in the day light as far as Hut (4790m) and spend the night of stage 3 there before going up to Lenana next morning.
Alternatively, you can spend a second niAustrianght at Mackinder’s after lenana, and go down to Met the next day. Even better, spend two nights at Mackinder’s Camp before going up to Lenana, to give your self more time to acclimatize and a much better chance of enjoying the walk to the top.
From Austrian hut you get excellent views: north- east up to the summit of Point Lenana, with the area on the left (west) of the main south- west ridge usually a snow field covering the Lewis Glacier; west, across the Lewis Glacier itself, to the steep south east face of Newlion; and south east, down into the Hobley Valley, with Gallery Tarn over to the left (north) side of the valley.
Meals and Overnight will be served at Met Station.