Hi- is there anybody out there??
First time using exodus, in fact first time for a trekking holiday but I hope it won't be my last! Looking forward to the physical and mental challenge and also meeting new people. Can't imagine what it will feel like if I manage get to the summitt. Slightly nervous about altitude sickness, especially after watching the comic relief thing so any suggestions of how to deal with it??
Look forward to hearing from anyone else going on the same date as me.
Hey Giles, Glad to hear from someone else on the trip. Just back from climbing Snowdon, this weekend, to prepare for the big climb. Am getting more and more excited now, although the 1000m of Snowdon left me a little achy and only 5000m more to reach the summit of Kili!
Altitude sickness will be a problem, and I'm not sure there's anything you can do to prepare for it. Slowly up the mountain seems to be the only thing to keep it at bay.
Look forward to meeting you in Tanzania!
This thread may help
Good luck on the climb. Did the Rongai route in '05-a stunning experience
Hi Giles & Louise and anyone else on the trip!
Looking forward to meeting all of you. Have done a bit of altitude over the past few years - the Simien mountains in Ethiopia, the Inca Trail and Mount Kinabalu in Borneo. I got slight headaches and indigestion but no sickness. However that doesn't mean I will escape this time round...! I remember being disappointed in Peru - they prepared the most amazing food and I was only able to graze...
I haven't done much trekking to prepare but have done speed work and uphill walking on the treadmill. Hopefully that will help me use oxygen more efficiently.
Can't believe it is only 3 weeks away!
See you soon.Averil
It's good to hear from people on our trip. I'm also slightly nervous about getting altitude sickness but guess I won't know how badly I'll be affected 'til I get there. Is anyone else planning on taking diamox?
See you all very soon.
Yep- I'm going to give it a go (every little helps..!) When getting my jabs I mentioned it to the doctor and it turns out he had used it himself with very positive effects.
Not long now!
I had the same response from my GP so I think I'll give diamox a whirl too!
I've got a slightly odd question but are you taking any especially warm trousers (for instance I've got a pair of ski trousers I could bring)??
I'm sure ski trousers would be good (I've never worn them myself) but I'm taking a couple of pairs of craghopper trousers and waterproofs- basically plenty of layers!
There seems so much to remember and I'll probably forget something (most likely my walking boots!!)
I think I'm going to travel in my walking boots so I don't forget them (or they don't get lost in transit).
See you all very soon. I'll be looking out for Exodus kit bags at Heathrow on Friday....
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