My daughter Catherine and I are doing this trip and it's getting a bit close! Would value anyone else responding re preparations. Exodus say we only walk six or so hours a day and start early, so even if we do another walk in the afternoon we have some time hanging around camp. Is there some kind of chair provided? is anyone else considering bringing one of those converters for your sleeping mat?
Is boiled water OK or do we need additional sterilisation methods?
Is everyone taking Diamox or how about Gingko biloba? Opinions seem divided. Maybe we won't need either.
I am jim, have been in contact with most pepole on this site that are off to kili, am arranging a weekend at snowdon for some kili trekers, this weekend coming, are you interested.
There is a lot of time lazing around and a chair could be a good idea, am taking ches and draught along with some puzzel books. At start bottled water is used, then its stream water which is boiled so ok. Am taking Gingko biloba, used it last month up Mont Blanc seamed to be ok, guides also carry Diamox.
Hello Jim thanks for making contact. Regret cannot make Snowdon this weekend, since we are going to Dorset (not quite as hilly but we will put in some distance) for the week.
Best wishes and hope your training goes well
Oh - slightly worried, do I need Diamox or equivalent, do I need to have some in my first aid bag as standard? I neglected to ask my GP about them, and they didn't mention it.
I couldn't be living in a flatter part of the UK, I'm in Cambridge and thats where I've been doing most of my preparation - Eek! Been running 3 evenings a week (alternating between gym and the road) over the past 3 months and going on a long walk every weekend. Don't be fooled into thinking I do this all the time, Its just that I've agreed to trek to raise money for charity - that I like to believe was a moment of madness!
I'm trekking to raise money for the Heart Hospital which is part of the UCL in London, you can access my Just giving page if you want to read more. Please do not feel under any obligation to donate. After all, everyone challenges themselves for thier own reasons. I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to look into the cradle of civilisation and know I can still go on. http://www.justgiving.com/Martha-Byrne2010
I will be last always on this trek, because I'm the one with two cameras, I want to make sure I take as many photos as possible, because I'll be coming to my senses after the trek and not repeating it. Thats my excuse!
I'm petrified but also looking forward to the trip.
Hi Ray, Catherine and Martha, I'm Peter. I am doing the sept 30 trek with you guy's along with my friend Jim. We are both very active 50+. We wont be on the flight with you as we are flying Bristol/Amsterdam/kili on wednesday morning so we get an extra nights sleep before you arrive (hey, come on, we are getting on a bit now).
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