Anyone else going on this trip? I'm going a a solo traveller so wouldn't mind chatting to a few people booked on the trip.
On the subject of Diamox, does anyone know how available it will be in Tanzania?
I did go to the doctors and wasn't prescribed any on the basis that the drug is unlicensed. As it is, I'm going to be doing without, I was just curious to find out if climbers generally picked it up in Tanzania as an over the counter drug.
Good luck with your climb the week after. How's training going?
I am also on this trip leaving Heathrow on 19th Oct. Looking forward to it in between moments of panic. I've recently retired so will probably be the 'mature' member of the group. Travelling alone as neither my husband nor any of my friends are brave enough (or mad enough!) to come along.
Getting my visa on arrival - hope I'm not the only one in the group doing this.
Looking forward to meeting you all
I was also planning on getting my visa on arrival too, I did look into getting it before hand but it costs £70 - would much rather pay the $50 on arrival.
I'm glad to not be the only solo traveller! I know exactly what you mean about not knowing anyone barmy enough, and the only person who is barmy enough is my girlfriend but she's spent up on a trip to India.
Got my final jab on Tuesday and will hopefully collect my malaria pills... Hope you're getting on ok with getting organised.
I am doing the same trip but 2 weeks later.
I bought Diamox online in the UK here
I have tried taking it for a weekend at home in UK with the very minor side effects of slight tingling in the fingers just after waking up but that is all. Up to you if you want to try it.
I have been to Tanzania many times before on business and the visa process at the airport is very simple and quick. You must have US$50 cash though and not credit cards
Well...aren't we all just crawling out of the woodwork at the last minute...I've been looking for a while and decided this group was either non computerate or dead anti social...so phew..we're not.Like Wilma everyone who said "I'll come" has fallen by the wayside and I'm Mrs Billy No Mates..husband says his knees wouldnt stand up to the "down".And more importantly..just like Wilma ....I alternate between vague excitement and scared beyond measure.
Hope you're dead motivational. I get cold going round the supermarket,not keen on the dark and havent camped since I was about 20..some while ago now..See you in London (coming down from Nottingham)
Haha, no I'm certainly not anti social :) I only found out about this message board a few weeks back so did a search and decided to try and chat to a few people ahead of the trip.
Apart from being scared, are you all set and ready for the trip?
As for the being scared thing, you're not alone. My biggest fear is altitude sickness, the rest of it I'm genuinely excited about :) Just over a month to go now!!
I will be trekking Kilimanjaro along with my friend on the 19th October 2010.
I've bought some Diamox but only want to use it as a last resort - I got them on private prescription from the doctor and paid £5 to get the tablets over the counter from my local Boots.
Is everyone prepared for this trip? Has anyone done much in the way of training?
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