Hi there, myself and my husband are trekking Everest base Camp on the same departure date, we are flying from Manchester (not booked the flights yet must get that done).
You should find everything you need to know in the Trip Notes, we have hired our 4 season sleeping bags from exodus very cheap £25.00, I,m not sure if there will be any snow to trek through but I have bought some mini spikes which fits onto your hiking boot just in case. You will also need a good down jacket and maybe some merino wool base layers for lower temperatures higher up the mountain.
Your Practice Nurse will let you know which jabs you will need, and your GP can prescribe you diamox to take with you in case you start to suffer with altitude sickness.
Hi thanks for your reply. We booked the trip a while ago, I am traveling with my friend Paula and her husband and also Margarita.
Paula and myself went to Kilimanjaro last year but I suffered alttitude sickness quite bad and was sent down by the guides. Paula was ok and made it to Gillmans point.
We also did Atlas Mountains in September and we both made the top along with Ian. I took Diamox on this trip and although sick at first recovered quickly.
We are flying from Manchester to join the group flight in London.
We are all very excited especially Margarita who has never done anything like this before.
We did the Yorkshire three peaks challange on Sunday which was very hard, it took us 11.40 mins.
Have you and your husband done anything like this before?
Hi girls, I am very excited, the time is coming and I am sure I will do it with the help of my friends Angela, Paula and Ian. This is the first time I am doing a long and challenging adventure. If this is okay I would like to do Kilimanjaro, but I will see. If you can't understand this message it is because my fisrt language is Spanish, (good excuse, haha) I am looking forward to this trip, and to get to know new people.
Does anybody speak spanish, or italian or portuguese??
Hi Dawn good to here from you. We also had the flights in our package but exodus arranged a flight from manchester for us and we will meet the group flight in London. Have you and your husband done anything like this before?
Hi Ang, It must of been hard climing Kili with such a small group, I beleive in walking like a Snail and
drinking like a Fish when at altitude. We are going up and down Pendle this Saturday 11th, we will aim to start at the Car Park in Barley at 8am. If you can join us that would be great. We are easily recognised we will have 3 Dogs with us a Golden Retreiver, Golden Doodle and a French Bull Dog. Hope to see you tthere. We are flighing from Manchester to Heathrow on the 13.25 plane, same as you we thought it was too expensive to fly from Manchester. We went for our injections, I was fine and didn't need any poor Clive needed 2 and complained for days that his arm hurt ( he is a softy) the Nurse also recommended we take DUKORAL a Cholera vaccine which might help with Deily Belly, it comes in 2 doses and she told us to take it about a month before our trip. Clive also got some Diamox. We have not decided how much money we will need yet but unlike the Kili trip our meals are not included and there will be items we will be able to purchase from the villages on the mountain. I beleive you can get burger and chips and also coke. I am not managing to get in as much training as I did last year, my rotas at work have changed I work nights and i am only getting a couple of nights off between shifts so feel tired alot, last year I was in the Lakes bagging a couple of mountains every Sunday and doing some long distant walks like the national three peaks, but this year I don,t seem to be able to get started. Brenda and Clive
Hi Brenda & Clive, Margarita and me are going to do Pendle Hill tomorrow, we are starting from the carpark at Barley at 8am. I know you usually do it on Saturday so you prob been today.
I went to doctors on Tuesday and got my diamox etc and Margarita had her injections. We have decided not to bother with the rabies jab. It's very close and we are all very excited. Just making decisions of what we need to take against what we would like to take. We always end up taking far too much and not using most of it.
Well if we don't see you on pendle hill it won't be long before we see you at heathrow :)))))))
Managed to get in a couple of climbs up Snowdon on the Snowdon Ranger Path and the Llanberis Path. Also went to Bournemouth and did West Bay to the top of Golden Cap follwing the coast path. On these walks we managed to load my backpack with everything that we would have on trek so that we could get some training in.
We have another weekend in the Peak District at the end of September and this will be it before we go. Hopefully, my fitness levels will be adequate by the time we go.
Asked about laundry facilities on the way, as we want to pack light and wash stuff as we go. We can give quick stuff a quick wash when we need to and let it dry outside our room, or on our daypack. We were planning to wash t-shirts, socks etc as we go and was planning to take about 5 pairs of walking trousers, so I can alternate them to avoid pongs! We're also going to decant febreeze into a smaller spray so we can use this.
Look forward to meeting you all soon, only 6 weeks on Friday :0)
Dawn and Rich
Hi Dawn & Rich, we have also done a couple of walks up Snowdon over the last few weeks. We usually do the Pyg track and come down the same way. I had a fall a couple of weeks ago on Snowdon I slipped on a wet rock and fell hard on to my back it has been really sore but seems a bit better today so fingers crossed it will have healed by the time we are going. I wouldnt worry too much about being pongy I think we will all be in the same boat!
Not long now it's coming round very fast :-)
Hi Brenda & Clive, we will prob miss your case as we get there a couple of hours behind you. You will defo know when we arrive you will hear us!
If you look out you will notice Paula and I have the same ruck sack and Ian has a red one. We are all 5ft nothing so just look for four midgets lol
We are ready to go now we all packed on Sunday.
Can't wait very excited, we will look out for you and clive at Heathrow. xx
Hi Dawn & Rich, are you also flying on the group flight from Heathrow?
Looking forward to meeting you both see you soon
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