My name is Gordon and I am traveling on the said trip alone and just thought I would try this out to chat to anyone on the same trip before we depart.
I look forward to meeting you on our adventure.
I'm on this trip with my partner Hazel and our friends Robert and Moraig. Paid the invoice yesterday so the countdown has begun! Just need to ramp up the walking training now....!
Just over 9 weeks to push. Apart form the last couple of weeks I have been walking around with ankle weights on and doing about 8 miles carrying weight at the weekends. Not much but it helps. Work takes me to Germany for two weeks next week so I will have a walk this weekend the start again when I get back. Happy training, it will so be worth it.
Me and my sister are also on the trip. But now you've got be worried as I haven't really done any training - I'm working on the theory that the porters will be carrying most of the kit - I think the altitude could be the killer, but I don't think you can train for that?
Is anyone else travelling with KLM rather than Iberia?
Any thoughts on Malaria pills?
See you all in May
Get some good boots along with good socks and do some walking to get used to/break in the boots. Stamina will be the key I think, if you are reasonably fit you should be fine and we will encourage each other on. Altidude may be an issue but thats a bridge we will ahve to cross when we come to it.
Im traveling Iberia Im afraid. As for malaria tablets my health centre advised to get some which may be needed for the rain forest part of our adventure. I am out of date with yellow fever which I still have to arrange and it isnt cheap!
If you look at the link it gives you details on what to expect and says that the porters will only carry 7kgs for you and you carry the rest. Have a look at previous trip comments about what to take.
Unitl we meet in Lima :)
Just out of interest, which trek are you all doing? We're doing the Moonstone.
The advice I've taken is the course of malaria tablets that starts the day before travelling and continues for a week after you leave the area.
Like Gordon, I'm getting yellow fever plus typhoid and rabies.
Not sure yet about the airline. I'll let you know as soon as I get the info.
We're flying via KLM so we have an early start on the Saturday to Amsterdam.
We're still undecided about hiring a sleeping bag ar buying one here. Any thoughts would be welcome.
We've done a couple of local walks this weekend (Easter) but next weekend we're walking in Snowdonia. Hope the weather holds!!
I have read about Iberia airways on here and it seems Ive dipped out flying with them, oh well, lol.
I bought a season 3 sleeping bag from Blacks, I will always use it again even though I have others one for each season now. I found a deal two for one on-line at less the single price and sold the second within minutes. A good bag, a great deal.
Been walking but without hills unfortunatley, still using the ankle weights though.
Alot still to think about, what to pack?
Before you know it we will be in Lima at the start of our adventure :)
I am also doing this trip - although Alan I'm on the traditional Inca Trail.
I was coming with a friend but unfortunately she has had to drop out so am now coming alone.
I am flying KLM Karen.
Malaria tablet wise I'm going with doxycycline - it is also an antibiotic so can help with exposure to stomach upsets. I luckily already have valid yellow fever but am not getting rabies.
Have been doing a gym class and swimming each once a week, but unfortunately having walked round Rome for 5 days have now got tendinitis in my feet so that is a worry and the end of training as I need to rest them if I have any hope of getting rid of the pain for this trip - at least it'll give me something else to think about when the altitude kicks in!!
Look forward to meeting you all in 3 weeks
Linda and I (David) are also flying KLM, we fly from Norwich to Amsterdam.
Busy training, but not many hills in Norfolk!
Fingers crossed - I'm looking forward to it!
Sods law that after all of the preparation, the Vikings thwart us at the last minute!! Remaining upbeat about it, strong winds, heavier ash not travelling so far, better info than last time..... and yes, my fingers are crossed as well!!
See you all soon.
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