I'm Sean and am looking to say hello to anyone going on this trip.
Am putting in a good few miles training and well looking forward to this.
Give me a shout.
I am going to Killy on 5th sep, I've had a posting since May with no replies. Would also love to get in contact with others on trip and find out who they are and what they are doing for prep. I've managed to get in contact with another and we met up to climb the welsh 15. This weekend off to Mont Blanc for some altitude training. What have you been doing
Well, I started my prep last summer with a bang and did the 3 peaks challange. Since then every couple of weeks I travel up from Birmingham to the Lakes and do a good day on the fells - typically 10-15 miles trying to do 3500-4500 feet of ascent. Have also been to N.Wales a few times and did Tryfan & the Glyders one day. That's about it really. I started slowly but have cranked it up lately so am trying to get something done 2 out of every 3 weekends. The fitness has certainly improved. Haven't done anything about the high altitude stuff. I spent 6 months in South America 4 years ago with just a few headaches for a few days on arrival but soon acclimatised so am hoping that this will be similar, but I know you cannot guarantee anything when it comes to acclimatisation.
Not sure how many are booked on my trip in Oct yet - think it is about 5 or 6 so far.
i am doing the trip that you are on, at the moment i have not done any walking (Training) as of yet, but i have been doing loads of cycling as in Sept i am doing a 200 mile in 2 day cycle for charity, i have been told by previous climbers though the training is different i will be ok, but i think i need to do more..ha ha
So do you know who else is doing this trip with us yet??
I think that if you are able to do 200miles on a bike in 2 days without any major ill effects, then you'll be fine. I'm not sure I would be! I think I'll stick to hauling myself up the largest hills and tiny mountains that England & Wales have to offer.
No idea who else yet is on this trip. I just checked and it says 4 spaces left so that's 8 people booked so far.
Sorted all your gear yet?
Where you based?
There is a lot of us 'Kili Trekers' on this site trying to contact others in they group. I've be in touch with most of you traveling to Kili in Aug, Sep and Oct. As there are a couple of us going to North wales to climb Snowdon on Sat 14 Aug, arriving the friday night and camping out. Sunday will look at Tryfan another lovely walk/climb. Therefore I would love to get as many Kili Trekers together to do some walking and talking. If you are insterested e-mail me on email@example.com I think it would be great to get everyone together and discuss 'Kili'
Hear from you Jim
sorry for the long delay, yeah sounds good that they should be a few of us doing it.
i have some of my gear from previous adventures but was going to ask you the same, i am renting one of exodus down jackets.. but was wondering is there any other specific stuff we need.
i am based in East London, what about yourself?
Hi, I've just booked this trip. I'm excited and nervous! I'm the most unfit I've ever been and I'm not sure how much I can turn that around in 2 months, but I'll give it a damn good go!
I'm quite excited about finding you all!! My Mum (Wendy) and I are booked on the Kili/Meru trip leaving 16th Oct and I've been thinking recently that it'd be quite nice to get to know others on the same trip before leaving, so I was pleased to stubble across this web page.
We're both lucky enough to live in the Yorkshire Dale, Mum near Malham and me near Skipton. My mum gets out on a short walk almost daily but I'm more of a once-a-week walker (if that) but do like a good hike up a hill. I've not really started any training as such, I'm aiming start but even though I carn't wait for the trip, I find it hard to get motivated particularly after a day in the office!
I hope you'll be feeling better soon Sean! E
I'm looking to get in contact with anyone who is starting the kili trek on the 10th October.
I just booked two weeks ago and have about 5 weeks to train.
I'm going to trek Mam Tor (Peak District) this weekend to test my current fitness level!
Look forward to hearing from fellow adventurers.
has anybody thought about getting Diamox? i have tried to speak to my doctors about it and they have said because its not liecensed as a drug for Altitude sickness they wouldnt give to to me, i would have to go through a private doctor.
can anybody help & have they got some with no problems from there doctor, or are they thinking of getting some??
Zippy, I wasn't going to bother, but I'm going to see the quack tomorrow for jabs so i'll ask him. I have some (but it well out of date now) from when I was in South america about 4 years ago which I got in New Zealand. I didn't need it when I was there but was advised to take it with me just in case. I am surprised your doc wouldn't give you a private prescription. I know Diamox isn't available on the NHS but I would have thought he'd have given you a private prescripton. Anyway, will let you know tomorrow. Sean.
Hello Guys, if any of you fancy a trek up somewhere taxing during September, give me a shout. I'm probably planning on doing something most weekends in Sept after next w/e either in Lake District or N.Wales. If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Otherwise I'll see you in Oct.
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