Hello :) It sounds like we are all having the same mixture of excitement and fear. It is nice to know that other people are just as excited and nervous as I am. Looking forward to the trip and meeting you both in the near future. Cheers.
Great to hear from fellow travellers and to hear that you are both as excited and nervous as I am. Just back from a not so good gym session- have lost my mojo at the moment and struggling a bit. Couple of things that might be of interest: have been reading up a lot about Kili and found the Henry Stedman Kilimanjaro guide excellent. Also just finished a great read called "A Walk In The Park" by Jonathan Chadwick (cheap as chips on Kindle) its his account of his and his girlfriends climb (not our route) but lots of tips and an enjoyable read too if thats your thing. Also a fellow Exodus client kindly sent me a "crib list" she put together after she climbed our route with Exodus for her friend if either of you would like a copy feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Maybe we can use this forum or email to swap queries and tips or training issues we have too? Anyway happy training Ann x
I completed this trip in December so if you'd like to ask any questions go ahead. It really was the trip of a lifetime and I'm so envious of you guys getting to do it for the first time :-)
Thank you for this - Saw your other post-I have a down jacket(though think I might overheat as i I tend to heat up quick when I start walking) and poles but plan to hire the sleeping mat- did you hire it in advance? Also what is your opinion on taking/not taking Diamox? I am sure nearer the time I will have more queries to ask too-at the moment trying to get my fitness up to scratch!
Feel your pain-have had to get new boots too, though mine seem to be working out ok at the moment-still trying them over longer and longer walks. Very best of luck with the bike ride-very impressed and jealous with what your fitness level must be! If you are a facebooker feel free to find me on the above email - I have set up an event to record "all things Kili" - at the moment just putting up weekly training etc
My final trip instructions told me of this blog, so thought I'd say hello! :-)
My training has been ok. I did Inca Trail last October (which was awesome). I've also trained locally (mostly running and some weight training). But a lot of people have told me managing altitude is key. So as long as we respect 'her' - lets hope we all make it!
I cant wait for this right now. Slightly silly, but seeing Olympics has given me another buzz to want to conquer something myself again.
I'll be arriving on the morning of Saturday 25th - so wont have privilege of sharing the group flight with many of you. But look forward to meeting you all.
Feel free to email me in the mean time
I'm counting down the days on my calendar now (23 days to go!) and wondering if I'll ever do enough to be properly fit!
Was there an answer to the question about Diamox? I have an appointment with the nurse on Monday to get various boosters etc.
Dharmesh, I fly in on the 26th arriving at 19.35. If you're staying at the Kia Lodge, it would be nice to meet up if you're free.
I'm staying at the Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort. I had a look at Kia Lodge (its v nice and close to the airport); but assumed you will have to travel or get picked up when the tour starts?
I havent really considered Diamox. This is a good overview of it for those that are interested: http://www.climbmountkilimanjaro.com/what-to-take/diamox/ I actually wasnt going to take any with me - but then again, might be a good option to have in the pack...!?
I cannot believe how close it is now!-due to timings on trains I will probably be at Heathrow ridiculously early so if anyone else is in the same boat and wants to hook up for a coffee/last beer or two feel free to email at email@example.com and I will email back my mobile number-
Otherwise - See You all Sunday/Monday!!!!
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