Hi JoHo, i am going on the lemosho trip sept 12, i see you must of done your trip,any tips you can give me would be great, i hope you were succesfull and reached the summit, regards Snowy.
Sorry Snowy, don't know whats happened to my post - my trip goes 28th Sept, therefore You'll be at the top first! I'm just walking as much as poosible at minute to increase fitness levels.
Hi JoHo, i leave wed 12th sept return on the 26th hopefully with a summit success,i have spoken to a couple of people about the trek,but its good to chat and take on board people's different advice and experiences,i did a fittness test for myself over the weekend just to see the level im at at the mo,but i used all my old gear,pack,boots etc,so off out this weekend to buy new pack,boots etc and work it all in together before the trek,have you climbed at altitude before ?
I have been reading about the mountain, i think i need to stop though cos then i cant go off to sleep when i put the book down, things just buzz around in your head, very exciting,and so looking forward too it,oh and just a tad nervous.
Does'nt seem long when you scale it down to walking week ends, my friends are fed up with me too,but none of them are up for the challenge,so off on my own,which isn't a bad option,its great meeting other people,i bought a pair of boots,so just need to get some miles into them.
Is your trip garanteed to go and do you live on flat ground or are there hills you can walk up and down ? i live in a completely flat area,but i have an area on the frinton-on-sea sea front with slopes to walk up and down,sorry for the delay with messages ,i drive a truck so im away from home on ocaisions and roaming tint not always great.
Managed to climb any hills? I did Tryfan in Wales yesterday - its a scramble from bottom to top, don't know whats worse today, the aching legs, bruises or sun burn! Few lessons learned there! Off to lakes at weekend, hoping to do Scarfell - but weather forecast not looking good...
Wow ! you have been busy, i envy you living so close to hills,i have been away the last 2 weeks with work so just having steady hikes at week ends ,then playing catch up with chores,weather is ment to turn rough,your brave going out easter wk end to many people about for me,not on the hills, i dont mind them people,the roads will be a little busy,enjoy your climb,and hope the weather is kind to you.
Easter in the lakes....Roads were chocker both ways, however weather Saturday was good so did Castle crag walk. Was bizarre when someone came down with cat on a lead. Sunday was Scarfell Pike day - weather was mean. Got to the top but could see about 10m in front and blowing a gale. Will need to do that again in the sunshine. First time I've stayed in a youth hostel in years, food was great and drying room a god send after Sundays walk. Did you get out?
Watcha JoHo,sorry for delay,i have not managed a climb yet ;-( been swimming the usual mile on mon and fri eve's, biking, and the odd 4hour walks,i dont think im going to make one untill june,and looking forward to it,its a shame i live about 4 hours away from any hills,after our busy work spell which is the end of june hope to do a couple then ,sounds like you have been doing plenty,not many people replying on the forum who are doing the same trips as us,keep up the climbs,im not jealous !
Watha JoHo, oooh ! camping chilli and damp,have you got a sore butt from your bike ride then ? i have been up your part of the world today,its been very wet and windy,a lovely part of the uk though,i hope to get out on a long hike the wk end ,come rain or shine, my boots are now starting to feel part of me now they have done a few miles,i have been looking at sleeping bags,i think hiring one mite be a good option, have you hired or have your own ? i wondered what hired one's would be like,thats great that your trip is fully booked,il have to check mine.
Hi, sorry for late reply again,i have been away most of the week and too tired to look at lap top,i did go for a walk for about 4 hours,it poured with rain most of the time i didnt mind though it put my gear through the water test,and pleasd to say i stayed dry,i have bought a couple of ordance maps of my area,and very surprised of the amount of footpaths,no hills :-( but some lovely walks ,il just have to add more weight in my pack.I missed M6 came up A1 then cut across country to manchester then M60-62..... which surprisingly were all good,never done youth hostels only abroad when i was younger,i bought a vw van i sleep in that,its nice and comfy,im looking forward to scotland trip at the end of june,Oh i just bought a single man kayak so off out in that tomo , hopefully no leaks !
20 years ! bet that does'nt seem that long ago,how much do they charge for a night ? weather was rubbish the wk end was'nt it,didnt stop me though, i went for a 8.5 mile coastal hike, it was wet and extremely windy,i took a flask of coffee and had a fab time,then that eve i took the kayak out ,i must of been nuts !waves were medium 'ish' i got soaked but got a real buzz,it does'nt leak anyway.Its a vw t5 it was just a van,i have modified it a little,ie... ply lined,insulated it to minimise noise and keep it a little warmer,window in the side and a seat in the rear,a bed that folds up into the side wall,nothing to complicated but pratical,i have poles but never used them, i think mine were just cheapies from amazone,i like to have them with me just incase ,i saw a pair in go outdoor the wk end for £112.00.... they must be good for that price,
lol Pink ! at least no one will steel them,i was off sat and today, been away all week end grooming for a horse team at a national carriage driving event,great fun hard work but no walking this wk end,im back to work tomo,off to scotland delivering flowers, il be back thurs,no exercise this week,great climbing weather, did you go somewhere close to home ? and was it dry ? the ground where i was was soaked and glorious mud.
You are an addict,have a beer at your friends 40th,take a break from walking,im only saying that cos i have been stuck in my truck all week,past plenty of mountains,and some with snow on stil,looking up at them and craving for a climb,it seems ages since i have been ooot n aboot,im at the royal windsor horse show this wk end stewarding,so no hikes this wk end either,il be home from scotland trip tomo,parked up at weatherby tonite,and its chucking it down,scotland has been gorgeous.
Did you have a good wk end ? and what is ice maiden ? and how was your head ?RWHS was all sorts,the main for me was the international driving trials,pony,horse teams and horse pairs,great wk end plenty of excitment, food,cider and the pageant sat eve,i have done hardly any exercise for the last couple of weeks,6 weeks til scotland for me,i have not played squash for years,painfull knees is a reminder of that.i left Derby early this morn,now at shrewsbury and went through snow showers ??
Watcha JoHo,sorry been busy and when i had chance to catch up had no connection,i hate wasting days with a hang over,not to bad if you had a good nite,Derby area must of been a great place to grow up,i was born and bred here on the frinton/walton coast,spent most of my youth days on a place called horsey island,a small island in the kirby backwaters,which is reached by a mile long courseway at low tide,parked up nr Edingburgh sun eve so went for a 2 hour walk around the mussleburgh area,it was a cracking eve too, i did stop on the A66 on the way home looking for a future hike one eve on my travells but nothing near to parking areas ,other than that its all work which is good,did you travel to london for work ? not long now before your trip to scotland,the weather up there has been great the last few days.
Watcha Joho, i think i must be the only one going on my trip,going to phone exodus this week and hire a sleeping bag etc and to see how many people on the trip,there are a few going on the 23 sept,
have you been up too much ?
Watcha, wow sounds like you had a great time the last couple of weeks how fantastic,i have been sooooo busy with work no chance of anything but short walks and kayaking just to keep the body moving,busy time finishes soon,off to scotland in 16 days time yahoo !just been looking at the 5 sisters Kintail area,i booked my sleeping bag and matress for Kili,£55.00 well spent i feel and save carrying it on the plane,there are 11 people booked so far on my trip,nobody on forum yet though.ah wel early nite,3.30am start tomo,oooh that sounds rubbish.
Not long now JoHo, 9 weeks for me,scotland trip was fab and the weather was kind,lovely day when we climbed ben, i have been swimming,biking,long hikes and have a couple of hill walking trips planned,i have most of my kit now,well done for doing race for life,is Moel Siabod a good hike,climb ? hope to get to that area mid august if all goes to plan,my tint service has been rubbish,must be the weather.
Hi Aandrea,im looking forward to the trek ,thanks for writing on the forum it was a good read and reasuring in a way, nice idea about vitamin tablets,good luck with Everest Base camp,Snowy.
Watctha JoHo, i hope you enjoyed spain,i climbed helvellyn a few weeks back via swirrel edge that was fun,all paid up now and kit bag has arrived and just over 3 weeks left,i have butterflys now and looking forward to the trip,i need a few more bits then its a trial packing run,i cant believe how quick time has gone.
Have you contacted any others on your trip ? nobody on the forum on my trip.11 going,and 6 of us travel from heathrow,i recieved my address tag,now just awaiting joining info,wow its almost real,
Hi, 6 mountains,thats great,i wish i lived nearer to them,seafront hills,sandy and stoney beaches is my limmit now,i must say though its a good work out,you be carefull on those hills dont slip to often,i think i get back 2 days before you travel,hopefully with a big grin.
Hi JoHo,just having packing trials,i dont normally bother until the night before,but this is a little differant,im making lists lol,travel clothes there and back,kili kit,safari kit,wow all seasons in 15 days,just over a week to go yahoo !
I hope to message you with a Uhuru summit under my belt before you leave,good luck to you too have a great trek,catch up when you return.
Hey, great to hear from you and that there are 10 of us and it's not just me on the trip! :0) I am very nervous, but also very excited... I have a few more bits to pick up then going to a trial packing run - I know I have too much stuff!!! Oh well I may have to wear everything on the plane!! The rest is going OK, although really have felt ill after my yellow fever jab, so training in the last week just hasn't happened and I'm very frustrated by that.... and hope that I am fit enough!! but yeah, I can't believe it's next Friday either - now that is scary!! I look forward to meeting you and your Dad and having the most amaaaaazing adventure!!
Its finally good to hear from someone on the same trip as us! Im afraid that training has been a non starter for me over the last week or so, and I probably wont be able to fit anything in before next Friday either, so Im hoping that will power and sheer bloody minded-ness will keep me going! Ive just my money to order and my altitude sickness tablets to collect now, and hopefully I will have everything. Where do you fly from? Me and dad are Edinburgh to London Heathrow to Addisa Abba to Kilimanjaro. 24 hours worth of travelling later ...!
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