yes i am booked on this tour in October and coming from Australia. Yes looking forward to it and wont be long now
Hi Brock - Likewise looking forward to meeting you. Only 6 and half weeks to go. Leaving Toronto on the 12th of October and flying through Amsterdam to arrive at Kilimanjaro on the 13th. Looking forward to that first beer when I arrive.
(real name Peter)
yeah, excitement plus coming. Looks like an incredible journey, cant wait to attempt it. Im flying Brisbane on 12th via Bangkok with stopover and then Nairobi to Kili...
Nice to meet u mate, looking fwd to having a beer with you when i arrive. Looks like a full tour for this date, so that should be good fun.
Hey Brock and Peter,
I am also on this trip coming from London. Looking forward to meeting you guys.
Not long now.. Eek! I'm so excited and scared at the same time.
I feel like I don't have enough stuff but knowing me I will probably end up buying loads of stuff last minute and over pack.
Have you done a trek like this before?
Never one this challenging. I did a Peru trek to Machu Picchu in October 2011. Though not the classic Inca Trail. Something Exodus called the Moonstone Trek.
Have you done any trekking before?
I'm a buddy of Peter and we're travelling together for the second time. Not sure my liver can take it. Looking forward to meeting the group and setting off on our little climb. Sounds extremely challenging but we'll give it our best shot.
Ooh sounds interesting. I would defo love to do the Inca Trail in my lifetime but yeah I've never done this anything like this before. I'm not sure what to expect but I'm looking forward to the whole journey.
And hi Stephen. Looking forward to meeting you too.
Hi Ann Marie & Stephen,
good to see everyone is feeling the same way, excited, scared and looking forward to the trek. I havent done anything this serious before, only did Mt Kinabalu in Borneo, which was awesome but nothing like this.
Just going thru the motions of packing, and making sure i have everything before i go.
See you all soon and im sure plenty of beers at the end.
Hi Angela & Mark,
i am definitely going to use walking poles and will hire from exodus. I have got all my own other stuff, hence the trouble trying to get it all in a 40L bag. Couple of my friends have done this trek and they hired everything and said it was good overall. Only thing shesaid was that she probably would bring her own duck down jacket but she didnt cause she was going to Europe after. Hope that helps
I am bringing my own sleeping bag, ground mat, down jacket etc. I will definately be using hiking poles. It saves your knees from taking all the impact - especially coming down.
Spent today - Sunday packing, repacking and then packing some more.
Brock - when packing a 40L backpack, pack the beers last. You will need to access them easily.
Think i'll go repack some more.
haha peter i will keep that in mind... Its definitely an art packing a small backpack which i am not real good at. Like you i will probably repack a couple times til i think ive got it right...
I definitely wont have any problems staying within my limits, i am only packing for the trek on the way over but i am stopping back in Bangkok on the way home, so i will definitely be at my limit load on the way home.
Sorry no australian wine, beers or my favourite bottle of scotch has made it into my backpack :(
I hate that feeling that something extremely critical has been overlooked or forgotten. Therefore, I have decided to bring two of everything. I will hire a personal porter to carry the scotch, cigars and badminton set.
Seriously, I'm losing sleep over this packing issue. I am obsessing over this to the detriment of my wife, employer and friends. If a pie cart graph could illustrate my brain right now, only a tiny sliver of my mind is concerned with that stuff.
Is anyone else feeling the same?
I am using diamox as well, taking nurofren with as well. Sticking to 40L backpack and second small bag for jeans, shirt etc for before and after the climb. Really squeezed a lot into my backpack.
Well if anyone is going to try there best not to feel the cold, is this boy from Brisbane. Its spring here now and we have temps in the 30s already!
Got headlamp, spare batts etc... toenails cut, thin layer socks and wool socks for boots.
Any other tips worth passing on? Or things u are doing for final preps?
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