Kilimanjaro March 5th departure

Hi I can't see anything on here from any of my fellow trekkers. Anyone going on March 5th Rongai route would be good to connect. Andy

Hi Andy- glad to know there is someone else out there! I'm currently trying to complete the visa form and took a diversion to the departure lounge! I'm traveling via Amsterdam so don't expect to see anyone till all arrive at KIA. 

Good to hear from you. Yes the visa form was a bit tedious but i got there in the end had to take a few random contact details from the trip notes. Have you done anything like this before? Planning on buying the last few bits this weekend. We should swap some notes. Andy

I got the visa info from customer services! My main big adventure was Everest Base Camp in 2012- although have done a few less challenging treks. I think I've finished shopping- packing is my problem! Happy to swap info if I have any that's useful. As regards the group my only info from Jennifer is that there are 4 men and 9 women and I know who the oldest person is!

Eleanor

Eleanor

Good to 'meet' you Eleanor & Andy 😊

I can update on the group as we are a group of 9 - some of us have been to altitude before and some of us haven't! We already have two Sophs (1 Sophie & 1 Sophy) and an Andy. We are all so looking forward to the trip but as it draws ever closer I'm getting quite scared!! 

Great to hear from you. That's a big group - look forwawrd to hearing all your stories.So just two more to show up! I've been out walking today, but not exactly challenging! Yes- a lot to do- packing is my nightmare.Eleanor

I have been to altitude too I climbed up to Machu Pitchu a few years ago. Training has been a bit hampered by the weather recently but I will be used to trekking in the rain! Has anyone watched any of the you tube videos ? They show quite a bit and it seems the last day is the worst! Any good tips from anyone on 'essentials' to take?

Hi all - I am with Becky's group. We are all loking forward to meeting you, in fact we are also looking forward to meeting each other as we don't all know the whole group - we are three sisters and their families or friends, from around the UK and Australia. 

Andy - are you on the Heathrow flight - if so 4 of us are and maybe we can meet up for a pre-flight drink if you want? 

In terms of essentials my friend did this trip this time last year and has said the last day/night is tough and very cold so pack layers and lots of enthusiasm !

See you all soon. 

Lucy 

Hi Lucy

Would love to meet up at Heathrow. Just after you go through security and then round to the right is a pub London Pride by Fullers how about we meet there about 6.30pm? I'll be the one with black backpack with orange bits on it!!

 

Looking forward to meeting everyone

Cheers Andy

Sounds good Andy - see you there. We will be the 4 with backpacks and wearing walking boots.....! 

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