Kilimanjaro Climb

Hi All, Not sure how many are booked on this trip so far but it would be good to hear from you before we

set off. Any tips about sleeping bags and mats would be gratefully received and if any of you are interested

in forming a card school to help keep us entertained in the evenings that would be excellent - a friend of

mine who did the same climb earlier this year recommended it!

Take care


Hi John

I think this is the trip I've just booked although the flight leaves the UK on 2nd? I'm a little excited and very scared as it's now dawning on me what I've done! Apparently I'm the 5th person to book, there are already 2 other solos and a couple booked. At least I'll have a legitimate excuse for eating all the Christmas chocolate! Have you done anything like this before?



Hi Vicki,

Yes, it's the same trip I booked my own flights to avoid an over-nighter! Don't be scared I am sure we will all look after you. Feel free to bring as much chocolate as you want, I for one will help you out with that if you can't manage it all!

I am another of the solos so we have one further solo and a couple so far by the sound of it.

I have done a few climbs in NZ, Grand Canyon and plenty of skiing over the years though not at 19000 feet! How was Machu Picchu?


In a word, amazing! I really enjoyed the Inca Trail. I've just heard from someone who was on that trip and she's coming on this trip too, so that makes at least 6 of us! I just need to do a bit of research on what to take. I've accumulated a few things over the years but I'm sure I'll need a few more additions or at least replacements of worn out things!

hello vicki & john, it is the first Exodus trip for me but I have heard good things about this route. I am off to see some friends who did the same trip 12 months ago and will see if I can pick their brains for useful tips.
I am booked on the flight on 2 January.

nick o'rourke

Hi Nick, good to hear from you. Any tips gratefully received! I paid the balance for the trip today which means it'll soon be here and at the moment there are still just the 6 of us. Just over 8 weeks to go!


Hi Everyone

Does anyone have any thoughts on visas? I was going to leave it until I got there. I didn't have any problems getting one on arrival in Kenya a couple of years ago, but that was Kenya and not Tanzania! John, in response to your earlier question, as I don't have a sleeping mat I've decided to hire one.


Diamox, pee bottle, calories for the last day, a water bottle in addition to platypus/water system as it freezes on the last day early start, duct tape to repair ground mat if needed, er... That's it.

I hadn't clocked the need for a visa prior to travelling.

Trying to get fit, there aren't many hills to practice on in Hampshire.


How's everyone doing? No hills here in West Norfolk either! I have been trying to make the most of the gym but I'm struggling a bit at the moment with an old injury that's come back to haunt me so I'm having to take it a bit easy which is a quite frustrating. Hopefully I can get it sorted in the next week or so. My Exodus kit bag arrived the other day which means its getting close! Thinking about this trip has been a great distraction from Christmas!

sorry to hear about the injury. 4 weeks to settle...

I am going to leave the visa until we arrive. I don't fancy sending my passport off at this time - could get delayed.

 do we know how many are on our trip?

nick o'rourke

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