Mount Kilimanjaro-Rongai Route.......24th August

Hi all,

Is anyone else going on this trip? Will be travelling from London on my own and am hoping for some of you to fill me with the confidence to actually do it and not chicken out! Anyone going?

 Thanks.

Katie.

Lizzie_Rhodes

Hi Katie

I'm doing the same route as you but not departing until 27 August.  I haven't found anyone on here yet who is going on my trip.

I'm sure we'll all be ok but am having a few panics myself now as it is only a month to go.

Hope the training is going well.  Good luck.

Lizzie 

JamesSDonald

Hi Katherine & Lizzie,

I too would like to contact others on my trip, going out 4 sep and doing Mt Meru & Rongai Route, had no replie so been chatting to several others (got 2 stars) who are doing kili in Aug or Sep or Oct. Now really looking forward to going. Hows your training going what have you been doing. Was up Mont Blanc for some altitude training, had some malt whisky at top, big mistake, we all got instant hangover, will not be doing that on kili. Have meet up with others and done Welsh 15 and last weekend in the Lakes. I am having a great time as I out every two week walking in the hills up untill I go.

 Hear from you     Jim

Katherine_Ford121

Hi Jim and Lizzie, great to hear from you.

I'm gutted I haven't met anyone from my trip yet but as long as I'm not the only one doing it on the day I'll be fine. lol. I haven't done any training as such, studied Sports Science at uni and am a regular gym-bunny so am hoping that will be enough to get me through. I'm more than slightly worried about the altitude sickness though, any handy hints or tips on how to prepare? I've done some digging but it all seems to say the same; that you can't necessarily prepare for it, you just have to wait and see whether you're affected or not :( Do you have all your gear and equipment? I've yet to buy all of mine. Again, any tips?

Hope you're trainings going well and Jim, you seem to be doing alot of climbing so any advice you or Lizzie can offer would be a great help as this will be my first climb, and no, I don't do things by half! lol.

 Katie.

JamesSDonald

Hi katie & Lizzy

There is a lot of us 'Kili Trekers' on this site trying to contact others in they group. I've be in touch with most of you traveling to Kili in Aug, Sep and Oct. As there are a couple of us going to North wales to climb Snowdon on Sat 14 Aug, arriving the friday night and camping out. Sunday will look at Tryfan another lovely walk/climb. Therefore I would love to get as many Kili Trekers together to do some walking and talking. If you are insterested e-mail me on [email protected] I think it would be great and everyone together and discuss 'Kili'

Hear from you Jim

mike123

Hi Katie - I am also doing the Rongai route on the 24th of August. I live in London so will be travelling from Heathrow as well.

 Hopefully we will be able to help each other to the top!

 Mike 

JamesSDonald

Hi Katie, can give you all the advice going, were do you want to start, e-mail me at work.

Do you and mike fancy Snowdon weekend

Jim

RKit

Hi Katie and Mike

Good to 'meet you'! Had a rush of blood over the weekend and booked for my daughter Elinor, and me on the same trip as you on the 24th. Haven't done any specific training and not much of a walker so will probably get left at the bottom of the 'hill'. Hey ho, if only I could bring my bike! Looking forward to meeting you all in person at Heathrow-its not long to go now.

Richard

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