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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 14:42

Hello,anybody going on the EBC solo trek in sept? Mark.

Anonymous
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 13:21

HI,

Not sure about this trip but on Kili, the kit bag was what you were allowed to pack for the porters to carry - think the weight limit was 12 kilos.. I packed a suitcase and put the kit bag in it  -then packed for the trek in the hotel - left what I wasn't taking behind. Assume this one will be the same??  A

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:15

My mate used his kitbag for his main luggage, but i filled a large suitcase with gear and put my kitbag in that, then repacked at the hotel. Probably easier to do that

Anonymous
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:59

Hi everybody - I've been meaning to put something on here for ages, but I never seem to remember until it's time for bed! My name is Dave Williams from Somerset & I too am flying out from Heathrow on the 21st. I went with Exodus 8 years ago on the Annapurna sanctuary trip & having checked the size of the bag I was sent then, this one is about the same size, so I don't think that it will be too much of a problem, as others have said, I think the weight limit on the Lukla flight is 12kg. I left stuff at the hotel in Kathmandu last time without any problems. Looking forward to meeting everyone in 5 weeks.

Anonymous
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 11:10

Hi, last minute.com as ever... what jabs have people been advised to have for this trip - can't get into docs for another week which is very late in the day I know.. are people taking malaria tabs? Just deciding whether to nip to Nomad or wait till I see the travel nurse..

Anonymous
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 20:06

Having taken advice from the nurse, I'm now booked in for Hepatitis A, Polio, Diptheria, Tetanus & Typhoid! I took a course of Malaria tabs last time, as I was intending to go down to the Terai after the trek, but didn't go in the end. I've been told that we don't need them for Kathmandu & the high mountains though.

Dave

Anonymous
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 17:05

Thanks Dave, pretty sure I am up to date with all of those so hoping I won't need any jabs - and yeah I think I'll miss out the malaria tabs. 

Linda, you are putting me to shame.. My training has gone up a notch, few miles in here and there but am going to try and do a final great big walk before I go -like you said more mind over matter I think. Am down the gym, bootcamp, PT sessions all hoping it will help my poor legs get me up them hills! 

Thanks for the reminder about the pillow case, I did read that a while back but forgot! Defintely some snacks, jelly babies were a firm fave on Kili..  All getting very close, have got a whole pile of gear ready, may practice pack this weekend!!

 Looking forward to meeting up with everyone, I'll be in later I think as I'm flying from Manchester late on the Friday night.

Andrea x

Anonymous
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 17:05

Thanks Dave, pretty sure I am up to date with all of those so hoping I won't need any jabs - and yeah I think I'll miss out the malaria tabs. 

Linda, you are putting me to shame.. My training has gone up a notch, few miles in here and there but am going to try and do a final great big walk before I go -like you said more mind over matter I think. Am down the gym, bootcamp, PT sessions all hoping it will help my poor legs get me up them hills! 

Thanks for the reminder about the pillow case, I did read that a while back but forgot! Defintely some snacks, jelly babies were a firm fave on Kili..  All getting very close, have got a whole pile of gear ready, may practice pack this weekend!!

 Looking forward to meeting up with everyone, I'll be in later I think as I'm flying from Manchester late on the Friday night.

Andrea x

Anonymous
Fri, 08/31/2012 - 12:02

Hi guys I am travelling in September and reading the last two blogs what is the pillow case all about? Is it to stuff clothes in to make a pillow or have I lost the plot. Also upon your return would you mind letting me know basic levels of kit you used.

Most of all I hope you all have a fabulous trip.

Ian

Anonymous
Fri, 08/31/2012 - 16:28

Hi Ian,

I read it on one of the reviews, it's to cover the pillows they provide in the lodges if you are going to use them ( I'll probably use my jacket underneath and then  the pillow with my own pillow case on it.  Just a bit cleaner, nicer I suppose when you are grimy!!  Happy to share experiences when I return.. Andrea

Anonymous
Fri, 08/31/2012 - 22:18

Absolutely Terrified about meeting my brother Mr Yeti to you. See Photo I,m the taller one on the right. Last time we met i had to move to north America he is very violent. Looking forward to meeting you all I think we are all in for a life changing experience. Bring it on.

Anonymous
Sat, 09/01/2012 - 21:53

looking forward to meeting you all on 21/09/ 2012 think it will be a great adventure. i,m hoping that

some of you younger lads will be offering piggy backs when it gets tougher but i,m not holding my breath.

Recomend reading Trekking in the Everest region (Trailblazer) Jamie McGuinness. lots of tips and suggestions.

See you all in less than 3 weeks.X

Anonymous
Sun, 09/02/2012 - 18:37

Hi Marcus, I'm relying on the fit yuong  walkers to tie a rope to me and drag me up the steps to Namche, so we may have a battle on our hands ;-)  I have that book and was planning on bringing a copy with me.

 Catch up in a couple of weeks.. x

Anonymous
Sun, 09/02/2012 - 22:58

Have posted a few comments but i am not sure if they have been shown. Looking forward to seeing you

all on our big adventure. I think the culture shock will be greater than Tanzanire (kilimanjarow).  as you can see by my photo I,m the one on the right i,m slightly hairy. Please no jokes or comments. LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO GO BRING IT ON.

Anonymous
Mon, 09/03/2012 - 22:05

Now that it's September it's suddenly hit me that I'll soon be treking in Nepal - saw the guys on "Harry's Mountain Heroes" and watched in wonder at what they achieved. Off to Snowdon this weekend for some last minute training - been a good boy , even managed to stay off the beer for the last month ( my wife was impressed, I've never been motivated or able to do that before !!)

Anonymous
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:24

Hi, I watched that programme as well, was totally in awe of them. I did have to explain AGAIN to my mum though,  that I wasn't actually climbing everest - I should be chuffed she thinks I've got it in me!  Last minute training for me too, lots of early starts, bootcamps, gym sessions and walks at the weekend.  I too have been off the wine for three weeks (although I have a send off from my training buddies on the 15th where I suspect I will fall spectacularly off the wagon... ) Oh and I will be having a nerve calming beer in Kathmandu - only thing for it...  A

Anonymous
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 20:18

With any organized trip i think it is important to allocate proven people certain tasks. i will be putting myself forward as entertainmen & moral officer and also sexual advisor. I strongly advise you bring earplugs, antidepressants and if you want my advice you will **** king ask me. as for the training ive been on 20 Marlboro a day for altitude and drinking plenty of alcahol. went to the gym, apart from water bourding it was like being at guantanomo. bloody tourture so took up eating pizza and wating telly.

hope my sence of humour is bearable. if i,m dumped of a bridge into a fast flowing river i,ll no its not X

Anonymous
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 23:01

Beer in Kathmandu sounds good to me..... I've got two aching arms this evening after being injected with a string of anti-this that & the other! What training I have done so far has mainly consisted of long walks to & from pubs, (both with & without the dog) but has always had the reward of a pint or two at the end of them! See you all in a couple of weeks.

Dave

Anonymous
Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:07

Hi everyone, I'm also on the 21st departure from H'row and am travelling with my friend Claire. We went on our final training walk today ... a 14 miler over the sunny South Downs. Look forward to seeing y'all in less than 2 weeks, yikes!!!

Rach x 

Anonymous
Sun, 09/09/2012 - 08:55

Can't believe we only have 12 sleeps until the departure on the 21st! I'm the Claire travelling with Rach :)

I am making the most of every shower I can have before we leave(!), and very much looking forward to meeting you all and heading out on our adventure.

Claire 

Anonymous
Sun, 09/09/2012 - 10:45

I'm doing the same re the showers, and appreciating my bed :-) ... not looking forward to the shower problems at all. It will be an adventure!! Looking forward to meeting up with everyone   Andrea x

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:12

Hi,haven't been on here for a while,just got back from states today and my final joining instructions are here,may be a bit late to step up the training!!
Hi to the new people posting on here and see you in a week!!!

Anonymous
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:47

A few surgestions, reading the postings it,s like we are subjecting ourselfselfs to a life of pain and tourture.

but we have all paid for a fantastic life changing adventure. We need to lighten up and accept what will be will be. lets enjoy the adventure and embrace it.

 Secondly we are all strangers but we are all joining in this adventure so we need to act as a team. If someone is having a bad day we should gather around and give support. If we look after each other we will all have a happy and succesfull trip. I personally intend to give Andrea a piggyback on the last few days .

Andrea don,t hold your breath. X  

Anonymous
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 08:55

Hey all, long time reader, first time writer. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and thanks for the tips previously mentioned, some good info there. I've never done anything like this but I'm sure it's going to be amazing!! It's sure to have an interesting mix of people which will be part of the experience, already very excited! I'm from Newcastle, but not England.

Anonymous
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:53

Piggy Back most welcome! I'm sure by then I won't be able to walk... ;-)  There's a good post on the forum about EBC v Kili which has some more info about what we are in for, but it did set my mind at rest a wee bit.  I did step up the training but due to a back strain I am now intending to put my feet up between now and next Friday.  We'll get through it, it will be awesome on some days and bloody awful on others.  On Kili we had to "man up" several times, this will no doubt be the same.. but we can have a bit of a giggle on the way as well I'm sure. Very excited now...   Oh and welcome Grumpy... :-)

A x

Anonymous
Fri, 09/14/2012 - 00:43

Hi sport you bring the vegimte and i,ll bring the marmite, we can discuss the merits over a few beers. See you in katmandou.

Anonymous
Fri, 09/14/2012 - 00:54

Andrea just wondering if there is a connection with your back strain and you being very excited?

Just that it happened to me a few times.

Ps I am Very Very Sorry about my sence of humour. x

Anonymous
Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:30

I can tell you're going to be trouble.. :-)  Back is pretty sore, am having physio next week. Fingers crossed it gets better.. need positive thoughts!!!  Andrea 

Anonymous
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 23:07

I'm sure your back will improve Andrea - just take the first few days slowly. Resting on the journey out & a free day in Kathmandu will help.

Had my last proper walk before the trip on Saturday - tired the dog (and me) out doing West Bay to Seatown & back on the West Dorset coast - glorious weather, nice breeze & a pint half way at the Anchor at Seatown! I fully expect to be plodding along at the rear when the serious walking starts!

See you all Friday

Dave

Anonymous
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 21:08

Dave, I think you'll find lots of competition for last place - I have my eye on that position myself.

Don't see any point in rushing it - the joy is in the trekking ( might regret that statement at 5000m !)

Does anybody want to meet up at Heathrow on Friday ? - I'll wear a red carnation if it helps !

 Mike

Anonymous
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 09:18

HI, My back is a little better :-)  and I have a LOAD of painkillers if it goes again.  Every bit of advice I've had from past trekkers on this trip is to go slowly, at your own pace and where possible  - take it easy. So there'll be a few of us bringing up the rear. I'll be flying on Saturday, get into Nepal at 4.30pm so hopefully I'll find some of you in the bar!!  Feeling very nervous but equally excited now!  Andrea

Anonymous
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 11:04

Well it sounds like everyone's on my pace. I'm really looking forward to meeting you all, I fly out in 2 days, getting there early to explore. :) Know how you feel Andrea, excited + nervous...

 

Anonymous
Wed, 09/19/2012 - 22:51

Greetings boys and girls just getting over Man flu so feeling weak. Got my packing done leopard skin mankini, sarong, flipflops ect cant wait to hit the Nepalese beaches. Andrea no buy pint @ Heathrow no piggyback. Sorry hun. See you all in a few days. X  

Anonymous
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:27

We can have a pint of Everest Beer in Kathmandu. I'm flying out from and back into Gods own Manchester! Non of that London Shandy for me..  See you all on Saturday - I'll be the nervous one in the bar! x

Anonymous
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 19:47

Just before you guys set off are any of you taking a sleeping mat with you? ENJOY

Thu, 09/20/2012 - 20:11

You dont need one. All the lodges have a matress. Save the space and pack warm stuff instead :)

Anonymous
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 20:46

Appreciate that thank you enjoy your trip!

Anonymous
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 21:07

dont let us shandy drinking, shirt lifting southern poofters worry you. just be afraid of the sight of me in a leopard skin mankini and sarong. See you in Kat. X

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