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Kilimanjaro, Rongai route July 9th/10th

Anonymous
Thu, 05/27/2010 - 22:34

So anyone else booked on this trip? My name is Rob and I live in Leighton Buzzard which is half an hour up the M1 from London. I'm in London quite a bit so if anyone fancies a pre trip chat/beer/training session (or all three!) give me a shout

Rob

Anonymous
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 21:10

Hi Rob, and anyone else on this trip.

I'm going too, but live in Gloucester so London's possibly a bit far for a pre-trip anything. I'm Sarah, and am nervous about two things on this trip - neither of them being the mountain! 1) I've never shared a tent with a complete stranger before; and 2) Will I have enough insect repellent to last the trip? I usually get eaten alive!! Anyway, am otherwise very very excited about it now.

Sarah

Anonymous
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 22:06

Hi all, my name is Russ. love to chat and a pint. I live in Peterborough , not long now

Russ

Anonymous
Sun, 06/13/2010 - 10:50

Hi Sarah, Russ and Rob,

I'm Debbie. I live in Devon so bit far for me to come into London too... Really looking forward to the trip - counting down the days left at work! 

I'm kind of ready but still unsure what to do about water purification - what are you guys doing?

Debbie

 

 

 

Anonymous
Tue, 06/15/2010 - 10:20

Hi Debbie, nice to hear from you. Not long now! I received my 'label for life' thing from Exodus in the post this morning, can't wait to get going now :D

Rob

Anonymous
Thu, 06/17/2010 - 20:34

Thanks Nick- wise words!

Has anyone received their exodus kit bag yet? 

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine...

Debbie

 

Anonymous

I received a letter on Monday telling me that the kit bags are no longer coming due to the ships that bring them to the UK being re-directed to protect them from pirates! Those pesky pirates yaarrrrr!

Regards Rob

Anonymous
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 21:34

No bags??? Oh no! Another thing to worry about!! I spent today trying to orgnaise all the things I still need to sort before the trip.... Didn't get very far! I got a little confused when it comes to the money. Do we need to change as much as we need into Tanzanian shillings, or are some things payable in US dollars? And presumably we can change sterling into shillings without converting it into dollars first? And as for how much to take...well...I can see me carrying around far too much cash 'just in case'. Anyone know how much an average beer might be at the hotel? I seriously do not want to be sat there with a tap water watching everyone else refresh themselves with a proper drink after the trek!!

Has anyone else made a decision yet on what to do on the final day (safari/village walk)? I think I quite fancy the local walk, but am a bit of a sheep and will probably follow the majority!

 See you all soon, Sarah

Anonymous
Sat, 06/26/2010 - 12:57

Hi Sarah and Co......Just to let you know I am jealous. I was on the rongai route combined with safari last year and it was outstanding. I would do it tomorrow morning in a heartbeat. The mosquitos are only an issue at certain altitudes so for the majority of the trip you will be too high up for them to cost you a thought. On the money side of things, all you need is dollars. Also, bring them from home as one of the girls on our trip had difficulty finding an ATM and credit cards aren't much use. Also some of my dollars were refused in one shop because they were issued too long ago..... i think it was 1996 or something.  Basically, you will need money for the tips, and the bar, and there was a lovely gift shop in the hotel and airport for your 'I climber Kili t-shirt!'

Anonymous
Thu, 07/01/2010 - 21:03

Hi all, just want to say I'm so excited now! Can't wait! Will meet you all in Marangu - I'm on a later flight than you guys...

Debbie

 

Anonymous
Thu, 07/08/2010 - 17:04

Hey everyone! Can't wait now! Ive just started packing and just want to start the climb now. Is everyone (with the exception of Debbie obviously) on the 20.00 from Heathrow T4??

Rob

Anonymous
Thu, 07/08/2010 - 17:57

I'm on that flight Rob. Very excited now. Have started piling stuff up, but not it packed yet! If anyone fancies trying to meet while we wait before the flight, my mob no is 07888 683234. Could have that pre-trip chat/beer after all!!

See you all tomorrow/the next day.

Sarah

Anonymous
Sat, 07/10/2010 - 14:04

hi guys,

my name is hannah and i live in harpenden hertfordshire, im doing this trip too with my fried jack :) i cant wait :) see you all in a few days!

 

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