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inca trail 13 Oct

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 13:58

Hi Thought i would start the ball rolling !!!! I am on thus trip ( cant wait ) anybody else ??

Mon, 08/16/2010 - 09:48

Hi canada I am travelling on this trip flying from Norwich through Amsterdam with KLM. really looking forward to it.

Mon, 08/16/2010 - 11:07

Hi Slim, I am going from Amsterdam ( 10.45 ) but flying from Manchester. Starting to panic about what to bring and how fit i need to be? ( ha ha we only have one mountain on Isle of Man but lots of small hills )  also my Doc has said i do not need malaria tablets but have read that some people do take them, What are you doing ?

Mon, 08/16/2010 - 12:08

Hi canada

I am on the 10-45 from Amsterdam as well, at least you have snaefell and peel mountains to practise on there are no peaks at all in Suffolk. As long as you are reasonably fit you will be fine I am 63 today and went to Everest base camp 2 years ago. That was my first introduction to trekking. You can be as fit as you like but you cannot train for altitude, I never had any problems last time just a slight headache each morning which a couple of anadin soon put right.

Mon, 08/16/2010 - 13:33

Hi Slim,

Happy Birthday ! and look forward to hear all about your Everest trip ! This will be my first trekking hol !!!! Glad I am not the only one coming from Amsterdam as I think we have about an hours wait in Peru for the London flight to get in and our pick up to hotel


Mon, 08/16/2010 - 15:00

Hi canada

There were a few on the Everest trip who had done the Inca trail and said it was terrific. A couple of them recommended me to fly from Amsterdam they said it was a good flight. I am starting to sort my gear out to take I knew expect in the Himalayas not quite so sure here.

Mon, 08/23/2010 - 10:31

Hi Slim,

Did a 14 mile training walk at the weekend ! now just got to do it with a backpack on and in altitude with no wine in the garden at the end !!

Mon, 08/23/2010 - 16:29

Hi Canada


The hardest bit I found on the Everest trip was the aching across the backpack for the first two or three days. I intend to do some walking with a backpack on for a while before I go,

Fri, 09/24/2010 - 13:41

Hi Slim

Not long to go now !!! My walking plan has not gone to plan ! ( but I guess that is life ) but I still have two weeks !!!! Do you want to meet up for coffeee in Amsterdam airport ? I have about two hours to kill,what about you ? I will be the one with red eyes, walking boots and a backback that sticks out about a mile from my back ( bought for me for this trip ) say at the espressobar ( looked it up on the net ) at 9.30am ?


Mon, 10/04/2010 - 11:45

Hi Canada sounds good to me how about making it say 08-45. My flight gets in at 08-15 and if we leave it to 9-30 they may be getting ready to check in. i wll be the old man with walking boots backpack and a bulldog T shirt on. sorry it took so long to answer I will keep a watch out now for any more replies.
regards Slim

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 12:23

Hi Slim, that will be fine by me. I am hoping to checkin straight through from Manchester ( worth a try ) Not sure what i will be wearing yet (as i am a women) so will look out for you. Getting really excited now !!!!!!!

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 12:42

Hi Canada yes I am going to try and check right through from Norwich it was not a problem when I went to Thailand 4 years ago and saves a lot of hassle at Amsterdam. I am really looking forward to it i am now going through my list and starting to pack my bag.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:32

Hi canada

What time does your flight get in from manchester are you flying from IOM the same day.

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 08:30

Hi Slim. I am having to do a nightstop in Manchester as my flight is at 6am to Amsterdam and gets in about 8.25am also having to do a nightstop on way back

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 12:14

Hi Canada

Well this time next week we will be in the air, can't wait to get going now. Just packed my walking sticks when i came back last time I said I would never go trekking again just goes to show. I think i have everything I need now just got to get my money and I am sorted.

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 09:02

Hi Slim Well I have never been trekking so will be interesting to see what i have to say say at the end of it !! most of my stuff is lent,given or new but that does include some walking sticks (?? some people say you dont need them but having gone on a few training walks with them and I think you do! bit worried about the weight off all my stuff so going to pack exodus bag and weigh it ( then panic ) then pack it up in normal luggage

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 19:43

Hi Canada

I can honestly say that was money well spent on walking sticks, I walked a short distance in Nepal without them and I soon started using them again.I will have my bag on the scales this weekend as well as long as you have enough clothes to keep warm and dry thats the main thing. I bought a couple of waterproof liners for my Exodus bag and one for my rucksac just in case.

Fri, 10/08/2010 - 09:27

Hi Slim Thanks for the tip ! this is my last day at work so i will see you on the 13th :-)

Fri, 10/08/2010 - 10:57

Hi Canada

Yes I will see you in the espresso bar our flights should land within 10 mins of each other so see you then.

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