TYC - Kilimanjaro Serengeti and Zanzibar - Anyone????

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Hello all. I am travelling alone on this trip and would love to be in contact with anyone else who is also booked on this trip. We will be climbing a very challenging mountain and would be great to get ideas about how others are preparing etc.

Very excited about this trip and want it to be NOW......

Hope to hear from someone soon.

 Lisa :-)

JamesSDonald

Hi Lisa,

I am going to Killy on 5th, I've had a posting since May too with no replies. Would also love to get in contact with others on trip and find out who they are and what they are doing for prep. I've managed to get in contact with another and we're meeting up this weekend to climb the welsh 15. In 2 weeks time off to Mont Blanc for some altitude training. What have you been doing

Jim

JamesSDonald

Hi lisa your on this one

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 to get everyone together and discuss 'Kili'

Look I've got 4 stars

Hear from you Jim

woodworm70

Hi Lisa , Hi Jim

Just starting to get excited about this trip....we depart on the 11th but i guess it is the same trip. As for preparations not too much as yet other than vacinations etc and some kit purchases. Training.....well lots of running approx 3 times a week ranging from 5 mile flat on road to 18 mile hill/fell runs. Some walking to boot (sorry about the pun) in the Lakes ....im hoping were fit enough ...time will tell.

Stuart

JamesSDonald

Hi Stuart,

I am planning a walk this weekend with a group of 'Kili Treckers' at Snowdon, you are most welcome to come along. Give me an e-mail if your interested, Lisa will be there

 Jim

woodworm70

Sounds great Jim but other commitments this weekend but thanks for the invite ! Just hope its good weather for you guys

Stuart

Alan_x

Hi Lisa,

I've travelling in this group leaving on the 11th? But it must be the same one!

 I've just had my yellow fever jabs and  am spending over an hour a day ( well, most days ) in the gym getting my cardio fitness up, so I start off with some rowing and then either do the step machine or the treadmill on max gradient for an hour.

 Have done any altitude training though, and I've never been to high altitude! So a bit of an unknown there....

 

cheers,

 

Alan. 

 

Lisa01

Hi Alan,

It is indeed the same one - I am in the group flight from London on the 11th, arriving on the 12th. It has come around so quickly.....

I have had my yellow Fever a little while ago and just having a general check up this weekend to ensure I have everything I need before I go. Same here with regards to the gym work. I have always been at the gym daily, but I have completely changed my routine and now doing a lot of steep incline walking and increased the leg weights to try and isolate and strengthen my knees. I have been on a few hikes since I booked the trip, but not as many as I would have liked :-(

I too have never been to high altitude, so this is what I am more concerned about. I have done so much research and asked everyone I come accross that has done the hike, what it's like. I know it will be hard yaka, but we must remember to drink PLENTY and eat everything they give us and what we take. Going slow is what will be the main thing though.

I am so excited and so scared all at once. As I am travelling alone I will only have myself to push me to my limit....... Just think, this time next month, we will have already "been there, done that" and drinking cocktails in Zanzibar.... :-)

See you,

Lisa :-)

 

Alan_x

Hi Lisa,

 Don't forget malaria tabs: I've got a perscription for Malarone. I keep hearing that going slow is the main thing: I don't think I'll have a problem with that : )

 Did my hour on the step machine today, and started off with fast rowing intervals ( 20 secs full pelt, followed by 10 secs rest, repeat x 12 ) , which are exhausting but good for getting the cardio capacity up, I'm told.

 And yes, that's a thought, chilling in Zanzibar a month from now!

 I am scared and excited too. I think it will be a brilliant holiday, with three brilliant phases....

see you on the eleventh!

Alan. 

JamesSDonald

Hi Alan Lisa,

done  lots training with Lisa, she is now ready for this challange,

alan what you need to do is long walks, if possiable out in the hills, an hour in gym is not that good, got to do exersice over a long period

 Wish you all the best, see you out there on the 15th

Jim

ps lisa you missed a good nighth out last night

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