Baranco camp was busy and tension ran high. Today we’d be tackling the infamous Baranco Wall – a 257m zig zag scramble on the next stage of our journey. The Great Baranco Wall is known locally … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Part 4 : Baranco Camp > Karanga Camp
We’d booked tickets months ago to see The Lion King at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Part as a wedding anniversary present from Iain and I to each other and part because Rosie really got into this Disney film in a big way. … More The Lion King
It’s been a while!
To be honest, I haven’t felt like writing much – nor have I had the time or energy.
Life found my weak points and relentlessly … More “Enough”
Another 6am start and another welcome hot cup of coffee made outside the door of the tent by one of our kind porters. I slept for six hours last night and despite feeling rested and well, I awake with my emotions in turmoil. … More Mt Kilimanjaro Part 3 : Shira Cave Camp > Lava Tower > Baranco Camp
I made a quick call to Iain and Rosie in the morning to say my last goodbye for a while as I didn’t know when I would be able to get signal again. 27 slightly anxious people, most of us strangers, all gathered in the reception … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Part 2 : Machame Gate to Shira Cave Camp
Saying goodbye was tough.
I’d been in tears all morning – excited about the adventure ahead and yet terrified about leaving Rosie. Suddenly the thought of being so far away from her without much, if any, contact was just all too much. … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Part 1 : Leaving for Tanzania
I haven’t slept a wink. My stomach is churning – could be the anti-malaria tablets – or maybe just the excited nervousness about what I’ll endure over the next 11 days.
Almost ten months to the day after signing up to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, today I fly out to Africa.
… More Today’s the day – Africa here I come!