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Kilimanjaro part 4 - The wall

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 03:07

Day 5 started early as per normal, but even earlier for Ashley. With Ashley’s fear of heights Ake thought it best he leave early to climb what’s known as the Barranco wall. It meant Ashley could go at his own pace without feeling the pressure of the rest of the group or other teams of climber...

Kilimanjaro part 3 - No walk in the park!

Posted on 22 Nov 2013 at 09:46

Up at 6.00am again we were greeted by a beautifully clear sky and an amazing and somewhat daunting view of Kibo. Ake had told us this would be a short day in comparison to the last one and only going up a couple of hundred metres....

Kilimanjaro part 2 - A long trek

Posted on 05 Nov 2013 at 10:05

6.00am the porters came round to wake us up with tea, coffee and another bowl of warm water to freshen up in. Breakfast is something I don’t normally eat but I forced down some porridge, bacon and toast under Ake’s instruction. He explained how i...

Kilimanjaro part 1 - Nice easy start

Posted on 05 Nov 2013 at 02:51

Our first sighting of Kilimanjaro was when we flew from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro airport. We were around 20,000ft in the air and out to our left we could see the mountain sitting proudly at an equal height to us in the plane. There were huge gasps up a...

Kenya Farm Africa visit – Part 2 Joyce’s farm

Posted on 08 Sep 2013 at 06:50

Up early for a some breakfast and we load up the cars to go and see Joyce and her family. I was very excited for this visit as Ashley spoke so highly of Joyce and her family, he spent 5 days with them last year helping them dig a fish pond and also e...