Monthly Archives: February 2011

Kilimanjaro diary – almost there!

Today we are walking 5-6 hours to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which sits at 4300 metres. Mawenzi is the name of the peak that sits opposite Kilimanjaro, and tarn means lake – and the lake provides all the water for our … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Diary, day 2 on the mountain – Kinky Camp

I had no idea at this stage that getting up after a terrible nights sleep was going to be the norm. I put last nights rubbish recharge down to a combination of first night excitement, sleeping on a rocky incline … Continue reading

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Diary entry 2 – finally standing on Kilimanjaro!

When I left my hotel room in Tanzania on Saturday morning, I had 3 bags with me to bring downstairs to the lobby. 1. My rucksack full of all the kit and clothes I would need on the mountain for … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro diary – first entry, introducing team Sparks.

The first time that team Sparks met in full was at Heathrow Airport, on Thursday 3 February 2011. The Devon brigade of Dave, Hilary, Tracey, Nicole, Jenn and myself had travelled up to the airport on a minibus and of … Continue reading

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1 sleep to go…..destination Kilimanjaro!

This time tomorrow I will be well on my way to the airport! The good luck messages and phone calls are starting to flood in from my online and offline friends and family. I’m starting to feel a bit overwhelmed … Continue reading

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