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Summit climb.

Last night was the worst sleep in the world. With the summit climb tonight I was desperate to wake up today feeling rested. No such luck, although at least I can’t see how rough I look on account of the … Continue reading

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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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3 sleeps to go…..

Firstly, an apology. I had every intention of blogging every day in the lead up to my trip but the last few days have passed in a bit of a daze. I have had packing to deal with, an eye … Continue reading

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8 days to go….tasting success!

Food is never far from my mind. I will be eating one meal and pretty much be planning the next one. I love great food, fabulous ingredients that are cooked well – I love cooking and I love eating. I … Continue reading

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9 days to go, 9 things I’ve learnt, so far….

I haven’t done anything hugely impressive today in terms of Kilimanjaro preparation, but I’ve been reflecting a lot on my experience so far. I thought I might share some of what I’ve learnt! 1. Whatever the question, exercise is the … Continue reading

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10 days to go……where’s Sarah?!!

It’s not every day that someone offers to make you an iPhone application! I had a call on Friday from one of the geeks the Directors my good friends at Unity 5, the team there have been so impressed with … Continue reading

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