Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

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Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby hannah1582 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:29 pm

Hi - I am climbing Kilimanjaro on 16th Feb 2013 - the 9 day machame route trek- is anyone else doing this trip? Has anyone got any useful tips on what to pack etc?
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby elaine2412 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:07 pm

hi hannah i am booked on this trip with 2 friends. Panic and excitement are kicking in now!
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby bateleur » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:54 am

Hi Hannah and Elaine
I'll also be braving the nine day Machame Route starting on the 19th ... phew :o
Regarding useful tips Hannah, there are a few on this forum, I found this posting valuable...
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14807 - Perhaps you have found it already and other similar posts already ;-) And perhaps you know to have a camel bag or similar hydration system - the ones with a "pipe" to drink from, as it can be quite exhausting at altitude to unpack and pack your bag just to get to your water. It makes drinking easier as you can drink quickly from the "pipe" on the trot as it were.
Good luck with the preparations.
Regards
Charles
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby elaine2412 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:30 pm

Thanks for the link Charles. Iam now on information overload lol. Training like mad and hoping for the best! Good luck!
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby elaine2412 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:39 pm

Charles are you leaving 16th or 19th?
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby bateleur » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:24 pm

elaine2412 wrote:Charles are you leaving 16th or 19th?

Ah ... was it the 6 day trek starting on the 19th or the 9 day trek starting on the 16th?
Erm ... the latter :)
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby hannah1582 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:58 pm

Hi guys,

Nice to hear from people who are on the same trip! Am excited and nervous! Haven't done much training! Look forward to meeting you for the trek - I am going to be at the hotel from 15th Feb so if anyone arrives early let me know :)
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby elaine2412 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:18 pm

hey hannah we will be at hotel from late on 14th so we can grab a drink!
are you travelling alone?
we are hiking every week so fingers crossed :o
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby isaac » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:22 pm

Hi Everyone!

Im Anu, Nice to meet you guys. I will be climbing the Machame Route as well, and im coming with a buddy. Where is everyone coming from?? I'm from Canada!

Anu :D
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby elaine2412 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:55 pm

Hi i am travelling from England with my friends Bruce and Phil.
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby canadian_604 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:58 am

Bring some vitamins, and some sport drink mix! Seriously consider Altitude pills! (I did the 6 day route, good luck!)
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby hannah1582 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:31 pm

Hi everyone - nice to all have contact before Saturday!

Elaine, yes I am travelling alone. I will be at the hotel on Friday 15th from mid afternoon I think. Would be good to catch up before Saturday?

Hannah
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby bateleur » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:43 am

Hello Everyone.

Hope you all have a safe and pleasant journey and see you sometime on Saturday - I'm arriving late on Friday night.

Regards
Charles
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby elaine2412 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:06 am

hannah1582 wrote:Hi everyone - nice to all have contact before Saturday!

Elaine, yes I am travelling alone. I will be at the hotel on Friday 15th from mid afternoon I think. Would be good to catch up before Saturday?

Hannah



We will be there Friday morning so hope to catch you for a coffee before the big departure!! :D
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Re: Kilimanjaro 16th Feb 2013

Postby elaine2412 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:06 am

Travel safely everyone!!!
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