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Me and Tommys at Uhuru Peak

A Year Ago…

A year ago today I was elated, exhausted and overcome with many, many emotions. Why? I had just reached the summit of Kilimanjaro after a gruelling hike through the night in freezing temperatures where all my body wanted to do ...
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all that have supported me over the last year; you helped me raise an unbelievable amount of money for Tommy's! I'm still deciding what my next 'adventure' will be and how to get it past the ...
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Fundraising Update

I finally got around to sorting out the fundraising donations from the Bake Off and individuals that have been sat on my desk since before the trip! They have now been added to my Just Giving Page and the running total ...
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Kili Conquered

 Kili Conquered This time two weeks ago I had just conquered the hike up to Uhuru peak and endured the scree surf back down to camp. Now pretty much fully recovered - although the tips of my big toes still lack full ...
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Kilimanjaro in the clouds

Flights Home

Days 9 & 10 - Flights home Woke up around 06:30 for wee and it took a few seconds for me to work out that I wasn't in a tent and didn't have struggle with the stupid zip on a ...
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Mweka gate

Day 8 – To Mweke Gate: End of the Climb!

Day 8 - To Mweke Gate: End of the Climb! Wake up call and washy washy at 06:00. Breakfast at 06:30 - porridge, toast, sausage, egg and watermelon. Quite a few moans and groans from the 20+ hour day yesterday; ...
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Me and Tommys at Uhuru Peak

Day 7 – Summit night and descend to Millennium camp

Day 7 - Summit night and descend to Millennium camp An emotional day. We did it! We reached the summit of tallest free standing mountain in the world! Bring on the tears; Sarah, Margaret and I all had to stop ...
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Barafu Camp - next stop summit

Day 6 – To Barafu Camp

Day 6 - To Barafu Camp Not a great nights sleep tonight. Hearing Emily falling into toilet tent didn't help! Normal wake up routine of wake up call, dress, pack, fill water containers and then meander to the mess tent. Breakfast ...
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Baranco Camp!

Day 5 – Over Baranco Wall to Karanga Camp

Day 5 - Over Baranco Wall to Karanga Camp Slept okay; seemed to be much warmer than the previous nights even though nothing has changed? Still up at 01:30 for wee though Apparently I was the "beacon" (snoring!) for Matt ...
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Baranco Camp!

Day 4 – To Baranco Camp

Day 4 - To Baranco Camp Went to bed more or less straight after dinner last night - read a little about the next day whilst listening to some music. Not the best nights sleep; cold despite wearing thermals Breakfast ...
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The sunset and me

Day 3 – To Shira 2 Camp

Day 3 - To Shira 2 Camp We receive our normal wake up calls at 06:30...trouble is I'm already awake and its blinking cold! (ice on my tent) Slept okay apart from being amazing clear and just below freezing outside! ...
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Me and a Sign

Day 2 – To Shira 1 Camp

Day 2 - To Shira 1 Camp Slept pretty well - got to bed around 21:30, woke up a couple of times debating to brave the chill for a wee...the need won! Seems I wasn't the only one judging by ...
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Wishing you a nice climb

Day 1 – to Forest Camp

Day 1 - to Forest Camp The 'last breakfast' at the hotel before we leave to start our climb. Slept okay in my little lodge which was nice; I did however get tangled up in the mosquito netting in the ...
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Looking out of London

Leaving on a jet plane…for Kilimanjaro!

We're off! We make it to LHR in good time and have a bite to eat before passing through security...bit of a mistake perhaps because it is crazy busy! Slight dash to our boarding gate and board the plane. The ...
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