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Petra

Today we had a fun-packed day at Petra. We left the hotel at 9am and arrived at the entrance to Petra soon after. After a long wait for tickets we started the half hour walk down to the Treasury. Many of the children got a horse ride for about 1000m of it, which was nice. You cannot realise how beautiful the Petra is until you actually see it for yourself. The Treasury was carved into the rock by people so who lived in the city - it is enormous; so we were given some free time to look around. By this time it was probably around 10am. When we finished Petra it was about 4pm.

My last surprise

After a once in a life time experience, I came home to more good news, not only did I raise £1200 for charity in total, but I'm pregnant! So to all of you who would like to go but are a little scared, if a pregnant lady can climb Kilimanjaro - so can you!! Do something amazing!

The Hardest Day

The night is now freezing, about -5, but again the mountain delivers and as the sun sets Kibo turns a beautiful deep orange and takes all our breathe away (not that we had much left to take!)
I wake up with a layer of ice on top of my sleeping bag and all my water frozen, but excited and nervous I pack up, eat another apple, my only fuel for the next 5 hour climb. There can be no hanging around today, we must pass the breach before the sunlight hits it and it becomes a danger zone.

Adventure Nepal - October 2009!!

Nepal is very warm now, we were lucky we did not have rain whilst trekking so no need for water proof gear.A fabulous holiday the food on trek is 'interesting' advise to all going on a trek to Nepal if you like pancakes take a jiffy lemon - honestly you will thank me ! The staff on trek are brilliant they were very helpful, and very knowledgable. But you do need to ask them questions.

We can see the top! (a long way away!)

As promised, day 2 delivers. Its hard going, we leave the cool shade of the forest and walk for 8 hours in the direct sunlight, I foolishly miss a thin strip of exposed skin and burn so badly I blister, the route, especially after lunch is all uphill and constant, and the sun has drained my energy and every muscle in my body is screaming at me to get out the sun, but that’s not an option, there is no shade to be found as we are surrounded by nothing more than heather.

The time is moving fast now

Although we gain another 2000ft day 3 seems like a breeze in comparison to day 2. It sadly though as we loose our first climber, too sick to continue he is sent down the mountain, we all feel terrible for him, and scared it may happen to us, a little quieter than usual we all set off. We leave our surroundings of heather and enter the moorlands, where prehistoric looking plants rise up from the dust (which is now in every pore of my body!) we pass caves carpeted in grass and climb up through rocky breaches to reach our next camp.

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Welcome to the mountain

Head still spinning from my excursion I return to my hotel for my kit check and final briefing before the mountain. Time to focus! Back to Kilimanjaro!

Amazing safari

I am excited to share some amazing moments with you that we had on Delta to Vic Falls tour, it was a journey of a lifetime.

Mount Sinai & Monastery

A few hours later we all arrived at the bottom of Mount.Sinai. We all set off in the dark together. Zee had told us to wear lots of layers and however hot we got not to take them off. However I don't think this was good advice because I know everyone in my family got so hot they had to take layers off and even then they were still really hot! But if you are going on this trip, take layers with you just in case!! In the four hour climb there were several rest stops where we could sit and have a drink and chocolate.