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Rongai Route - Kilimanjaro on 29th Sept - Anyone else booked ??

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HI,

If anyone else is booked on to this trip, and would like to dicuss,, let me know or even if you have done this hike before and you have a few wise words or advice. Please share.

Paul

 

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Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

Hi Paul,

My partner and I are booked onto this trip... very excited! How are your preparations for the trip coming along??

I had my first adventure with the company last year when I went to Everest Base Camp. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and so I've booked to do Kili, this time dragging my partner along too. Will this be your first trek?

We're counting down the days to go now, although I'm not too excited for no hot showers for 6 days and the sub-zero temperatures! All part of the experience though. We've booked a trip to the National Park afterwards, so very much looking forward to that too.

Hopefully hear from you soon.
Regards
Stacy

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

Hi Paul,

My partner and I are booked onto this trip... very excited! How are your preparations for the trip coming along??

I had my first adventure with the company last year when I went to Everest Base Camp. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and so I've booked to do Kili, this time dragging my partner along too. Will this be your first trek?

We're counting down the days to go now, although I'm not too excited for no hot showers for 6 days and the sub-zero temperatures! All part of the experience though. We've booked a trip to the National Park afterwards, so very much looking forward to that too.

Hopefully hear from you soon.
Regards
Stacy

Joined: 17/02/2012
Posts: 2

Hi Stacy,
Thanks for getting in touch,

This is my first adventure with this company, i usually organize the trips myself but this is since this time i am going solo, i thought it would be better craic to meet up with a group. I have done the salkantay trail in peru which was a five day hike, i think the highest point was 4600M so hopefully i should be ok for this :)

I try and go hiking at least once every 2 weeks on long enough hikes but to be honest i have pretty much climbed ever mountain in the south of Ireland in the last year and i'm itching to for new scenery.

I have week planned a week in france in mid september to get in some altitude training so hopefully this goes well.

Are you and your partner planning on going on the day safari trip with this company ? i am staying on in Tanzania for another 2 weeks so i'm hoping to book at least a 3 night safari trip post hike..

Talk to you soon
Paul

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

Hi Paul,

Sounds like you're very prepared for this trip. I hope all the training has been going well!

Only 5 weeks to go now - cannot believe how fast this year has gone. I think there's 11 people booked on the trek so there should be plenty of craic to keep us going and get us to the top.

We've just booked the Arusha Park day trip as we can only get the 10 days off work. So we'll be around for a couple of days after the trek, I think we'll be flying early hours of the 8th. Have you checked out the post trek accommodation - looks awesome!!

Enjoy the France training - we're going to have to make do with Cannock Chase I think!

All the best
Stacy

Joined: 13/08/2012
Posts: 1

Hi, me & my friend booked for Rongai route staring 6 of October. I'm not sure what to wear for the peak. It says it could be cold as -25 deg.C at nights. Do you think we need really extreme mountanier clothes for the last bits?

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

Hello there,

It certainly will be very chilly on the approach to the peak until the sun rises. I would definitely recommend a down jacket, this will also come in handy for other nights as the temperature drops as you get higher. You can go as cheap or as expensive as you like - Decathlon have some good stuff for not too expensive. If you team it up with lots of layers, again as cheap or as expensive as you like then you'll be ok. Make sure you have thick gloves and something to cover your neck, head and face as it's going to be very cold - ski accessories are good and not too expensive. judging how cold September has been all of this stuff will come in very handy for the UK when you're back!

Have a fab trip.

Stacy

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

Hello there,

It certainly will be very chilly on the approach to the peak until the sun rises. I would definitely recommend a down jacket, this will also come in handy for other nights as the temperature drops as you get higher. You can go as cheap or as expensive as you like - Decathlon have some good stuff for not too expensive. If you team it up with lots of layers, again as cheap or as expensive as you like then you'll be ok. Make sure you have thick gloves and something to cover your neck, head and face as it's going to be very cold - ski accessories are good and not too expensive. judging how cold September has been all of this stuff will come in very handy for the UK when you're back!

Have a fab trip.

Stacy

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