Thank you from a parent

13th October, 2011 | by | general

13
Oct

  This is an email sent today by one trekker to the other 18 trekkers.  Totally inspirational and heartfelt, therefore I have asked if I can share it on our blog and he has kindly agreed.  Enjoy… Team CMN, Bizarrely I found myself on the flight home from Nairobi to Heathrow unable to sleep all […]

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Final thoughts

12th October, 2011 | by | general

12
Oct

Its incredibly hard to explain succinctly the scale of the challenge Kilimanjaro offers and what the team gets out of the expedition. Perhaps its best summed up bu Josh, who yesterday said to me that on summit night what he learned about himself was “maybe i’m not invincible after all”. (He’s our youngest member of […]

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A girls perspective

12th October, 2011 | by | general

12
Oct

A girls perspective By Jodi Unsworth and Kirsten Payne After what has been an epic adventure, we thought it necessary to give you a girls perspective of a once in a lifetime experience to trekking up mount Kilimanjaro. This final blog is dedicated to two men who have enabled each one of us to reach […]

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Day 8

12th October, 2011 | by | general

12
Oct

Day 8 – Summit Night By Rick Parry Inevitably the big night saw me sound asleep at 11pm for the first time on the trek. Thus started an extraordinary 24 hours of which everyone will have their very personal highs and lows, emotionally and physically. I’m sure everyone had a moment when they thought they […]

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Day 7

12th October, 2011 | by | general

12
Oct

Day 7 – 9th October By Tom Roberts and Josh Smith Good-day (ref Bear) Sooooo… The day started at Karanga camp 400m! We were rudely awaken well before morning 6.30am by some of our fellow tent buddies moaning about lack of sleep and temperature of the night while we were snug as a bug in […]

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Day 6

12th October, 2011 | by | general

12
Oct

Day 6 – 8th October By Richard Fenwick Today has been a day of mixed emotions (more of that later). We awoke to see the 200m Barranco Wall riding up behind our camp. A few of us had seen it last night, so weren’t too surprised – those of the group who hadn’t seen it […]

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Day 5

11th October, 2011 | by | general

11
Oct

Day 5 – 7th October A Doctors Dilemma – by Dr Jim Blackburn A departure tonight, from David’s light-hearted take on events to give you a flavour of the trip from the expedition doctor’s point of view. I’m Jim, the doctor who, as it turns out, has the privilege of accompanying this happy and go […]

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Day 4

11th October, 2011 | by | general

11
Oct

Day 4 – October 6th What would Brian do… By David Taylor Things we have learned so far: 1. “waterproof” is a lie. 2. Vaseline should make their own labels. 3. If asking a porter for a thermarest, ensure it is seen before tipping the guy $20. maybe he’s just showing you to your tent. […]

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