Thursday, 19 November 2009


What an amazing two trips we had on Kilimanjaro.
Our first trip was with Help for Hero's with 5 founded soldiers which had loads of press coverage, I even made it onto GMTV so I'm now famous.
The lads were amazing all 5 made it to the summit and we only had 2 members out of the whole team not summit due to altitude sickness.
We had some tough weather over the 7 day climb plenty of rain and snow but thankfully on summit night we had good weather for the climb but unfortunately the summit was pretty much a white out.

The lads were a great inspiration and real hero's never was anything to much of a problem for them and we had some great laughs along the way.
The was even a Guinness World record broken for the first ascent of Kilimanjaro on crouches.
I must say I think the descent on the buggy deserved a world record for the first Tanzanian Bob sledge Team. Check out the video for yourself.

After 24hrs in Moshi just enough time to recharge the batteries.

A new team of climbers arrived and we were off to the summit once again this time we were doing a 6 day climb so less time to acclimatise.

The new team of climbers were keen a mustard and kept up great spirits as once again we had rain, snow and thankfully the last 2 days we had sunshine just enough time dry out our kit before summit night.

Summit night is always a tough night no matter how times you climb Kili and the feeling of triumph is always there.
19 out of 21 summited which is great credit to the group who supported each other the whole way.

Once back down in Moshi we hit the bar then showers and then back to the bar for a great night out Moshi.

They were two incredible trips both fantastic groups and it was great to back out in Tanzania.

Can't wait for next year now.