Kilimanjaro 2015

Update posted by Sandra040787 Day On Nov 30, 2015

Less than a month!!! Time to slightly panic!!! Although I'm pretty much ready to rock and roll. I've purchased lots of rehydration tablets, energy sweets etc, I've got all of my medication sorted (no malaria or yellow fever for me thank you very much) and my visa and passport are complete.

It looks like I am on track to hit target which is a major training incentive for me whilst the weather is yukky! I recently did a 16km walk (the most I will do on the mountain) and it was a long old slog once the rain set in but I managed it and felt good... Now to just do that in freezing conditions on summit night! I've also got an immensely difficult gym programme for the last 4 weeks, which will attempt to put right my knee pain. When I walk, my knees go outwards resulting in pain just under the patella. I've recently purchased custom made super feet insoles and these are a godsend! I had no knee pain throughout the 16km walk.

Not sure what else is left to say except AAAHHHHH!!! Thanks for you continued support!

S X


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Update posted by Sandra040787 Day On Nov 10, 2015

Wow! How time flies when your not expecting it!! I can't believe it's so close!!! I have everything I need to rock and roll now - The passport and visa have arrived and all that remains is for me to pull my hair out and rock back and forth whilst asking the question ? Why am I doing this!!

I can't believe the support I've had from everybody. From the donations, to the words of encouragement, to friends who have gone walking with me and pushed me beyond my comfort zone. I truly am blessed to have you all in my life! Thank you x

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Update posted by Sandra040787 Day On Oct 06, 2015

With only 2 and a half months to go it is fair to say that my nerves are shot and self doubt is creeping in. Not only have I been watching videos of people walking the mountain but the Barranco Wall looks like a serious CLIMB!!! Something that I've not prepared for... This weekend I'm excited to be catching up with a military friend to discuss kit and possibly borrow a lot of it from her. I've just started to look at visas which I will endeavour to apply for over the next couple of weeks. I also have one last set of travel vaccines to go and so it's all looking fairly real. I've been doing some walking (and getting lost) in the countryside which makes me even gladder that I have guides with me for the mountain. The one thing that drives me most of all are the charities that I'm doing this for and most sentimental to me is the fact that I'm doing it in my grandfathers memory for Parkinson's UK so there is really not a question of turning back now. I want to just give quick thanks for all your donations and belief in me it really does mean a lot.

S X



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Update posted by Sandra040787 Day On Jul 03, 2015

So this is the beautiful beast that will be attached to my back throughout!! #32litre#Deuter


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Brilliant Sandra !!!!!!

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Anonymous

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Well done hun love from me and mason

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Well done Sandy, So proud of you xx

Natalia Vazquez

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Well done you achieving your goal!

shanelle watts

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Sorry its so late but i am super proud of you for doing this, it is amazing!! xxx

Amy Rose Davies

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Sorry I didn't do this sooner! Congrats on completing such an epic challenge:)

Nina Mellor

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WELL DONE!! £17 should get you to your target :) Matt & Emily xx

Matt & Emily

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Well done. Awesome job.

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Congrats sandy!! So very proud of you and what you have achieved!! Xx

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