Arrival It was exciting to arrive to Manchester with only photos of people and their voices to look for at the airport arrivals hall. I got a message from our UK team that they are still 25 minutes away with … Continue reading In my head – How Team Ubuntu formed
This was the long awaited week when we went hiking to Lake District. Unfortunately I got the flu so was a bit unwell in the beginning of the week and not sure if I could even join the climbs. Luckily … Continue reading Training – W 40 Highs and lows with a lot of hiking
Third day our walk started from the jetty at Hawse End where you can get to by boat from the town. The boat runs regularly but not too often so you should check the timetable in advance. It is also … Continue reading Finding high places – Lake district challenge, Cat Bells, England day 3
After day 1 I was pretty knackered to start with, but a good night sleep helped a lot. Still the morning started a bit disoriented because I could not find my iron pills and I was sure I packed them … Continue reading Finding high places – Lake district challenge, Skiddaw, England day 2
The morning was full of excitement as we all gathered for breakfast looking forward to the coming day. The weather forecast promised cloudy, part sunny and possibility of a bit of rain so that was a lot better than the … Continue reading Finding high places – Lake district challenge, Grag hill, England day 1
Almost there. Passport packed and at the airport. Jiggles in the tummy and of course sore throat which I hope will pass with a good nights sleep. I do have a bit more in the suitcase than these though 🙂 … Continue reading Lake District 3 peak challenge here we come!
In short this is my company’s challenge to raise money for Unicef UK through teams of employees climbing to Kilimanjaro. There are three different groups; one, two and three so far, and I am part of group three going up … Continue reading What challenge, why Kilimanjaro and why me?
As part of our preparation to Kilimanjaro we are all doing a “test challenge/climb” first week of October 2019 in the Lake District National park North West England. We will be climbing three separate fells Helvellyn 950 m, Skiddaw 931 … Continue reading Finding high places – Three Peak Challenge is approaching fast!
Our summer holiday trip was intended to be also a sort of testing trip for the gear. Wanted to test the equipment and of course wear the shoes in so I won’t have problems at Kili. Second reason was to … Continue reading Getting the gear together – Testing results after Lapland/Norway trip
As we are heading hiking soon to Lapland on our holiday it makes sense to use the time there to test the gear. Got the boots and poles so bought the day bag also from sale along with rain cover … Continue reading Getting the gear together- Day bag