I woke up at 5 am and managed to eat even some breakfast before my taxi arrived. Everything went smooth and I was at the airport well on time before the boarding. Ate my second breakfast as I was already … Continue reading KIlimanjaro – Day 1 – Travel day
No way you can avoid it. You have to pack at some point. I did try to avoid it until the last minute, but since I won’t have time to pack tomorrow, decided to do it on the weekend and … Continue reading Packing done and goodbyes
Got the doctors approval letter for Kili and my hemoglobin levels are also now OK back to “my normal” which is around 120-125 but ferritin level is still too low and I need to keep taking iron. Training front. Not … Continue reading Training – W3/2020 Back to gym and good news
End of the year is approaching fast and I’ve been able to train fairly well lately. I am trying to go to the gym twice a week to either classes or just generally to train. Running on the treadmill makes … Continue reading Training W51 – Year ending and Kili preparations
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?
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
With some good after midsummer sales I decided to start looking into the kit list suggested. There a quite a few things that I need to get, but luckily there is also plenty of time. But most important things first, … Continue reading Getting the gear together – Boots
Here I am at my parents house in Finland waiting for my eldest son to arrive with train that was VERY late. Tomorrow we will head out to summer cottage for a few days for a well deserved break. Getting … Continue reading Midsummer in Finland – time to launch the site!