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So what is it going to be like? - Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 25 Aug 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [445]

8 days until the baby’s due date and 28 days until I leave for Kilimanjaro. I have been doing a lot of reading, so I thought I would share. Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest peak standing in at 19,340 which also classifies it as ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, panic, panic, summit, trekking

Wibble, wobble, Wibble - I’m not going to Kilimanjaro- Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 18 Aug 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [431]

  So it’s happened! I’ve wobbled over the sheer enormousness of the challenge I have ahead of me and more importantly, the fact I will be leaving my wife, son (as he goes to school) and couple of week old baby, for 12 nights. Lots ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, panic, panic, summit, trekking

What it takes for this Somerset Man to be prepared for Kilimanjaro! - Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Wed, 12 Aug 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [436]

Three weeks to go until the due date of our second child, seven weeks to go until I head off to climb the tallest free standing mountain in the world. I have been asked a lot of questions about my training, about how I fit it all in. Most people ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, panic, panic, summit, trekking

The ONE person I could not do this without – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 4 Aug 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [919]

I may be walking up Kilimanjaro on my own, but there is one person in my life that has helped to make all this possible. During our lives we all meet amazing people, sometimes for a few minutes, sometimes for a few weeks, sometimes for longer and ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, panic, panic, summit, trekking

Oh you have changed – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 28 Jul 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [569]

YES I have   It is my first day of holiday after finishing working for Oxford Innovation on the GrowthAccelerator service and I am out the door at 615am for a conversation with a business connection! Ouch you may think, but I ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, panic, panic, summit, trekking

Saying Goodbye - Kilimanjaro blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 21 Jul 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [445]

As I walk down the platform of the train station, day bag on my back, heading off for a full weekend of hiking along the south west coast path planned, I feel a sense of sadness. Sadness at missing my family for two and a bit days, missing my wife and ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, panic, panic, summit, trekking

So why did I choose to support Cruse Bereavement Care Somerset- Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 7 Jul 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [896]

13 years ago on Friday 3 rd May 2002, I had finished for the day and was working in the garage on my Triumph Herald. My friend and housemate in my first house, Darren (Daz) came into the garage and said he was going to West Bay on his motorbike, a ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, panic, panic, summit, trekking

It is all my adventure now – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 30 Jun 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [379]

I had confirmation this week about something I had guessed, that a friend of mine who had chosen to join my trip, has now decided not to complete the challenge.   This stirred the emotions up inside me, is it better or worse on my own? ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, mid life crise, panic, panic, summit, trekking

Father’s Day – So much can happen in a year – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Wed, 24 Jun 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [383]

A year ago this weekend, my lovely boy bought me a pair of socks for Father’s Day. So what? So much! This meant that my wife fully supported my plan to climb Kilimanjaro which as she reminded me this last weekend, is now only 13 weeks away. ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, mid life crise, panic, panic, summit, trekking

On the way to the top (which smells of cinnamon)

POLAND | Tue, 9 Jun 2015 | By ephemeral | Views [111]

My eyes are getting filled with tears. I have had enough! I am too tired to make even one more step. I am sitting down on the ground, refusing co-operation. We are half way through, that is the most difficult to accept - there is no coming back. We have ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, climbing, how i started to travel, katrina dybzynska, my father, strength, travelling with kids, trekking

Abel-Tasman-National-Park

NEW ZEALAND | Mon, 8 Jun 2015 | By boutdumonde | Views [98]

Abel Tasman national park est le plus petit des parcs nationaux de nouvelle Zélande (225.3 km2). II est situé entre  Golden Bay et Tasman Bay au nord de l'ile du sud. Il a été nomé ainsi après qu'Abel Tasman ... Read more >

Tags: beach, trekking

Cameron Highlands- Day 11- 15

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jun 2015 | By emiliepb | Views [68]

The journey to the highlands was one of our most difficult. Leaving Pangkor was difficult and from Lumut we had to wait over an hour to catch our bus to Ipoh to catch another bus. We had no clue which bus was ours and got delayed in Ipoh. Finally arriving ... Read more >

Tags: boh tea plantation, cameron highlands, strawberry farm, trekking

Georgetown on my mind

USA | Tue, 2 Jun 2015 | By thegirlinthedocs | Views [138]

Like with the holiday to Tuscany when we went to South Carolina last year mainly because we really like Nicholas Sparks novels that are set in the Carolina's and after the in land villages of Tuscany we had to do the beaches for my sister that loves ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, rain, south carolina, trekking, weather

What We Seek We Don't Find

INDONESIA | Wed, 27 May 2015 | By makara | Views [43]

It was a 3-day holiday before exam week starts. We don’t have much time, but as it was our luck, we arrived 10 hours late, shivering all night in the too-cold air-conditioned executive class bus. It was still a long way to go, a public transportation ... Read more >

Tags: backpack, hidden beach, trekking

Bridging Gaps; Nature’s way!

INDIA | Tue, 5 May 2015 | By castawa_ycastie | Views [138]

We are from a place so deific; here, where the air is enriched with the sweetness rendered by Nature that has bounced off from the rolling hills onto the flowing rivers to us; the cycle thus so repeating in oneself. We are from a land of serendipity ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, backpacking, india, meghalaya, nature, root bridges, trek, trekking

Day 9- Khoa Sok- JUNGLE TREK

THAILAND | Sat, 2 May 2015 | By emiliepb | Views [72]

Its not easy to remember everything when you come to write it all down here- seems there's always something to write and something to slip your mind. One thing I forgot to mention yesterday was the fireflies, think its my first time seeing them, ... Read more >

Tags: jungle, khoa sok, trekking

Talking to the Professionals – Realising why it is so important – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 28 Apr 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [403]

This weekend I spent on a TrekPrep weekend, run by a client of mine Dave Stewart, MD of The Fresh Air Learning Company. The joining pack stated “An awesome weekend of fun and fresh air, preparing you for the mighty ascent of Kilimanjaro, the highest ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, mid life crise, panic, panic, summit, trekking

Taking time to see what is around you? – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 21 Apr 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [528]

The news on my friend, brother in law and personal cycling trainer is that he dislocated his shoulder, collar bone and broke a bone in his elbow, so is currently off his bike.   Not to let this stop me, I got out for some great training over ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, mid life crise, panic, panic, summit, trekking

Preparing for the unexpected! – Now what? – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 14 Apr 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [389]

You may remember that my recent blog talked about not being well. I never expected to be practically bed bound for three days with a virus. Or to hear the news when I woke up on Saturday lunchtime, that the best mountain biker I know was in A&... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, mid life crise, panic, panic, summit, trekking

Taking Time out – The importance of it – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Wed, 8 Apr 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [766]

Today is Tuesday 7 th April, my Birthday. You may wonder why I am writing this blog but hopefully the points I am discussing will make sense, these are even more relevant today.   I have had a long Easter break and realised that it has been ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, frustration, hard work, killimanjaro, panic, panic, summit, trekking


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