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

TANZANIA | Tue, 21 Apr 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [450]

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 [337]

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 [715]

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

Yukon Arctic Ultra 2015

CANADA | Mon, 6 Apr 2015 | By ryanshaw72 | Views [158]

Before the Race I left the UK on Wednesday 4th February, from London Heathrow.  This flight took me to Vancouver, Canada, where I had to transfer to another internal fight to Whitehorse, which is where the race would start.  It was a long ... Read more >

Tags: extreme, freezing, ice, overflow, snow, trekking, yukon

Frustration – AHH – Why am I not achieving more – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 31 Mar 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [412] | Comments [2]

Frustration that everything I have planned to do isn’t happening as quickly as I would like it to, who can relate to that? Frustration in what has probably been the most trying week of my working career; I have been feeling poorly again. No ... Read more >

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

Panic – There is not enough time – Goal setting – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 24 Mar 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [338]

Six months. Not long now, and short enough to generate a fear of failure. Today’s thought was fear of not succeeding. Six months today I will be starting the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.   Today the realisation of the size of the task ... Read more >

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

The Road To Mandalay

MYANMAR | Mon, 23 Mar 2015 | By langkawi21 | Views [144] | Comments [2]

Myanmar (aka Burma) Minglabah. Neither of us really knew what to expect here and maybe we picked the wrong month to visit. Myanmar was hot, incredibly hot at 38C, it was dusty, so dusty and a smoky haze lay over the country the whole time we were ... Read more >

Tags: dust, heat, oily food, pagodas, sick, trekking

Mount Solitary

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 18 Mar 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [333]

"Well, this is some nice, flat, forest walking," I muse. "Yeah, it can't last forever," Dad responded quickly, like we'd been having the same thoughts. We knew a mountain summit was in today's section of the 3-day, 30-kilometer hike we'd started, ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, challenges, hikes, mountains, trekking

Getting the right help, at the right time – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 17 Mar 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [284]

In the last blog I was talking about surrounding yourself with the right people, to achieve your vision, but I have realised you also need to have the right support around you, which has helped me no end recently. This support for me recently has ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, killimanjaro, summit, trekking

How do you follow the last blog, Surrounding yourself with the right people – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Mon, 9 Mar 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [352]

In the last blog two weeks ago I was talking about having a vision, goals to aim for and the need for having plans to achieve these, not to mention the small item of having a baby a couple of weeks before I climb Kilimanjaro. With this news, a crazy ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, climb, kilimanjaro, summit, tanzania, trekking

Trekking Poles Will Make Your Life Better... And Your Triceps Sexier.

CHILE | Fri, 6 Mar 2015 | By thehappytalent | Views [75]

Five boyfriends ago, I used to think that walking sticks -- err, trekking poles -- were dorky, overpriced and pointless. I'm not old, so why do I need sticks to help me hike? But then he invited me on a backpacking trip, and he convinced me not to ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, gear, torres del paine, trekking

Myanmar (Burma) Jan 21st - Feb 16th 2015

MYANMAR | Mon, 16 Feb 2015 | By sarahkcliff | Views [71]

Myanmar what a beuatiful country. This country is truly magical. Every thing from the people and with such uplifting smiling faces to incredible pagodas on every corner. Our trip started in Mandalay, here we spent three days visiting different ... Read more >

Tags: bagan, hsipaw, inle lake, kalaw, kykume, mandalay, monywa, pywn oo lwin, sunsets, trekking

The First One - Killimanjaro Blog

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 5 Feb 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [719] | Comments [2]

 I am Tony Mattravers, a married father of one who has wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for many years. About two years ago, I was three and a half stone heavier than I am now, but took a decision to change my life, as I was not doing any exercise ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, killimanjaro, summit, trekking

The Great Ocean Walk

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 20 Jan 2015 | By a_and_a | Views [135]

Apollo Bay-Elliot Ridge Day 1 is full of nerves, excitement and an anxious need to start. We arrived around 1pm and, after collecting a map, bus schedule, and a quick phone recharge sat down to eat our first hiker/camper meal- tuna & beans. Not ... Read more >

Tags: australia, great ocean walk, trekking

Trekking in the hills of Inle

MYANMAR | Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By kamzam | Views [140]

Next day we headed out for a 2 day trek round the surrounding mountains. We were originally planning to do the famous Inle to Kalaw trek but where convinced by the many locals that the surrounding nature is just as beautiful and if you do not have a ... Read more >

Tags: burma, inle lake, kalaw, myanmar, road less travelled, trekking

Happiness is Clean Feet

COLOMBIA | Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By peacepigs | Views [97]

Woke up bright and early for our big trip to Valle del Cocora, Colombia's treasured landscape. In order to get from Salento to the valley (where your long hike begins) you have to jump into one of these Willys Jeeps from WWII. These Jeeps, which comfortably ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, hummingbirds, salento, trekking, valle del cocora, wax palms

Magic of Inle Lake

MYANMAR | Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By kamzam | Views [125]

The overnight VIP bus dropped us from Yangon to Inle Lake, or more accurately, Nyaungshwe. This is the city to which you need to buy your bus ticket and where you are most likely going to stay as it has most accommodation food options.   I ... Read more >

Tags: burma, inle lake, myanmar, red mountain winery, trekking

The KHOUPUM waterfalls

INDIA | Thu, 25 Dec 2014 | By enigmatickounu | Views [104]

After two days of continuous walking on mountains we finally reach one of the beauty place on earth in Manipur state, INDIA.  We walk around 62 plus kilometers by foot from Bishenpur to reach the Khoupum waterfalls. It was an amazing experience ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

It's Time To Go

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By langkawi21 | Views [292] | Comments [7]

After years of saving and months of preparation, s o we are off again for a new adventure and what a start it has been to our 2 years away from Australia. Shawn finished worked on 18th Dec 2014 and a lot of Andrew's family came out for an ... Read more >

Tags: australia, christmas, family, friends, new zealand, trekking, wedding

Taupo

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 3 Dec 2014 | By a_and_a | Views [164]

Hello! Once again I write as we wait to be transported to our next stop. It seems like the only opportunity we really have to write as our days are so packed (and there’s usually wifi near the bus stop). We have just completed our time in Taupo ... Read more >

Tags: mount doom, taupo, trekking


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