Taking up the challenge

Sometimes you have to do something that scares you and this terrifies me. I’ve decided to join Carly Rowena on her Kilimanjaro challenge.

Why? Probably because I’m turning 30 this year and although I’m not worried about getting older I feel I haven’t travelled as much as I would have liked to. In fact, I’ve never been outside of Europe. I spent most of my twenties focused on qualifying as a solicitor. I didn’t really have the cash or the time for travelling. Now that I’ve achieved that goal I want to make sure I see a bit of the world because I know that pretty soon Mr H and I will be busy doing other things. So I’d been thinking about going on some sort of adventure for a little while.

Which is why when I saw Carly’s post about her trip to Kilimanjaro I started to give it some serious thought. And when I told my friends I was considering it they told me to go for it. But I was still worried, what if I got malaria? what if I get really bad altitude sickness and don’t make it to the summit? what if I’m not fit enough? But after some long discussions with Mr H I knew if I didn’t take this opportunity I would regret it.

So I signed up. And now I have just over 6 months to prepare myself for perhaps the biggest challenge of my life, and honestly, once the initial fear subsided I realised I actually can’t wait.

Have you climbed Kilimanjaro? Any tips you can share?

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