No turning back!

The other day, I paid my deposit, thus securing my place on the Climb Your Mountain’s first Everest Base Camp trip! It’s pretty exciting yet nerve-racking stuff…

I have approximately 8 months to raise a further £2750.

Get myself into reasonable shape (which is going to be tough!)

Prepare myself mentally for the possibility of lack of sleep due to being so blinkin cold.

Trying to stop worrying about having an overactive bladder at night-time (possibly due to all the water you drink, or the diamox, who knows….this I experienced on Kili, much to the confusion of my tent buddy!) Walking out of your tent in pitch darkness on the side of a mountain is a rather odd feeling! (Getting up about 10 times in a night didn’t help my issue with the cold)

And the biggest dilemma, do I dust off my Puppy eaten boots which successfully saw me up and down Kili, or do I treat myself to a new pair?

Half way up the Barranco Wall (Kilimanjaro) I sit and ponder...

Half way up the Barranco Wall (Kilimanjaro) I sit and ponder…


10 Responses to No turning back!

  1. Tania @ Larger Family Life March 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Wow! What an amazing adventure! I’m looking forward to following it!

  2. kobi Klaf March 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    This is amazing Carly… I am glad to read that you are so adventurous!
    Best of luck from The Nomadic Family

  3. Phil June 11, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Loving the blog Carly! I got back from Kilimanjaro last week and was just in the process of writing it up, as you’ve done.

    I also went up Everest basecamp two years ago – I remember that being a lot easier, haha! I also did a write-up of that – feel free to check out it out at:

    It’s very similar to what you’re doing – equipment lists and day-by-day accounts. Hope you find it useful! Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions.
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    • Carly June 11, 2013 at 9:27 am #

      Hi Phil, Thanks for your comment…I was wondering how Everest Base Camp would compare to Kilimanjaro…I guess a lot depends on whether you suffer with altitude of not…thankfully my time on Kili was Ok, but that’s not to say i won’t suffer in Nepal. Will definitely be checking out your posts on it all!


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