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Below are the 12 most recent journal entries recorded in climb_kili06's LiveJournal:

Monday, June 12th, 2006
10:45 pm
The Climb (Part Three)
A quick recap on how Day Four is supposed to work: Get an early start in, and be treking by 0800, aiming for an early lunch at around 1200 or 1300 at Karanga, and arriving into Barafu Camp for 1530 - a quick bite to eat (for anyone who actually can still eat at 4600m) and then get our heads down and get some sleep before waking at 2300 to start climbing at midnight.

Keep that in mind. It has some bearing on what actually went down.

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Sunday, June 11th, 2006
11:26 pm
The Climb (Part Two)
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I woke in the night again, and here, under the ever-closer mountain, I could see both the clear stars and the lights of Moshi, and the silhouette of what we were up against, the shape quite clearly visible from the stars it blotted out.
Sunday, March 19th, 2006
12:00 pm
The Climb (Part One)
We wake early and eat a quick breakfast, before loading up the buses and starting the drive to the park gate.

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Friday, March 3rd, 2006
6:27 pm
The Climb (Part Zero)
These entries are partly as I wrote them at the time and partly post-edited. This may well make the styling and tense a little uneven. Mea culpa.

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11:42 am
Gosh, I can't believe I haven't updated since the last entry.

I meant to do it before I left, but preparations got so hectic that it must have slipped my mind.

So, the first thing I should do is say that I made it back and in one piece, and so did everyone else on my expedition.

Sadly, none of us made the top of Kilimanjaro. I'll tell the full story soon, but when you hear what happened, I think you'll be glad we all made it down safely. Given the circumstances, reaching the summit was less important than it might have seemed prior to the trip.

Anyway, I'm back now. I've added a gallery to this journal and am uploading the pictures as i type.

Ah, it's finished. Here are the photos of the climb. They're in a slightly strange order, as the analogue photos (20 of them) have filenames which precede the digital ones. I'll try and fix the galery formatting and annotate them when I get a minute, but for now, enjoy.
Friday, November 25th, 2005
7:20 pm
How Much the Pub Quiz Raised
The final total, including a contribution from the landlord of the pub (the Prince Arthur in Euston) was: £175

Thank you to everyone for such a fantastic result. I'm off down there in a bit, and will be attempting to organise another one.

The excellent part of this news is that with a physical collection from my mum, and matching from my employer, we've reached the 80% target needed for the 9th Dec - and in fact there's not far to go for the full total.

Thank you all once again - you're great.
Thursday, November 17th, 2005
11:04 pm
Monday, November 7th, 2005
10:48 pm
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
8:24 am
Friday, October 14th, 2005
11:30 am
Saturday, October 8th, 2005
10:11 am
First Long Walk
Put in a decent week's training this week:

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Monday, October 3rd, 2005
11:59 pm
First Post

This is my journal about training and preparing for my trip to Kili next Feb.

First off, an great big Thank You to everyone who's sponsored me so far. Your support means so much to me - we've raised over a third of the target already. There's still a long way to go, and I need to reach 2300 pounds by the 9th of Dec, so if you haven't sponsored me yet, please do. You can see the running total here.

On the training front, things are going well. I ran my personal best time for 5k last week (21:50) and I'm kicking off a programme of walking home from work at least once a week (it's about 7 miles). I also walked home to Islington from Goodge Street tonight (about 3-4 miles). I know there's a long way to go, but we have to start somewhere.

In other good news, it seems that two of my colleagues are joining me in the trek. They're not people I know yet, so I'm trying to arrange to meet them and get to know them and swap training and fund-raising ideas.

Right, I should get some sleep - I'm training tomorrow.
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