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In three weeks I will be donning my backpack, and flying out of NZ. Destination you ask? Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa (Yes, you heard right!).

My journey will initially take me from our chilly NZ winter to tropical Thailand. From there I will travel to the sweltering heat of Nairobi where I meet my trekking group. Once prepped, we will spend around ten days making our way up and down Mount Kilimanjaro; 5,895 metres above sea level. Might I also add it will be a toe-tingling minus 30 degrees celsius! Our accomodation will be tents, and showers will be unheard-of.

It is about this time ahead of one of my hair-brain ideas that I think… “What on earth was I thinking?!” I was explaining to a friend the other day that it is a bit like childbirth the second time round; you know the outcome is going to be wonderful; but part of the journey is going to hurt like hell! 😉

I remember my trek to Everest Basecamp last year and despite the well-below freezing temperatures, it was the trip of a lifetime, so trepidation aside, I am super excited!

So team, you will be coming with me on my journey… well virtually that is.
I will be blogging and posting photos along the way…if not just to let you know that I am still alive!

Speak soon 🙂

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  1. Have a fabulous journey, Mary-Anne. You’ve set your designed your challenge, planned and prepared… now for execution and the euphoria of success. I look forward to following your trip from my cosy winter fireside?

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