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Thursday, May 10, 2012

10 Days Until The Climb

Hi guys, so on sunday, sixth of may, we (the Meru team and supervisors)had a six and a half hour hike up treacherous hills and slippery slopes. We are leaving on the twentieth of may. So we all had to have full packs. Mine was 13.1 kilos. We had barely any breaks and it was a lot of fun. I felt like I was going to collapse under that tremendous weight on my shoulders. Lots of people were probably feeling the same way. I really think we bonded over that hike. I guess you could call us sweat siblings. As we went along I'm not sure that everybody appreciated the beauty we were surrounded by. I think we were too busy staring at our feet and trying not to fall like dominoes. The bus ride there was filled with singing and yells of shut up to those who were singing because it was still early in the morning. After the hike we went to a really nice little lodge where we got some really tasty french fries and some well deserved soda. Some of us went into the pool for a cool off swim. It was just a day of learning and fun. I feel that we all learnt a lot on that trip, like how heavy my bag actually was and how much my feet hurt after a hike of that caliber. At one point during the day I was literally about to collapse, but I pushed through and got that hike under my bely, I conquered that mountain, and I am prepared for the treacherous trail of Mount Meru.
The picture is my Dad pointing to where I will go.

6 comments:

  1. Feel free to add your own mountaineering stories

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    1. Once I climbed a hill in my backyard...

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    2. That's nice Erkin how long did it take you to climb it and how long did it take you to prepare.

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    3. well, I've been preparing all my life. but I was never able to actually climb it, it was made out of sand and was almost 2 feet tall, then my brother kicked it so I gave up and decided to devote my life to video games. the end.

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  2. Was it harder to climb then Kilimanjaro?

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    1. many people say yes but that kilimanjaro is higher up

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