Kilimanjaro: Beyond My Comfort Zone – Part 2

With my Kilimanjaro summit dream dead and gone (for this trip at least) I was brought back to Moshi in a ramshackle, bouncy 4×4 truck, driven by a park ranger obsessed with two mobile phones. On the plus side we encountered a troop of baboons hurtling along the road ahead of the truck before they…

Kilimanjaro: Beyond My Comfort Zone – Part 1

That’s me at my summit. Shira Camp 1. Kilimanjaro. Tanzania. That’s in Africa, a place I’d never planned to visit, not through any particular fear but because I was comfortable within my little bubble. I had my work, my writing, dogs, popping to the shops, mooching around Cambridge. Nice and simple and safe. Like Sheldon…

Kilimanjaro – Fundraising Expedition

See that big mountain? In January 2017 I’ll be climbing it! Not on my own of course, that would be insane. I’m going with two friends from work, together with a group of explorers who aim to raise funds for the ZSEA, Zoological Society of East Anglia I’ll get this out of the way right…