Posts Tagged ‘Climbing’

It’s all about Sir Isaac Newton’s law – “What goes up must come down.”

It’s all about Sir Isaac Newton’s law – “What goes up must come down.”

Apologies are in order to our followers for the sudden stop in the saga of 81-year-old Jerry Martindale’s successful summit of Kilimanjaro. We last left Jerry’s story on a happy note, with the knowledge that he was in good shape still after his summit along with the 2 extra nights he spent at Millennium and […]

Focus until you see crystal

Focus until you see crystal

No rich black coffee at my side and no office working space wrapped around me when my phone started vibrating angrily against my leg whilst standing in a supermarket yesterday 20th June at around 17.30. First I saw a missed call and the icon for a message delivered. Checked the missed call to see Paul […]

Minus 10 degrees C – a chilly night on Kili

Minus 10 degrees C – a chilly night on Kili

Fitting into my regular pattern of vibrating phone and morning coffee, happy again to see Paul’s message come singing in giving me the update from the Bivy camp location. Not a huge update to add as the message was pretty short but went like this; Very cold last night, temps dropping to minus 10 degrees […]

Onward and upward – Jerry prepares for the summit

Onward and upward – Jerry prepares for the summit

Once again before I had finished my first coffee this morning my mobile phone jumped to life and started vibrating at my workstation. At these early hours of the morning this usually means somebody is not coming in to work and are off to the doctors for one thing or another!! This morning however it […]

Peanuts and Ice (Karanga na Barafu) Jerry goes solo!!

Peanuts and Ice (Karanga na Barafu) Jerry goes solo!!

Barafu Camp – courtesy of Bruce and Jason Leader 2010 kili challenge There have been a few developments and happenings from the slopes of Kilimanjaro since my last update, Kili Challenge of a lifetime! The new news is that Maddy after picking up a stomach bug somewhere in Arusha decided as her condition had not […]

Maddy and Jerry – Kili challenge of a life time

Maddy and Jerry – Kili challenge of a life time

A short update for family, friends and followers of a Kili challenge that is now on Day 4. Due to the trek beginning on the western side of the mountain in heavy forest, communications over the first few days on these lower stages has been a little trying. However we did speak with Paul Silwamba […]