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Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis

It looks as though we are about to be hit by another storm. Storm Dennis is following hot on the heels of Storm Ciara. There is quite a lot of flooding locally and a fair bit of damage was done along the seafront in Borth and Aberystwyth but for the most part the sea defences...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 7 – The Descent

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Barafu Camp to Mweka Gate Distance: 9.92 miles Starting Elevation: 4565m Ending Elevation: 1822 Total Climbing: 3m Total Descent: 2759m Highest Elevation: 5895m Total Time: 3:26:24 Moving Time: 3:14:48 Calories: 1186 Summit to Barafu Camp What goes up must come down, so after a little while at the summit, it was...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 6 – Summit Fever

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Barafu Camp to the Summit and back Distance: 7.55 miles Starting Elevation: 4573m Ending Elevation: 5895 Total Climbing: 1227m Total Descent: 1241m Highest Elevation: 5895m Total Time: 10:01:30 Moving Time: 4:03:24 Calories: 3207 After a few hours resting but not really sleeping I heard David’s familiar voice outside my tent whispering...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 5 – Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp Distance: 2.28 miles Starting Elevation: 4033m Ending Elevation: 4573m Total Climbing: 460m Total Descent: 125m Highest Elevation: 4673m Total Time: 2:34;39 Moving Time: 1:33.01 Calories: 996 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 82% Day 5 of our trek was billed as a short one. Just a...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 4 – Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp Distance: 3.73 miles Starting Elevation: 3975m Ending Elevation: 4033m Total Climbing: 450m Total Descent: 390m Highest Elevation: 4213m Total Time: 4:09:29 Moving Time: 1:57:189 Calories: 1271 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 80% The main event today was the Baranco Wall. This for many is the...

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What’s the best way to get around on holiday?

A lot of people like to take their own car on holiday, instead of hopping on a plane. Others, however, prefer to wait until they’ve arrived before hiring a car. Is one way cheaper than the other, though? Or is there an alternative? Take your own car Some people will come back from holiday claiming...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 3 – Shira Caves to Baranco Camp

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Shira Cave to Baranco Camp Distance: 7.1 miles Starting Elevation: 3735m Ending Elevation: 3875 Total Climbing: 808m Total Descent: 650m Highest Elevation: 4498m Total Time: 7:08:19 Moving Time: 4:38:09 Calories: 1930 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 80%% Today was split into two halves, A climb up to the Lava Tower...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 2 – Machame Huts to Shira Caves

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Machame Huts to Shira Caves Distance: 3.89 miles Starting Elevation: 2981m Ending Elevation: 3736m Total Climbing: 859m Total Descent: 83m Highest Elevation: 3789m Total Time: 5:28:29 Moving Time: 1:52:03 Calories: 1343 Oxygen Saturation at end of Day: 90% After no sleep at all, I got out of bed and checked my...

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