Hiking the Larapinta end-to-end solo: part 2

I woke up on day nine to some ice on my tent and decided I was not getting up yet. So I sat in my sleeping bag and cooked my breakfast from inside my tent. I saw the Trek Larapinta group walking through at 7.30am all rugged up and I waved to them from inside…

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Hiking the Larapinta end-to-end solo: part 1

I left Telegraph Station at 9am on July 4th and a few kilometres later I was thinking, ‘bloody hell this pack weighs a bit’, and then, ‘it’s pretty bloody hot’, and then, ‘shit I think I’ve gone off the trail’, and then, I kicked a rock, tripped and fell and blood was dripping down my…

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Tanzania’s (big) little hill

I called Kilimanjaro “just a little hill” to myself in the weeks leading up to my climb just so I didn’t freak out too much. In the days before I even started to wonder why the hell I had decided to do it in the first place. I’d done no acclimatisation and only a little…

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