A big thank you to Jack Harrison, a personal trainer from Hampshire Health. Jack has very kindly offered to train or should I say ‘beast’ Steve and I every week for an hour to get us fir for our Sahara challenge.
Now really how hard could it be !!!!! A quick warm up on a cross trainer, whilst jack sorted out some weights and an area to train. Then he tells us we are going to do an accumulator program. A what?
Well my rucksack has finally arrived, as have my boots. I have also bought my water bladder, which will help me carry the 3 litres of water I need every day to stay hydrated. The rucksack is a little larger than the minimum recommended, but the way I see it, I would rather have more space than not enough.
I still have medical equipment to get together and I have an appointment Thursday at the travel clinic to see what vaccinations I need. Great….needles !!!!!
A big thank you to James Mant and Steve Greenfield of Greenfield Insurance Services, who have very kindly donated £200.00 towards Paul Curtis and Steve Powell’s Charity Sahara Desert trek in February.
We are both very grateful for your support as are the Rainbow Centre and the many children they help.
Thank you to Ray Khan, Jayne Morris and all the staff at Khan Morris Accountants for their kind sponsorship of £200.00 towards our Charity Sahara Desert Trek.
Without corporate sponsorship’s like this it would not be possible to attempt a challenge of this magnitude. The Rainbow Centre, Steve Powell and I are all very grateful to you.
Fancy this for a Bush Tucker Trial
I didn’t know when I signed up for this trip that I could be spending the night with more than just my snoring tent mate ?
This LITTLE creature is a camel spider…..and yes it can get that big. I hate spiders and I am not going to go anywhere near one of these and there is nothing Ant or Dec can do about it.
Have I really been roped into spending 5 days walking for up to 8 hours a day in the Sahara desert……..sharing a tent with a guy I hardly know…god I hope he doesn’t snore !!
The Sahara desert is known as one of the harshest places on the planet…..am I mad? Well if u ask anyone who knows me.. they would all say … yes he’s mad.
So why do it? Well a friend of mine said he was bored of attending raffles, treasure hunts and skittles evening…all in aid of a good cause. Not that there is anything wrong with these but he wanted to do a challenge…something that would raise thousands of pounds and not hundreds….and push him physically and mentally! Sounds like fun.. I’ m in. Continue reading
Thanks to Raglan at Mindsheet for getting the website up and going this morning. A real expert. Great site name; easily remembered. It already looks the business, even though we’ve only done the basics. Can’t wait ’til the final version in a couple of days! Continue reading
We are embarking on a massive challenge in early 2012 to raise funds for a fantastic local charity. Trekking in the Sahara Desert is going to be a huge challenge as neither of the team have ever done anything like it before – 5 days for about 6 or 7 hours a day walking acrosss the sand in that heat – but WE WILL do it!