Tag Archives: 30th birthday

Kilimanjaro took a year off my life!

14 Nov

Hey folks,

Just a quick email to let you know that I’m back down safe and sound. And yep, on the 11/11/11 I was sitting on the top of Mt Kilimanjaro to watch the sun rise, pretty special.

On top of my final continent

My god it was bloody tough. It was my first birthday where I haven’t had a beer and have been in bed before 7pm. I will write more on my Kili trip when I get time. Big thanks to Zara Tours for getting me to the top.

Thank you all for your birthday emails, comments, donations, wishes etc. I will respond to them soon, but somehow I think this hour at the internet cafe isn’t going to be enough, but I will reply in time.

Wow, out of Africa in 7 days, back to Melbourne on the 23rd of November for a couple of weeks before heading back to NZ for summer and the writing of the book and getting the doco sorted with Sich.

So everyone on that side of the world catch you soon.

Nuthin but love Hap

Celebrating 30 on the top of Africa!

10 Oct

Hey Folks,

Well my other little dream has come true. Come the 11/11/11 I will be standing on the roof top of Africa celebrating the completion of my working the world goal, nearly 9 years in the making.

A couple of months ago someone was talking to me about Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. From that point on I couldn’t get it out of my mind that it would be the perfect spot to celebrate my 30th.

I looked into it further and then contacted Zara Tours after being recommended them. They have been awesome and fully supportive of helping me celebrate my goal. They have organised a trip for me, leaving on November 6th going via the scenic Machame route commonly known as the Whisky route and summiting on my birthday, 11/11/11 (providing I don’t get altitude sickness).

I know it’s short notice, but if you happen to be in the African neighbourhood and want to jump on board then get in contact, more the merrier. If not then you can read the blog post when I’m back.

Ohh yeah, excited.

Nuthin but love Hap