So Far So Good
We have been truly overwhelmed with the support and encouragement we have received from everyone in and outside the Trade. We have begun our training with Be Military Fit. We have become a team, motivating and helping each other. We’ve now become great friends too.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 14/8/19
Today I had the pleasure and privilege of introducing the Cabbies to my favourite part of the world and my favourite challenge …. The North Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge! … What a day!!
The first of the 3 Peaks is Pen-Y-Ghent, 2.227 feet and is the smallest of the three. Believe me, there is nothing small about this mountain.
The second of the 3 Peaks is Whernside, 2,415 feet and the highest of the 3 … it’s a long gruelling slog to reach the summit!!
They absolutely blew me away with their performance, commitment and all round brilliant team work! They are broken …. but buzzing with their achievement and becoming lifetime members of the Prestigious Yorkshire 3 Peaks club!!
Congratulations boys .. you smashed it!! …. fantastic preparation for Kilimanjaro!!
The team were magnificent. I’m proud to be involved with them. No one had ever walked this distance before. It was BRUTAL, smashed us to bits but as a TEAM we pulled through. More pictures and reports to follow. We are officially READY.
by Tim King
From 5 to 3 Fat to Now
With Thanks to Tim King Movies
BOXHILL TRAINING WALK
On Wednesday 17th July the CDK Team met in a deserted car park in Boxhill, Surrey at 6 am for another training hike to get us ready. This time we were all on our own and none of us had done this hike before. It had been recommended to us as a good warm-up for Kilimanjaro and it was not false intel. These training days are invaluable to us, not only for the fitness side but for also for checking our kit. We have to judge how much food and drink we carry and what other bits of kit we might need. If we make the wrong choice when climbing Kili it could have big consequences. Weight is kept to a minimum, every 2lb you carry becomes 8lb extra pressure on your knees when going downhill and we are not spring chickens …. more like mothered hens! We had decided
JOHN "DRILLER" DILLANE GETS HIS RED BIB FROM BMF
29th May 2019
7th January 2019
with special thanks to Action Challenge
So this was another BIG weekend for Cabbies Do Kili in preparation to climb Kilimanjaro. With just 5 months to go Be Military Fit has been putting us through the paces and upping our fitness. Morale was high and although Rosh was not on this trip he is confident he will be ready for the Big One. After a long 6 hour drive to North Wales we enjoyed a Team Building evening at a hotel just outside Snowdonia and prepared well with a few beers and up to a full English Breakfast, very rarely enjoyed by us now!! But before a big climb it’s was a treat and we all enjoyed it (I could tell just by the sound effects 😁) It was Judith’s turn to drive and a fine job he made of it. Team spirit is great and there was banter all the way. We arrived at the Youth Hostel and was shown to
KINDER SCOUT WEEKEND
with special thanks to Tim King
What a weekend CDK had! It certainly was very testing
Huge thanks to Tim King for creating this masterpiece.
It was meant to be a training weekend, the first time we had all been away together as a TEAM. Firstly, a massive THANK YOU to Tim King who sat down with me a while ago and decided what would be best for us and he did not disappoint. The first day was high winds and the climb up to Kinder Scout, one of the highest peaks in the Peak District. We found it hard going but it was great to be actually out in similar terrain and gradients as it will be on Mount Kilimanjaro. The going was pretty slow, Rosh particularly found it tough as he is a bit behind with the training as he has been dealing with all the administration for us. We all had to dig very deep to complete the climb and then descend down the legendary Jacobs Ladder, it was a real test and a constant pounding to
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Our first Training Session in Regents Park
15TH JANUARY 2019
We are hoping to make this a monthly event and if you would like to come and join us we would be more than happy for you to train with us. We post date and time on Twitter so please follow us at @cabbiesdokili