Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Vegetarian Failure! Dealing with the guilt.


It was a long struggle to make the choice to go vegetarian but once the decision was made, I found it surprisingly easy.


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 6 - the village where Hassan lives


After the effort and the emotional high of Toubkal, day 6 was a much needed calm down. Staying in Hassan's village and experiencing a hammam and drinking mint tea.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 5 - actual Toubkal day!!!!


4167 metres above sea level! Highest day of the trip, the day I'd been working towards for months!

It was a massive fitness achievement for me and an incredible view. I remember when my biggest fitness achievement was managing to run for 5 mins, then 15 mins, then 5k. And there was the first time I managed to touch my toes. Since then, my fitness achievements haven't felt so massive - going up weights in kettlebells, learning different punches, dashing up 15 flights of stairs with relative ease - these achievements feel smaller than those initial ones. Toubkal felt like a big deal though.

This post is full of joy.


Monday, 15 August 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 4 - altitude struggles in the Atlas Mountains


This day of the trip was my struggle day. I think the whole group suffered mild effects of the altitude which include headaches, nausea, appetite loss, shortness of breath and trouble sleeping.


Saturday, 6 August 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 2 - The Atlas Mountains!


7 am breakfast (accidentally buttered a slice of cake, thinking it was bread – it was delicious), 8 am we were on the bus to the mountains!


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 1 - Marrakech!


So I'm finally putting up posts about my trip to the Atlas Mountains...in a slightly different format to my usual posts. I'm basically posting my trip journal, with pictures. So there's a bit more writing and a bit more detail than usual. I'm splitting it at each day and I'm beginning in Marrakech, tired and sweaty!