I’m always someone that likes to challenge myself and when an opportunity from Ultra Adventures came along to climb Kilimanjaro, I was instantly interested!
Being a former Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor I’ve been physically and mentally pushed to my limits but this trip was something different. There were 15 of us who started, all complete strangers to me but by the end of the 7 days, from what we experienced, I now consider them much more than friends! The local support crew from Ashanti Tours were incredible and made the trip that extra bit special.
Machu Picchu is, deservedly so, one of the seven wonders of the world. Most people have seen photographs of it but few have seen it in real life, in all its glory.
Machu Picchu is Peru’s most famous Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres above sea level, it stretches over an impressive 5-mile distance with over 3,000 stone steps. It is believed to have been a royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca leaders. For hundreds of years the citadel was abandoned and its existence was only known to people living in the region until 1911 when it was discovered by American archaeologist Hiram Bingham.
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