Madame Ovary's Pelvic Trust

A story about a girl who, on a whim, decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.





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Infograph: Why I’m climbing Kilimanjaro this summer, who I’m climbing for, and why you should donate. 

I’m heading on over to Adventure HQ today to look at gear for my trip in four months (read: I’m shitting bricks and need to know how broke I’ll be when I get back). Some wonderful members of the community have already expressed interest in loaning me some of their unused equipment for the trip, which is great! This means I’ll have more resources to donate to the RTLA. If any of you have some of the below items on hand (not underwear, thanks!), and wouldn’t mind helping a sister out by loaning them to me, (or Azher from Flea 4 Charity) for a couple of weeks, I’d be more than grateful.

All the help I can get is welcome, and there’s even a donate box on the right-hand sidebar. Remember, my target is to raise USD 10,000 for The Right to Live Association.

:)

Progress reports when I get back!



Technical clothing
Waterproof jacket
Insulated jacket
Soft jacket
Long sleeve shirt - moisture wicking
Short sleeve shirt - moisture wicking
Waterproof pants with side zipper
Hiking pants
Fleece pants
Shorts
Long underwear - moisture wicking
Underwear - moisture wicking
Sports bras

Headwear
Brimmed hat for sun protection
Knit hat
Balaclava
Bandana

Handwear
Warm waterproof gloves
Thin synthetic glove liners

Footwear
Hiking boots, warm, waterproof, broken in (ankle support)
Trail/running shoes
Thick socks (preferably wool)
Sock liners
Waterproof gaiters

Accessories
Sunglasses
Waterproof backpack cover
Poncho
32 oz waterbottle
Towel
Pee bottle (lol!)
Plastic bags

Equipment
Warm sleeping bag
Sleeping bag liner
Trekking poles
Head lamp with extra batteries
Non metal duffel bag  Donated by the lovely Mohammed Parham aka @wildpeeta
Daypack for personal gear

Other
Toiletries
Prescriptions
Sunscreen
Lip balm with SPF
Insect repellent containing DEET
First aid kit
Hand sanitiser
Dettol wipes
Wet wipes
Toilet paper
High calorie lightweight snacks
Small pencil and notebook
Still camera - extra batteries
Video camera  - extra batteries

It’s official. I’m climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August this year, raising funds for The Right to Live Association in Egypt with adventure travel company Wild Guanabana.  
In a region where the understanding of intellectual disability is overlooked and where people would rather sweep those issues under the carpet, the Right to Live Association (RLTA) is a rights committee founded by a group of parents and caretakers of children with mental disabilities in 1981. Since its inception, the RTLA has fought for the equal right to education, work, and life of individuals, regardless of disability. They have also helped provide information and welfare services to help them become active members of their society. 
My goal is to raise 10,000 USD for the organisation. (and not come back broke, hah!)
I’ll be doing this by organising fundraisers throughout the course of the year, and by possibly spamming several of you, nudging you to pay.
But first, I need to train.
My original intent when starting this blog was to track the progress I’m making of reversing my PCOS. I wanted to document the positive changes I’ve made in my life with diet and exercise, but I’m going to switch that up a bit. I won’t be training just for myself anymore, but to climb Kilimanjaro and help the RTLA, too! Stay tuned for updates. 

It’s official. I’m climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August this year, raising funds for The Right to Live Association in Egypt with adventure travel company Wild Guanabana.  

In a region where the understanding of intellectual disability is overlooked and where people would rather sweep those issues under the carpet, the Right to Live Association (RLTA) is a rights committee founded by a group of parents and caretakers of children with mental disabilities in 1981. Since its inception, the RTLA has fought for the equal right to education, work, and life of individuals, regardless of disability. They have also helped provide information and welfare services to help them become active members of their society. 

My goal is to raise 10,000 USD for the organisation. (and not come back broke, hah!)

I’ll be doing this by organising fundraisers throughout the course of the year, and by possibly spamming several of you, nudging you to pay.

But first, I need to train.

My original intent when starting this blog was to track the progress I’m making of reversing my PCOS. I wanted to document the positive changes I’ve made in my life with diet and exercise, but I’m going to switch that up a bit. I won’t be training just for myself anymore, but to climb Kilimanjaro and help the RTLA, too! Stay tuned for updates.