Hello! I hope that everyone is well and has been having fun in the recent snow. Here at EyeOnAfrica we have been busy trying to pin down the details of the trip and making sure that we are as prepared as we can be.
Last week we went on a 1st aid course run by the British Red Cross, the course had been originally designed by the Red Cross for their own workers to help them cope in remote parts of the world. That meant it was perfect for us and our expedition. We learned basic 1st aid skills and how to extend those skills to cope with times when medical assistance may be hours away. It was a fantastic course something that I would recommend to anyone who I thinking of travelling to any remote part of the world. If you want to find out more about the ...>> full...
posted by February 24, 2009 11:06 PM EyeOnAfrica comments (0)
For some time now we have been panning out leaving date to be early June, as that’s not very far away now, we have made a decision.
EyeOnAfrica will begin at the base of The London Eye on the 31st of May 2009 at midday. Its not far now so the next 4 months will be crazy! Put the date in your diaries and if you are anywhere near the London Eye then please come down and show your support.
posted by January 20, 2009 12:56 AM EyeOnAfrica comments (0)
I hope you all had a good christmas and new year. Alan and I both went home over christmas and had brilliant festive periods. Unfortunately, to many christmas dinners and not much training has added a few inches to our waist lines so extra training may now be needed.
Anyway I just wanted to update you all on the progress of EyeOnAfrica. We are currently in the planning stages of a challenge event dedicated to raising money for ChildReach. This event is the 3 Peaks in 24hrs and we will soon be adding a 3 peaks page to the website to help you all get involved.
I hope your all doing well and please do get in contact if you would like to join us on our 3 peaks challenge
posted by January 08, 2009 5:47 PM EyeOnAfrica comments (0)
"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who it is easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing" Mohammed Ali
This is the opinion of a strong man and Alan and I believe this to be relevant to our journey. EYEONAFRICA IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE
" What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are. "
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posted by November 30, 2008 12:00 AM EyeOnAfrica comments (0)
Why not raise money for Charity by cycling through Death Valley.
Death Valley is famous for being one of the hottest places on earth. In addition to this it is the lowest land mass area in the Western hemisphere. Temperatures have been known to reach well above 50oC and as the name suggests; little lives in this 3000 square miles of national park. What better place therefore to pit yourself against the elements to fundraise for Childreach! Before your mind wanders on to the horrors of dehydration and sun-stroke it is worth noting that this particular challenge, is organised in "winter conditions". Participants will get a chance to cycle through some of the most stunning scenery that North America has to offer in relatively mild conditions (average temperature range from January to April is between 18oC and 22oC). In addition to all this, following the rigours of the ride, volunteers ...>> full...
posted by November 02, 2008 8:29 PM EyeOnAfrica comments (0)