General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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shedboy66
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1011 posts since 21/9/06

25 Mar 2009 20:14
Ocin wrote: massive NAY to killimangiro stoneface, after comic relief every tom dick and moyles will be there. The chav mountain-trek of choice for 09/10. FACT

so true must have took her alot of brain power to come up with that idea
stoney
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17674 posts since 22/1/05

25 Mar 2009 20:22
dont listen to radio 1 and didnt see the comic releif thing, but its just my sort of thing, thats why im considering it, i guess the idea has prob stemmed from the charity thing though.
fjm11
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1098 posts since 29/7/08

25 Mar 2009 20:24
it mostly moyles fault i would guess, everyone thinks cos he did it, anyone can. would still be a quality thing to do though.
6thEdition
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5882 posts since 7/3/08

25 Mar 2009 20:30
but to be honest, how many people get chance to go up it.. go for it, i'd love to get a chance.
inversesquare
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6707 posts since 7/6/08

25 Mar 2009 21:26
Think how much fucking support they had, for every Radio 1 DJ there were 10 Africans carrying tables, tents and all sorts while the likes of Ferne Cotton trudged up the mountain carrying nothing looking very sorry for themselves. Moyles did pretty well, I think it's because he has some sort of lung capacity compared to the wee skinny things.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

25 Mar 2009 21:56
inverse square wrote: Think how much fucking support they had, for every Radio 1 DJ there were 10 Africans carrying tables, tents and all sorts while the likes of Ferne Cotton trudged up the mountain carrying nothing looking very sorry for themselves. Moyles did pretty well, I think it's because he has some sort of lung capacity compared to the wee skinny things.

You seen that episode of The Simpsons when Homer gets sponsored to reach to top of the Murderhorn and the sherpas have to drag him up the mountain in his sleep? Smiling
stoney
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17674 posts since 22/1/05

25 Mar 2009 22:11
i think if it was't in the media with the comic releaf thing id have jumped at the oppertunity without thinking Puzzled
worker bees
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1921 posts since 6/1/08

25 Mar 2009 22:13
Say if I was deleted as a friend from facebook, would it 'notify' me?

'cause there is this girl who constantly comments, messages, texts & talks to me at work.. I don't even know the poor girl, it's the same thing over and over and over again 'hi how r u?' & it does my nut in.

Shall I do it, shall I delete her? she means no harm, but it's becoming a daily occurrence.
collizhun
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3880 posts since 19/10/06

25 Mar 2009 22:16
no u dont get a notification if someone deletes you.
Davinho
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2331 posts since 2/12/08

25 Mar 2009 22:16
Apparently the Sherpas are amazing. A friend did it last year and said when one of their party (a 15st man) collapsed due to really bad altitude sickness one of the sherpa blokes just threw him over his shoulder and legged it down to base camp.
So it can go one of two ways:
1. Reach the summit, get some great pictures, something to tell the grandchildren.
2. End up looking like a proper tit, nearly dying, gaining a new Tanzanian best friend… Either way you're not gonna forget it, do it!
deuce
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13983 posts since 21/1/08

25 Mar 2009 22:17
DO IT.
I deleted this annoying as fuck kid from my secondary school that I never really knew, he kept updating his personal comment thing every minute, head DO-ER.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

25 Mar 2009 22:20
she can search for you and see you've removed her as a friend. so she will find out. but it wont notify her.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

25 Mar 2009 22:36
Why do you care if you don't even know her, image?
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

25 Mar 2009 22:40
Sponsor me to climb a mountain.
Sponsor me to jump out of a plane
Sponsor me to do a once in a lifetime experience.

Nothing against comic relief doing it, they raised millions. But when your mate robs a tenner of you and raises £78.45 for charity with an excuse like this, then blows a few hundred quid on a pair of shoes the weekend after somethings wrong somewhere.


stoney
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17674 posts since 22/1/05

26 Mar 2009 09:14
i dont think its a sponsorship trip
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

26 Mar 2009 09:25
Sounds like it's something right up your street Stoney and not something you will often get the chance to do. You're young and fit (no homo) so don't see why you'd pass it up if it's something that interests you and you can afford it.
stoney
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17674 posts since 22/1/05

26 Mar 2009 09:42
my reservations are that she has billed it as a big challenge, i may be dumming it down a bit, but it just sounds like 6 days of long walks, im sure thats not the case and it would be great. Id prefer a more mountaineering based climb, like tricky and steep i guess. Money is a factor too, i think id rather take 2 snowboard trips. I think ive talked myself out of it( i do like the idea of full kit free from nike though Shocked )
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

26 Mar 2009 09:49
100% yay stoney. this would be a once in a lifetime, tell your grandkids thing. although it is higher profile because of comic relief this:

Ocin wrote: massive NAY to Kilimanjaro stoneface, after comic relief every tom dick and moyles will be there. The chav mountain-trek of choice for 09/10. FACT

is balls.

it is still seriously tough, in a country most people couldn't find on a map, and way way way out of the comfort zone of the average joe who would much rather go and sit on a beach.

i've been trekking (way easier than what you are suggesting) in nepal and although you see a few people here and there you can go days without seeing a westerner.
MoB
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37041 posts since 31/8/04

26 Mar 2009 09:52
guffer wrote: 100% yay stoney. this would be a once in a lifetime, tell your grandkids thing. although it is higher profile because of comic relief this:

Ocin wrote: massive NAY to Kilimanjaro stoneface, after comic relief every tom dick and moyles will be there. The chav mountain-trek of choice for 09/10. FACT

is balls.

it is still seriously tough, in a country most people couldn't find on a map, and way way way out of the comfort zone of the average joe who would much rather go and sit on a beach.

i've been trekking (way easier than what you are suggesting) in nepal and although you see a few people here and there you can go days without seeing a westerner.

Agree with Guffer, yes it will be slightly higher profile but its already probably one of the most popular treks in the world so you probably wouldn't notice that much of a difference between now and last year. I'd defiantly do it if i were you.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

26 Mar 2009 09:59
it would be awesome, but i think stoney's on the same tip as me in that if i go up a mountain i want to board it down. i don't know if the tanzania govt have changed there stance on skiing kilimanjaro but i've met people who have ski'd it so i think they generally turn a blind eye.