Polly B returned today from trekking with Tango Five. Below we have some messages from them, check back soon for Polly's account and photos of her time out there with them ...
To: Duffin family
Hi everyone, hope you are all well back in England, I am having a great time trekking in kerala., clibed Missipullimalla on the first day! Very windy on the top but they got some great photos for the blog so keep your eye out. Hope Val & lu are well, i'm aiting on the baby message, sent a post card today but who knows when it will arrive. Give my regards to grandparents etc. All the best Owen
Greetings, thanks for your messages it was good to hear fro you all. Hope alls well back at home. I'm having a great time here sent letter about a week ago so should arrive eventually. see you on the 18th, Jonny.
To: Mother dearest
Hello, just to let you know that something incredible has happened: I now eat bananas. I know, I know. It's pretty unbelievable. I'll explain more when I get back from trekking in Kerala - will write you another letter. I actually quite enjoy them and everthing. I also drank coffee today, and when I don't have tear-inducing quantities of spice in my food it tastes rather bland. Apart from conquering my food nemesis (milk is next I swear) I've been scaling mountains, camping a lot and generally being hardcore. Carrying a heavy pack whilst trekking is bloody hard. Hope all is well and the weather's not oo horrendous. Glad to be missing winter! Love Laura
To: Mum/Dad, Ian, Astrod, John &Amers, Nan, Glenn, Mike et al.
Loving this trek malarchy! On 2nd trek now in kerala and tugged Missapullimala twice - the 2nd time with an awesome view of Tamil Nadu - mike - You would've been scared! Shoulder and belly just holding up & legs toned. Weather is wet at the mo and am covered in mud, not sure if I have a tan as hard to see through the dirt. Been getting your messages, great to receive, and Mike - i'm going to get you sectioned when I get back (belated happy birthday x). Going to go now and drink my chai before I snuggle into another night in my mobile home (tent - oh yeah!)
See you all at Christmas.
Loadsa love - Lynney xx
To: Mum, Dad & Rebecca
Hello from a slightly damp but happy Kerala. Trekking even more challenging and rewarding than I had imagined - carrying a huge rucksack is just the start, I'm so glad I've had the chance to do this. Kerala is beautiful. Have survived my first leech and become usewd to being covered in mud - all part of the adventure. A postcard is on its way. Hope you're all well, and rebecca - hope you had a great birthday. Will be in touch at next Changeover, back at Fieldbase between the 23rd-25th November
Lots of love, Hannah xx
From: James McIntosh
To: Family & friends
Just letting everyone know I am trekking now and have been up the second highest mountain in india. It has been hard but rewarding and very wet and cold at times. Thanks for your comment Jane tell roy I say Hi and I will see him soon and i will show you all my pics when i get back. This is prob the best experience of my life. Having so much fun and made so many friends. Just asking if anyone could put some money in my bank. Leave me more comments there is not enough. Love from James
To Phillips family
Hello all at home. Just a message to say I am all alive and well and trekking in the tea plantations in kerala. It looks almost as nice as Chasewater. Hope all is well at home and keep writing to me. hope Nottingham is treating thee well K.E n Yez. Speak soon. And Dad, get the poached eggs on for when I get home.
To: Family & friends
Hi allemaal, dankjewel voor de blog messages. Ik ben het trekken en het gaat heel goed. we hebben de een-naar-hoogste berg van india beklommen! Ik ben gewend aan de curry's maar die kryg ik hier niet zo veel. Ik begin al best bruin te worden! By jullie is het zeker heel koud. Keep writing me! Dikke kus, Liz