Ahmed Almaziad from Saudi Arabia started hiking 2011. And is now addicted.
I found his Mt Kilimanjaro Rongai trip report useful.
(I’ve still not climbed the highest mountain in Africa.)
Check his Corsica GR 20 2013 (north) trip report, as well.
Like me, Ahmed found the start of the GR 20 very difficult. In face he backtracked to town to lighten his pack. And start fresh the next morning.
His blog is SaudiHiker.com.