Speaking this month we have:
Charlie Knight – Walking from Mexico to Canada.
In April 2016, Charlie took a 6 month break from his marketing job and set out from the Mexican border to walk to Canada. Travelling the entire length of America, his 2650 mile trek took him across the Mojave Desert and the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains in California, through the forests and lava fields of Oregon and the rainy, misty peaks of Washington before 144 days later, he finally made it to the Canadian border.
Along his journey he had run-ins with mountain lions, rattlesnakes and bears. He forded torrential rivers and crossed numerous high mountain passes. He endured severe cold, heat, dehydration and extreme hunger, losing 15kg in body weight in under five months.
Having gone through his own private battle with anxiety and depression, Charlie undertook his adventure to promote awareness of mental illness and raised nearly £4000 for SANE mental health charity.
Find out more at www.charlie-knight.com
Jacki Hill Murphy – Travelling the Length of the River Amazon.
In recreating the tragic 1769 journey of the first women to travel the River Amazon from a stream in Ecuador to the Atlantic in Brazil, a journey of 4,200 miles, Jacki travelled in local boats and encountered many dangers and wonderful encounters.
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