Weʼre raising £15,000 to hike the PACIFIC CREST TRAIL in America. 5 months
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So . I am 28 and been obsessed with a video I saw on YouTube. Of two guys. Hiking 2600 plus miles, From the boarder of Mexico to the boarder of Canada.
It’s called : the PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
I watched there video and I was obsessed, it looked like an incredible adventure and a unbelievable achievement.
I instantly wanted to book a flight.
But 1: I had only ever done day hikes. And 2: I couldn’t afford to do such a thing.
i couldn’t shake off the idea. So I decided to start small in Britain.
I found a trail called : the west highland way
a 97 mile hike From just outside Glasgow to fort-william. It passes along Loch Lomond , a loch I passed many times as a kid traveling down to England with my family to visit my granny.
So I trained and got basic cheap heavy equipment. And summer 2015 I set out alone . I met some amazing people on that trail and loved every moment. Despite tearing my IT band. On the second day and carrying on to finish in total of 5 days. I redone this beautiful hike again in 2017 with a mate.
I also done the coast to coast. 192 mile hike from west. : st bees.
to east : Robbin hoods bay. It passed the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales. And the north Yorkshire Moore’s.
It was a hard one for me as I lost my grandad and had to go home on the last few days to attend his funeral. Non the less a very stunning walk. Some great views and more amazing people.
Now this year 2018 I intend to hike the tour du Mont Blanc. France Italy and Switzerland 110 mile loop. Still carrying my equipment on my back and camping the route.
It’s all building up for the all amazing Pacific crest trail ( I hope )
A trail that takes 5 and a half months give or take to walk.
On average a grand a month on the trail.
I work as a barber and don’t earn much money. I have a son who lives with his mum. Who I see often. And more financial outgoings.
so I do have responsibilities here to keep paying. Therefore a friend told me to try out the crowd funding.
they said people help you to reach a goal.
So that’s where I am just now. I need to raise a lot of money in hopes to upgrade equipment get more reliable and lighter stuff and pay for the hike and the flights visas for parks so on.
I would do a vlog on YouTube of the trip if I got to go
So I hope I can leave a dream in the hands of the population. And reach the dream to hike something that is always in my head. And will change my life forever and be a hero in the eyes of my son.
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