For a while now I've really wanted to trek the Grand Canyon (don't ask me why!). I've finally decided to bite the bullet and sign up with Charity Challenge to take part in a 6 day trek through the Grand Canyon, trekking a total of approximately 73 kms, in aid of Farleigh Hospice.
Fortunately I haven't had to experience the work that Farleigh Hospice do first hand, however I know from friends of mine how much they help people with life limiting illnesses and their families.
They have to raise an awful lot of money just to keep running each day, however a lot of people aren't even aware of them until they need them.
My dad passed away in 2012 when he was living in Las Vegas (the place where the trek will finish). Not only will it be good to see the place he was living but if he had been in the UK throughout his illness there's a big possibility that he would have been helped by a charity such as Farleigh Hospice.
During the challenge I'll be:
- Trekking between 5-6 hours a day.
- Manoevering through tunnels and ladders that are not for the faint hearted.
- Experiencing high temperatures of up to approximately 30 degrees.
- Actively participating in the setting up of camp and preparation of meals.