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Oli's High Atlas Traverse Expedition 2017

Fundraising for JOINING JACK

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raised of £500 target
by 11 supporters


We are raising much needed funds to help fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Charity Registration No. 1148156


Introducing my High Atlas Traverse Expedition 2017. After departing on the 25th March, I will be:

  • Embarking on a solo, unsupported 450-mile trek across the breadth of the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco, from the edge of the Sahara Desert to the Atlantic Ocean. (The High Atlas are one of Africa's longest mountain ranges).
  • Climbing Morocco's fifteen highest mountains along the way, half of which stand above 4000 metres
  • Navigating through vast expanses of land without established trails.
  • Carrying all kit and food required for the expedition - my pack will weigh around 35kgs. I will collect water along the way.
  • According to my extensive research, this will be a world-first journey.

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About Joining Jack:

Joining Jack is a Wigan-based charity which, over recent years, has truly captured the hearts of local people, mine included. The main cause of the charity is to raise funds for sufferers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) - a devastating and currently incurable muscle wasting disease which typically affects young boys - in the hope of finding a cure.

Why am I raising funds for Joining Jack?

I spend time leading groups in the mountains, and delivering talks to school and youth groups, always encouraging them to live adventurously. Young Jack and all DMD sufferers deserve the opportunity to live adventurously too. I would be delighted therefore to raise funds which will go towards important research which will one day hopefully find a cure for DMD.

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