On August 6th I'll be embarking on a 1000km thru-hike along the Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia. One of the worlds great long distance walking trails.
Solo, unsupported and with questionable sanity, I'll be walking every step (plus the odd swim) from Albany, on the South coast of Western Australia, through remote national parks and the Australian Bush to finish up in Kalamunda near Perth, some thirty five days later.
There'll be tiger snakes, dugites, spiders, ticks, bandicoots, roos, emus and the odd drop bear to contend with. I may even have to poop in the woods on occasion.
It will undoubtedly be one of the biggest physical challenges of my life but pales in significance when compared with challenges endured by people who face sickness or faltering health. And so I've decided to try and do my bit for them, as I pit myself against the elements, by raising some money for a Charity called CanTeen.
CanTeen provide support services for young adults between the ages of 12 and 25 and their families, who are affected by cancer.
A cancer diagnosis at any age can be the biggest, scariest challenge of all and when a young person is given a diagnosis or a family member, it seems particularly brutal I think.
...and they make a huge difference! So please help me to help them. You know the drill. If you can, please give a little or a lot by hitting the link and following the prompts, and I'll keep you updated on my progress.