What & Why?

A love of wildlife and wild places, seeking out adventures sometimes filled with solitude and adrenaline and an overwhelming need to try and help preserve our endangered species, especially the rhino, are some of the reasons for me wanting to hike the Scenic Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from the Mexican to the Canadian border a distance of approximately 2600miles (4260kms).

I am passionate about hiking and exploring, and all that hiking embraces including the freedom of travel with your house on your back, plants and wildlife encounters, geology of the area, the weather, minimalist and no trace camping and meeting people that share my love of the outdoors.

The Pacific Crest Trail, I'm sure, will have its challenges. I hope to at the least, try to help raise awareness of the plight of the rhino and hopefully be able to raise funds to assist anti- poaching and caring for orphaned rhinos and to allow these animals to continue to thrive. The hunting of rhinos to extinction should send a shudder through us all and spur us to see how we can help.

All monies pledged and donated will go directly to the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) - see links to websites - which are, though their own mandates, committed to conserving and protecting Africa's wildlife and endangered species such as rhino. This purpose lies very close to my heart and my own pledge of Can$1 per Kilometer will thus also go directly to these two organizations, which are both based near my home town Tzaneen in South Africa.

I will be constantly updating the map to show my progress as well as the graph to indicate total raised.

Please visit the PLEDGE/DONATION page to participate or feel free to contact us via the CONTACT page for any further information.

Links to my Partners