I’M ATTEMPTING TO WALK THE LENGTH OF THE WORLD…
I began at the bottom of Argentina and will cross 15 countries to reach the highest point of Alaska, USA.
World first Solo Paddled water crossings With a dog
How long, how far?
Over three/four years I will walk approximately 30 000kms – the equivalent of 1/6 the average distance a person will walk in their lifetime.
Climate conditions include:
Entering one of the worlds coldest cities: –10°C (14°F)… I’ve already endured -17°C in a snow storm.
Passing one of the worlds hottest deserts: 50°C (122°F), and
Climbing to the worlds highest city: 5 100M (16732ft).
The world record
On completion I will be the first woman to walk the length of the world; first completed by George Meegan in 1982. George holds the Guinness record for the: The longest unbroken march of all time.
But for how long?
Racing the Americans
The attempt isn’t unchallenged. One duo are already a year in.
Can you beat them?
I’m gearing to catch up with them but it will be a push! Hopefully they say g’day when I do. There is one small technicality: we’re not guided by the same goals – but in the name of good spirits we may as well be on the same path!
1) They’re affiliated with missionaries (or so an article told me) so they stop to give back along their way – their goal is 5 years so I hope I can catch them.
2) While their trip is unmotorised, they have hitched a few rides, caught ferries and will travel Mexico on bikes. This is for safety and crazy logistics… which for some reason I like to take on… as though the callenge isn´t enough.
3) They’re successful: They have a robust fundraising campaign receiving sponsorships, and donations well beyond $10G in their first year and are now raising $20G for their second year… AND they have over 3000 social followers. That’s not rule breaking. Just amazing!
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– Lucy Barnard