Chris and Len have a history of endurance adventures including ultra marathons, adventure races and together in 2010, a kayak crossing of Bass Strait. They undertake these adventures to break out of their everyday synchrony, exceed their perceived limits and to feed their paleolithic, caveman instincts.

This adventure is inspired by the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne races held between 1983 and 1991, at the time, one of the toughest in the world. The idea to follow in these footsteps will however only be 3 weeks old when Chris and Len set-off. But an inspiring idea and two weeks of annual leave is an opportunity, by their own account, not to be lost.

Lastly, please consider these two thoughts: 1. the loss of biodiversity on Earth threatens life as we know it - it threatens supplies of fresh water, food, medicine, clothing, housing and the viability of oxygen-producing forests. 2. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew predict that one fifth of all plant species are at imminent risk of extinction. Chris and Len, both with science background are really hoping to make a positive impact on this situation. They seeking to use their love of adventure to raise a very modest $2,000 needed to save one of Australia’s rarest plant and one they will pass near on the Hume Highway, the Grevillea iaspicula. Please see sidebar to read more about the Royal Botanic Gardens ‘Save a Species’ initiative and help them :)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Thanks to your support we've just saved a species - the Jasper Grevillea!That's amazing. Here She/He is:
Because we like to push ourselves we've raised the bar of the fundraising target to save another species. We might even manage a third if you all dig deep! Despite battling high winds and cold rain on the Hume Highway, we're in good spirits and interest from the media has great, what a brilliant way to promote Save a Species. We're aiming for Gundagai tonight and want to say a big thank you to the Garden Motor Inn for putting us up, really looking forward to a hot shower! More on our progress soon.

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