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 :)

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

What an escort!

A huge thanks to the Country Fire Association in Chiltern for their escort (two fire engines with lights flashing!) through Chiltern in Victoria – on the home stretch now with Melbourne in sight for arrival late Thursday......

1 comment:

  1. Hi Turnbull,
    Thanks for your nice post. No doubt to say that you had a great time towards Melbourne. I love Melbourne . I had a visit last year, It was awesome. Have a plan again visit end of the year. Just busy with ATL Escort . ATL Escort is a very good if you want to relax with your dreams :)