Twenty years ago on this day I flew from London Gatwick to Atlanta via Philadelphia to start my Appalachian Trail experience at Springer Mountain, Georgia.
After 2,160 miles, 14 States, 5,000,000 steps and the equivalent of climbing Mt Everest 16 times in terms of elevation gain/loss, I finished at Mt Katahdin, Maine on 4 October 2000. I haven't confirmed the number of steps or the Mt Everest comparison, but the stats are pretty impressive so I will hold onto them...
I wrote a book about my experience and have now republished it to mark the twentieth anniversary.
And here's the deal:
- For every sale on Amazon, whether book or Kindle, I donate the entirety of the proceeds to my chosen charities. You will find the link here - the book is available in any number of countries as well as the UK
- For every like on social media, I donate 10p
- For every share or comment, good or bad, on social media, I donate 20p
- For every review, I donate 50p, regardless of whether it is a 5 or 1 star review
- I want to make a minimum donation of £500 but ideally a maximum of £1000
- There will be an audio book released April 2020 with the same deal
- I will report progress on a regular basis, confirm donations and recipients
I have a limited edition print run of the book.
I will gift a signed and numbered copy to anybody who has an idea which significantly helps spread news of this initiative.
I will also gift a signed and numbered copy on an occasional basis to those who get busy with 2 through 4 above.
2,160 miles, 14 States, 5,000,000 steps, three seasons and the equivalent of climbing Mt Everest 16 times in terms of elevation gain/loss