one man & a spekboom

The Great Trek

Cape Agulhas South Africa to Nordkapp Norway
– on foot since August 2023

 

 

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one man & a spekboom

The Great Trek

Cape Agulhas South Africa to Nordkapp Norway – on foot since  August 2023

 

 

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Trip Distance in km

Distance travelled

Days walked so far

Current Location:

Town

Dubuluk

Country

Ethiopia

Mark Mitchell’s Current Location

Full Map available on thegreattrek.travelmap.net

MISSION

To deliver a specimen of Spekboom
( portulacaria afra )
to the botanical gardens of Oslo in Norway

Learn more about the Spekboom

Spekboom, or Portulacaria afra, is a small-leaved succulent plant found in South Africa.

WHY

To attract funding to facilitate the planting of at least 7.2 BILLION  trees, shrubs, plants

What For?

  • REPLANTING NATIVE SPECIES  of trees and shrubs suitable to and historically belonging to the habitat
  • RESTORING the land back to nature
  • REWILDING these lands to see once again how wild animals return to inhabit it
  • RE–ESTABLISH sound ecological management practice

and in so doing…

  • Create employment for our local people
  • products from the use of the removed alien vegetation i.e. firewood, building construction timber, composting, bio fuel

How you can contribute

BUY TREES OR SHRUBS to plant in your or your companies’ name

You are WELCOME to visit ! Accommodation abounds.

SOUTH AFRICAN REFORESTRATION TRUST

OUR SPONSORS

Mark Mitchell

Walking to the end of the world

I have had it in my head to do a trans Africa adventure since being a little boy. Our family had been staying in Paradise Beach and a trans Africa man visited the village on a horse with a bow and arrows and saddle bags and he was on his way through Africa… He shot an arrow for us kids directly up into the sky and it disappeared into the sun. Needless to say that guy was an ultimate hero to me.

Probably been my dream for 50 years now. Later I wanted to do it by bicycle.  And now I can finally fulfill my ultimate bucket list wish. Seems unreal.

Mark’s Route for The Great Trek 

I’ve always had a penchant for grand adventure and pushing the limits of endurance having done multiple long distance sports challenges, and adventures.

The travel bug always existed.

I have been a Cycle Tour Guide since 2014 talking about cycling to the end of the world through Africa but never getting over to action. Life happened.

So being at odds and ends, and having experienced sea changes in my existence these past two years, The Great Trek has became a reality.

So the decision to walk with the TrekKart, which I designed and built, is born out of a desire to take it slowly,  do it in an epic fashion which could make people sit up and notice.

To literally decrease my life down to 1 cubic metre, and do the simplest satisfying thing possible…. Oh say what!
Yes just walk through Africa to Nordkapp.

And do maximum good in so doing.

HELP SUSTAIN MARK on his TREK

 

by you purchasing me a coffee or meal, I will be able to focus on getting my mission accomplished and I humbly thank you.

Mark Mitchell

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