Hiking 1200km for Crossing the Divide

Crossing the Divide gives disadvantaged youth the opportunity to access the outdoors because getting out in nature fuels our mental, physical, social and emotional health. Collectively we can support Crossing the Divide in their mission to provide disadvantaged youth opportunities for personal growth through outdoor education.

What your donation will achieve!

$1000 - Pay for a 2 day trip for 3-4 youth

$250 - Pay for a Guide to lead a trip for one day of programming

$100 - Food and travel expenses for a group for the day

$58 - Match the average distance I will cover each day 

$21 - Match the amount of days I'm hoping to complete GDT

$12 - One person stay at a Backcountry Campsite

Having the opportunity to be outside in nature has completely shaped my life. I'm so grateful to live in the Canadian Rockies and to be able to so easily access the mountains and the joy of recreating outside. For many youth though, getting outside, being in nature and being physically active is a challenge. Since 2019 I've been on the Board of Crossing the Divide, which provides disadvantaged youth opportunities for personal growth through outdoor education.

In July 2021 I'll set off on a great adventure, to hike The Great Divide Trail (GDT) in only 21 days, something no one has ever done before. I'll be wandering through the vast wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains for more than 1100 kilometers. Adding to the challenge, the GDT is not officially designated and not always even an actual trail, sometimes merely a wilderness route. 

12 supporters view all

$1,155 raised of $5,000 goal

4 months, 2 weeks to go
Fundraiser Ends Sept. 1, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
April 6, 2021, 2:59 p.m. Dr David Andrew McNamee Medical Corporation CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $100.00
Rock on Dude! Hoping to be able to make it out for a bit to support on foot if the time frame works!
Feb. 9, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Gwen Cieslak CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $50.00
Way to go Andrew
Feb. 6, 2021, 10:56 p.m. Jenny Smith CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $210.00
Feb. 6, 2021, 9:29 p.m. Bryan Lukeman CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $50.00
This is entirely too many kilometres. But a worthy cause. If you need a crew day I’ll join in. One day only!
Feb. 6, 2021, 5:07 p.m. Anonymous CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $40.00
Awesome project, all you have to do is run 21 ultras in a row! No problem.
Feb. 6, 2021, 1:15 p.m. Robin Mazenc CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $60.00
I'll bring you snacks at some junctions. Can't guarantee I won't need to eat them in order to get to said junctions.
Feb. 5, 2021, 11:22 a.m. Andrew Cotterell CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $100.00
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:55 p.m. Linda Campbell CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $210.00
Feb. 4, 2021, 4:23 p.m. Sonia Swinton CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $20.00
You got this buddy! Love what you're doing here!
Feb. 4, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Anonymous CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $250.00
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:44 p.m. Krista Cook CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $25.00
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:05 p.m. Briony Williamson CROSSING THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCE LTD $40.00
Legend! Go crush you crusher! When you hit 40km each day remember the 40 bucks I sent you, and push through for glory and snacks!