Supporters


I have received a Young Explorer Grant provided by the National Geographic Expeditions Council. This grant has made this expedition possible, but by no means has covered the necessary expenses to complete this project.

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In January 2012 I heard of the Rim of Africa Mountain Passage and was both drawn-to and inspired by its story, mission, and collection of supporters present within it. I am thankful for the opportunity to walk on the Rim of Africa, and be part of the creation of the last section of the trail as it extends to George, […]

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CapeNature has provided support for my project in numerous ways and has been a strong supporter of the Rim of Africa Mountain Passage for years. Specifically, I’d like to thank CapeNature for providing: permission to cross all CapeNature lands for my expedition, promotion of my work, and support for my return to South Africa to […]

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The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Center is a hub for young people in Masiphumelele, a township on the Cape Peninsula, and offers health clinic services, English and computer skills training, intramural sports, and after-school activities for young people. I will visit the youth center, answer their questions while walking, and receive feedback from students and educators. Read […]

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While walking on the Rim of Africa Trail in October, I met Claudia Rauber, the creator and powerful force behind Phakalane, a center for living ritual in Hout Bay. We connected in a way only possible while journeying through mountains, and has been very supportive of my project- providing shelter and nourishment for my time in […]

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While walking on part of the Rim of Africa in October, I have the pleasure of walking with Nicola Zaina, who owns the Healing Tree health shop in Sea Point, Cape Town. She and I had a great time chatting as we walked and jumping into river pools when we were scolded for not keeping to […]

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A huge thanks to Voltaic Systems for a major discount on their solar panel, battery, and MacBook adapter so that I may charge my cameras, computer, audio recorder and other batteries! This is going to be a vital piece of kit for my expedition!

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Thank you to Cotton Carrier Camera Systems for a free StrapShot, hand-strap, and tripod adapter!

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