Two intrepid adventurers will follow the Senqu River from its source to the South African border, planned to start on 24 November 2013.
Jurie Pohl and Devon Flanagan will perform this feat with the help of a support crew. The first phase will be a hike/run until they can fit a kayak into the river. Depending on water levels they intend to primarily use kayaks, yet they will not be deterred if the seasonal rains arrive late in Lesotho – in that case they will simply run the 520 kilometers (320 miles) to the border! If they run they will do it in a relay, changing places with their support crew every 100 kilometers (62 miles)!
Theirs is not a mere hedonistic adventure. They are raising funds for SALT (The Spirit of Adventure Leadership Trust), a non-profit that engages the youth on social upliftment and leadership development. Salt focuses on the previously disadvantaged youth in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal Province.
Over the next few days The Trailblazer Guide will send you updates on their plans.
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