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Father and Son Appalachian Trail Trek

Scott & Aidan Durkin

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Beginning March 31st 2017, my teenaged son Aidan and I will be hiking the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail. 

The trail follows the Appalachian Mountian Range across 14 of the United States of America. Traversing one of the oldest ranges on the planet, the trail begins in the south at Springer Mountain in Gerogia and finishes far to the north on the summit of Mount Katahdin in the Maine wilderness.

Hiking the "AT" has been a life-long goal. Aidan and I are in a unique and extremely fortunate position in our lives to be able to embark on this journey. 

Over the 4-5 months on the trail, we will carry all of our supplies and gear on our backs and walk over 5 million steps before we reach the end. Along the way, we will be volunteerting for trail maintenance and conservation activities to show our appreciation to all of those who make trail access possible.  

We are equally fortunate to be able to self-fund our trek. As such, we are NOT asking for any contribution towards the cost of our hike. 

It is our hope, however, to be an inspiration to others. With this in mind, we ask everyone to contribute to our chosen charities through this giving page. Alternatively, we encourage you to donate directly to:

The American Civil Liberties Union -

The Water Protectors of Standing Rock Souix Tribe currently protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline -

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy -

...or a charity of your choosing.

We hope to complete the 2000+ miles of the AT by August 2017 - fit and healthy. When able to, we will post notes and pictures from the trail, here and on social media so our supporters may follow our adventures.

Through Virgin Money Giving, donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim UK gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible.  

Your support is appreciated and we thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

30.03.17 Good luck and be safe

30.03.17 Good luck and have a wonderful time, Scott and Aidan! Julia, Calum and Jonny xx

29.03.17 You are an inspiration to us all. May the force be with you


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