North and Central America:
We kicked off the Expedition in California, and headed south traveling the length of the Baja Peninsula before ferrying over to mainland Mexico. From there, the route took us through Central America, where we passed through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. It is here in Central America that the team paired down to one vehicle, that would continue into South America.
From Panama we shipped the LR3 to Cartagena, Colombia around the 66-mile stretch of impassable swampland, known as the Darien Gap. We have since picked up the vehicle and are now pushing South once again towards Tierra Del Fuego. After leaving Colombia, our journey will continue into Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
MILES FOR MILITARY
To raise support for military veterans and their families, Andy Ellis from our team will be crossing the world's largest salt flats, the Bolivian Uyuni Salt Flats, on foot, carrying 40lbs, to raise support for veterans and their families. The goal is to raise $6,000. Each of those dollars represents one veteran that will commit suicide in the U.S. and U.K. in 2019, according statistics. With your help, we can make a difference to counteract these numbers.
Andy will be crossing the world's largest salt flats, the Bolivian Uyuni Salt Flats, on foot, carrying 40lbs, to raise support for veterans and their families. The goal is to raise $6,000. Each of those dollars represents one veteran that will commit suicide in the U.S. and U.K. in 2019, according statistics. With your help, we can make a difference to counteract these numbers.
As a former British Paratrooper, he is raising money for Support Our Paras, an organization that was instrumental in his and so many others transition into post-military life. "After finding out I was going to be getting medically discharged from the Parachute Regiment, I was heartbroken. My goal was always to make a full career in the army. I feel lucky for the time I was able to serve, and I'm hoping to give back to a charity that helped in my transition after being medically discharged."
If you are a U.S. Resident and would prefer to support a U.S.-based military charity, we will happily donate to The Lone Survivor Foundation on your behalf. This incredible organization is based in Texas and was founded by Marcus Luttrell. For more information on how to opt to donate to this organization can be found in the “Story” section on our GoFundMe page.
Please join us in the #milesformilitary effort and support by sharing our GoFundMe (link below) and donating. Your donation will go directly to our veteran charities.
Support Our Paras: SOP is a U.K based charity which supports The Parachute Regiment through the welfare of serving soldiers and families and those affected by recent operations, and through the maintenance of its regimental efficiency, ethos, spirit and heritage
The Lone Survivor Foundation: LSF is a U.S.-based charity that provides support to service members, veterans and families from all military branches who are challenged with injuries such as Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Chronic Pain and Care Partner Stress.
Thank you for your support. Together, we can make a difference.
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