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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2019 - Teammates Wanted

Join a TeamSimon Pearce

Graham is looking for teammates to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2019.

Having just completed a long trek around part of England, I am now planning my next challenge.  This time I’m looking for companions to join me in a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in the eastern USA in 2019.

It’s likely to take around 6 months, going northbound from Georgia to Maine.  We would leave the UK probably around the end of February to start in early March, aiming to finish late August/early September.  I’m also thinking of staying on in New England for a couple of weeks afterwards, to wind down and possibly catch the early part of the Fall (why rush back home?)

I’m an experienced walker/backpacker, and I’m looking for up to 3 people who:

  • Can commit ideally for the entire duration, though if you can only commit for less (minimum 2-3 months) please still get in touch.

  • Must have plenty of hill- and mountain-walking experience (UK-only or UK/Europe is fine, doesn’t have to be in North America).

  • Some long-distance hiking experience with a full rucksack essential (20-35lbs, multi-day treks).

  • Outdoors first aid experience/qualification or better useful but not essential. 

I’d also like to hear from anybody who has thru-hiked the AT (or attempted it), for the benefit of your experience, particularly with issues like planning, gear and visas.

Please contact me on graham@edenmark.co.uk.  I look forward to hearing from you.