TLDR: Two brothers, Aiden & Asher, are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Canada to Mexico (June – October 2016) to reconnect after 6 years apart & raise funds for Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
Asher and I are brothers, born 16 months apart, and when we were growing up we were each others best friends. We did everything together, traveling, fishing, camping, writing comics, reading books, we even shared a bed.
After I finished high school though, we parted and I went to Australia for university while Asher stayed in Colorado.
So for the last six years we have been seven thousand miles and an ocean apart.
Then, sometime last year, both of us realized we missed seeing each other more than just Christmas each year. So we decided, since we are both single and before our lives can carry us away on divergent paths we needed to get to know each other again.
We hatched a plan to make sure that we will be sick of the sight, sound, and smell of each other for many years to come.This summer we are going to hike from Canada to Mexico together, up the Pacific Crest trail.
Two thousand, six hundred, sixty three miles of desert, plains and mountains. More time hiking than either of us have spent in the rest of our lives combined and all of it with just one small tent to sleep in.
As we prepared for this hike though there did seem to be something missing. Getting to know each other better was all fine and good, but it seemed to us we were wasting a good opportunity to turn our walk into something a bit bigger than ourselves.
Especially as we noticed those around the world who’s suffering is not a choice. Families who have been forced out of their homes by war, or natural disasters. People who have been forced to put their entire lives on their backs and leave the place they were born.
So during our hike we have made it our goal to raise money for Doctors without Borders or Medicenes sans Frontiers (MSF), and that is why we have named our hike Brothers Over Borders. MSF is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that provides aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care or natural disasters in more than 60 countries.
(All donations will go directly to MSF thru their secure site, we are funding our own hike.)
Please donate, share or come and hike with us for a day or two!
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