Personal sponsors

Sponsor me now and get access to live tracking via “ViewRanger”!

You can sponsor me via my JustGiving page.


After sponsoring me you will receive an email confirming the UserName and PIN to track my live progress on the walk. More importantly, you will be helping a young person from the UK, facing personal hardship, to go the World Scout Jamboree in 2015.

To track my progress.. With the UserName and PIN that you will be emailed if you sponsor me, you will be able to track my progress by clicking the “Buddy Beacon” icon below.

Press “add Buddy Beacon” at the top right of the screen that will appear and enter the UserID/PIN details. You can set the screen to auto-refresh every minute or two by pressing the small clock-like icon at the bottom left of the tracking screen.




Corporate sponsors

Viewranger have kindly provided my electronic mapping.

I’m navigating using this app on my iPad mini, and after 18 months of trialling I can confirm that it’s 100% excellent!   Battery life is 20 hrs-plus and I’ve dispensed with paper maps completely, effecting a massive weight saving.   For back up, I have duplicated all the route details and maps on my iPhone.

Fox’s Outdoor of Amersham have been generous enough to provide equipment for the hike.

Fox’s is our local outdoor sports shop and they have been kind enough to provide me with a complimentary Snugpak Chrysalis 4 sleeping bag and Lowe Alpine TFX Kibo 65 rucksack. It’s extremely generous of them and I’ll look forward to using this vital equipment on my walk.   I feel I’m pretty much prepared for everything, now!

Nathan Ruttley, at iSoton, has designed and built this website for me.

The results speak for themselves!   Thanks, Nathan

Winning Tours have provided me with a super-lightweight camping stove for my hike

winning Brilliant! It makes a cup of tea in 2 minutes!

Picture of AD wearing rucksack and holding sleeping bag
Testing out the new rucksack and sleeping bag from Fox’s!

 This is the stove which has been provided for my walk by Winning Tours. It's a Primus Gravity II EFTesting out out the stove on the patio at home one evening!

From here you can…

Read my story
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Find out what inspired me to do this walk
Read daily update
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Updated every day after my walk – network availability permitting!
Get maps and details
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Find out where I will be, when, and access detailed downloadable maps
Message me!
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Join in the public discussion by posting on my message board!
Track me – live!
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Follow me in real-time as I walk Press arrow (then at the screen that appears press “add BuddyBeacon” then enter the username and PIN you were emailed when you sponsored me) or click “Track me” in menu bar above for more details
Contact me
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Send me words of encouragement, or if you’d like to join me for a part of the walk! Click to send a email or press “Contact” in menu bar above for more contact options

There’s a summary of my latest blog below.

To read the whole thing, press here!

Thank you for visiting this website. I hope you will be able to sponsor me.

Please feel free to forward a link to this website, or my JustGiving site, to friends or colleagues who you think might be interested in supporting this worthy cause.