Giovanni Camilleri, left, and Jeffery Tanis, right
Two walking enthusiasts will be trekking on another level this Saturday and Sunday as they plan to walk around the entire perimeter of Malta in aid of the Puttinu Cares Foundation.
Giovanni Camilleri, the founder of the Trail Makers Malta, and Dutchman Jeffery Tanis will be tackling the 130km trail in one go in a bid to raise awareness and money for charity.
The trek is set to take nearly 29 hours to complete, and will begin in St Julian’s at 8am this Saturday
“Walking has always been a passion of ours,” says Mr Camilleri. “During training I walked 125km at a stretch, so this should be a fun challenge,” he adds. “More importantly, however, it will help us raise awareness and funds for Puttinu Cares, which takes a holistic approach to caring for families with children suffering from cancer.”
Pictured above: The 130km route
The Maltese walking veteran is more than prepared for the challenge
Camilleri’s achievements include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Elbros in Russia, Denali in Alaska, Aconcagua in Argentina, and other smaller mountains and peaks in Europe and Africa.
He’s also completed the 800km Camino de Santiago, the arduous 200km GR20 trek in Corsica, and crossed Malta, Ireland and Holland with other trekkers, clocking in hundreds of kilometers.
People are invited to join with the two walkers at specifically scheduled times and places, which can be found below
The first Walk Malta is expected to start on Saturday, 12th January at 8am and finish on Sunday, 13th January at 1pm. To find out how to join the walk and where the trail makers will be at any given time, please visit the Walk Malta Facebook page.
To donate, please do so by visiting www.puttinucares.org or by Revoluting your donation to +356 7942 9676. Donations will also be accepted on the day by the two trekkers.