For me, it’s three reasons:-
Despite the adventure and hardship the challenge presents, one of my primary purposes is to raise awareness and education around the issue of mental health.
I’ve struggled with severe depression during periods of my life, finding support and encouragement through exercise, therapy and coaching. I want to repay these acts of kindness and encourage others to seek help by raising money for charities close to my heart.
In my 60’s now I want to inspire my generation to believe that despite how many personal hardships you may face you can still live intensely. Encouraging others that anything is possible regardless of age is a key message I want to put out there. You really can do anything you want you just have to believe!
I cannot overlook my competitive spirit and just have to aim to break the current record for a solo male over 60.
Pleas help support my charities.