The crew at A Cause For Adventure are about to embark on The Great Outdoor Challenge of Scotland 2018. We are raising money in conjunction with this trip for the Access Fund to help promote open access to public lands in the US.
Why The Access Fund?
A huge part of what makes our backpacking trip possible is something called The Scottish Outdoor Access Code, which states in essence: all lands are open to walkers provided that such passage is done respectfully. In the US, we're lucky to have much public land accessible to us. Due to the 1906 Antiquities Act, we have millions of acres of National Parks, National Monuments, Wilderness Areas, and public lands that we are free to use and explore at will. This is what the Access Fund helps to protect and provide – access to public lands.
After the recent announcement that the US Congress will vote to dismantle the 1906 Antiquities Act, thereby threatening our national monuments, starting with Bears Ears and Escalante Grand Staircase National Monuments, we can’t think of a better organization to fundraise for than the Access Fund as they fight this shortsighted, destructive agenda. We have never felt more passionate about a cause than this upcoming fight and are dedicating our 200+ mile trip to the Access Fund in an effort to bring international awareness to what is sure to be a long and costly legal battle here at home.
Who We Are:
At A Cause For Adventure we believe our adventures can benefit more than ourselves. We decided to use our adventures to bring awareness to worthy non-profits and charities. In this case, we are raising money for the non-profit, Access Fund, in conjunction with our upcoming pack trip acrossScotland.
A few of our more notable campaigns have been fairly successful:
- In 2015, we went to southern Mexico to climb and ski the 3rd tallest peak in North America, the 18,496’ El Pico De Orizaba, on which we raised nearly $3,000 for The Homeless Garden Project.
- In 2016, we raised almost $3,000 and personally delivered cash, chainsaws, goggles, and other warm weather gear to the Water Protectors of Standing Rock, ND (Dakota Access Pipeline Protest).
- This past November, in a 3 day campaign, we raised approximately $400, supplied 15 turkey dinners for Western Service Workers Association, and helped distribute 125 Thanksgiving dinners to low income families locally.
What We’re Doing:
The Great Outdoor Challenge of Scotland is in its 39th year. With 400 participants, it’s not a race, there are no winners or prizes, and competitiveness is frowned upon. The participants plan their own routes, submit them to be vetted, and then, on May 11th start walking. We will then have 14 days to complete the roughly 200 mile walk from the west to east coasts. Along the way we will explore the rough and rugged highlands, 10th century castles, the beautiful Moray Coast, and as always, will spend a couple days volunteering and doing charity work.
How You Can Help:
Donate now! 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes straight to the Access Fund. If you want continue to enjoy your public lands, receive a tax deduction, support our fundraising effort, and help save the world, please donate today.
Also, like A Cause For Adventure on Facebook and Instagram to follow us through Scotland.
If you want to donate to our separate, crowd-funded trip costs (to help cover the costs of this fundraiser), check out the following link to the Fundly page