Man Walks Nearly 3000 Miles Through China.
Christoph Rehage started walking on November 9, 2007 and stopped in October 2008. He traveled over 4500 kilometers (2796 miles). All of the distance from Beijing to Ürümqi was completely on foot. The times where you can see him in the video riding a boat or sitting on a plane are during breaks Christoph had to take from walking, either to sort out bureaucracy issues or to take care of some personal issues.
Christoph was asked about his state of mind while he was walking and what he was thinking. He replied “It was just the way it would be on any normal day. Sometimes you think. Sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you worry about passports, dangers, pains, relatives and loved ones, and at other times your steps are light and you sing songs in the desert. Sometimes it is boring. And sometimes you feel at peace.”
When he was asked why he stopped walking, Christoph said, “I wanted to gain back my life. I had to regain control over myself, eliminate the inner boss that was telling me what to do. A lot of people look at the video thinking “I want to be free like that guy!” – but they don’t realize that I was driven by something, and maybe I was losing control over it.”
This looks like an amazing adventure and it’s very inspiring. Share this with your friends, they’ll enjoy it.
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Join us for this new event - a 10km walk from St Columba's College on to the Wicklow Way.
The hike, which will take approximately 4.5 hours will take walkers on a loop from Whitechurch and to the 'Fairy Castle' on Two Rock Mountain.
There will be a lunch stop en route and it is planned that walkers will return to St Columba's from 4pm where a barbecue will be on offer for all participants.
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The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Mid-Summer Walking Festival will take place on Saturday June 13th 2015 along part of the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail from Aughagower to Murrisk. This is a guided walk and guides will be available to guide at fast, medium and easy pace. As this is generally a moderate walk, a reasonable level of fitness is required and proper walking boots and waterproof raingear is essential. Refreshments will be provided at the start and in the middle of the day. Teenagers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and no dogs Allowed. Transport will be provided on the morning to ferry Walkers from the Meeting point to the Starting point. This means that your personal transport will be at the end of the walk.
For further information contact the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail office at 094 9030687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration available on www.iregister.ie/westerncareevents
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On the 4th of June 2015, An Post issued two stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mountain Rescue Ireland.
Before 1965 there was no organised mountain rescue service in Ireland. That all changed in November 1965 when Mountain Rescue Ireland was founded at a meeting of mountaineering and hill-walking clubs. The service was set up as a charity aiming to represent the 12 voluntary mountain rescue teams throughout the island of Ireland and to liaise on their behalf with Government and other bodies.
Today, Mountain Rescue Ireland is a 24-hour/365 days voluntary emergency service with approximately 365 volunteers. It is also known as Tarrtháil Sléibhe Éireann and the Irish Mountain Rescue Association (IMRA).
In the event of an emergency, Mountain Rescue Ireland can be contacted on the main emergency services number 999/112 with the rescue coordinated by the local Garda station.
It should always be remembered that Mountain Rescue Ireland is a remarkable voluntary rescue service that has saved many lives whilst relying on volunteers and funding from the state and public donations. Every year Mountain Rescue Ireland responds to an average of 300 emergency call-outs throughout Ireland, coming to the aid of people lost or injured while walking or climbing in the mountain ranges of Ireland.
These stamps mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mountain Rescue Ireland. They were designed by Conor & David and feature members assisting climbers who have gotten into difficulties. We are proud to bring you two of these unique stamps, with values of 68c and €1.
Every year, on the 3rd Sunday of June ( Father's Day), the Fermoy Multiple Sclerosis Society host their Annual Galtee Walk.
The services provided by our regional branch are funded by events like the Galtee Walk.
This event is our biggest event of the year so having your support means we can reach out to more members of our community and offer the support and services they need.
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Fermoy Multiple Sclerosis Society Annual Galtee Walk
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