One Long Walk
February 28, 2005 5:00 PM   Subscribe

Constant Trek is the Australian husband and wife team of Gary and Paula Constant. On the 1st of August, 2004, they left London from Trafalgar square to walk to Cape Town in South Africa. It is a distance of over 10,500 miles, and has been four years in the planning.
posted by thebwit (5 comments total)
Incredible. A friend of mine and I set out to go on a 24 hour walk (8 hours in one direction, 8 hours rest wherever we stopped, and 8 hours back), but it turned out rather, erm, failed, albeit interesting.
posted by CharlesV42 at 5:18 PM on February 28, 2005

don't mean to be jerk or anything, but they are taking a ferry from Spain to Morocco. Isn't that cheating?
posted by CCK at 7:30 PM on February 28, 2005

Well, they couldn't pick a nicer destination but why wouldn't they go all the way to Cape Agulhas, which is the southernmost point on the African continent?

cck, it would be cheating if they were in some kind of distance walking competition but since they're doing it on their own, for themselves, I doubt they'd consider it cheating.
posted by fenriq at 8:42 PM on February 28, 2005

From the diary it looks as if they are doing 20-30 km/day. This must take a huge amount of discipline. I've actually been to M'Hamid (the end of the first leg). It's very hot, and in the middle of nowhere.
posted by carter at 9:11 PM on February 28, 2005

Longest Walk
The greatest distance claimed for a 'round the world walker' is 55,524 km (34,501 miles) by Arthur Blessitt of North Fort Myers, Florida, USA, in more than 31 years since December 25th, 1969. He has been to all seven continents, including Antarctica, carrying a 3.7 m (12 ft) cross and preaching throughout his walk.


(not saying I don't think they are really cool...just a link :)
posted by reflection at 9:39 PM on February 28, 2005

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