Support the Trek for Big Cats

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Three unusually-clad trekkers will be hiking to Everest Base Camp and to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness around the plight of the world’s most endangered big cats and to raise funds for the Born Free Foundation.

Jumping into the weekend with Trek for Big Cats lion mascot!

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Adventurer and conservationist Gareth James Legg will be joined by environmentalist and safari guide Tracey Bruton, plus another team member (yet to be announced).

The three Trek for Big Cats expedition team members will hike wearing large, big-cat mascot suits, representing the lion, leopard and tiger.

The expedition will begin in Nepal on 1 November 2018, with the Mount Everest Base Camp trek happening over 14 days.

Lion. Image: Amar Yashlaha

They then head to Tanzania for a 7- day trek to attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro – there will be an opportunity for further team members to sign up for the Kili trek, with up to 20 places available.

All funds raised will go to the UK-based Born-Free Foundation to to fund their big cat projects. 

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Click here to donate any amount to the Trek for Big Cats fund raiser.

The team aims to create global awareness around the many factors that these big cats face, such as the canned lion industry, commercial play to pet operations, illegal trophy hunting,  habit loss, human/animal conflict, disease and the irresponsible tourism industry selfies, walking with lions etc.