Walk2gether reaches highest point to date
January 11, 2011
The Walk2gether team reaches a high-altitude
stretch: the Andes mountain range in Peru.
AREQUIPA, Peru – Walk2gether has reached an altitude of 14,856 feet above sea level in the Andes mountain range in Peru, according to reports from CFCA President and Co-founder Bob Hentzen.
"Breathtaking natural beauty surrounds us on this highest day of Walk2gether," Hentzen wrote in a note posted on his Facebook page.
In another report, he mentioned the vast landscapes "adorned by inspiring shepherd families caring for herds of woolly alpacas, llamas and vicunas."
Hentzen will also navigate the Andes mountain range in Chile where the mountains meet the Atacama Desert, officially the world's driest desert. It is not likely, however, that the walk will again reach a height of more than 14,800 feet.
The walkers are in Peru and expect to cross into Bolivia on Jan. 16.
Walk2gether is an 8,000-mile walk through 12 countries to shed light on families living in poverty and the benefits of child sponsorship. It launched in December 2009 and will continue until the early summer of 2011.