Aberdeen man completes 164 mile trek for Kenyan conservation projects

Kris Pashley
Kris Pashley arrives at Mallaig at the end of his 164 mile trek. Photo: Facebook/PhalanxFoundation

An Aberdeen man has hiked coast to coast from Aberdeen to Mallaig to raise funds for two conservation projects in Kenya.

Beginning on 25 September Kris Pashley completed his 164 mile solo trek on 3 October.

The nine day hike proved to be a challenge, especially the weather, and while the trek was a solitary one, Kris has said it was “worthwhile”.

Kris’ interest in Kenya comes from spending two years in the country focusing on anti-poaching and environmental conservation. After returning to the UK, he founded the Phalanx Foundation in 2013, which helps support existing wildlife and environmental projects, as well as overseeing the creation of an independent ranger service in Kenya.

The two Kenyan projects the Phalanx Foundation are currently working on are Colobus Conservation – a primate preservation effort based in Diani which protects the Angolan Colobus monkey – and Local Ocean Trust, a marine conservation project in Watamu.

Kris’ trek has raised around raised around £400, which he will put towards funding medical and radio equipment, as well as supplies for Kenya.

To find out more about the Phalanx Foundation or to make a donation, please visit their website.