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Xavier Roeseler: hiking the Camino Santiago (northern route)

from 01 Jun 2011 - 07 Jul 2011 in Northern coast of Spain

Oui.

On the 1st of June I am embarking on an ambitious adventure; a hike across the northern coast of Spain between Irun in the Basque Country and Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. It’s better known as the northern route of the Camino Santiago; gorgeous scenery, loads and loads of photographic opportunities (sweeet) and many interesting people to meet.

However, it is 825km in total and I’ll be doing it in about 34 days (with a couple days rest) meaning that I’ll be walking on average 25km/day; so it’s not going to be easy. I am expecting a couple dozen blisters a day, sore legs and a sore back from carrying all my gear. Despite this, I am optimistic it’ll be an incredibly inspiring trip.

For the last 5 months I have been interning at The DoNation and helped coordinate the launch of this fresh looking website. It is partly my internship that inspired me to take on this challenge as I wanted to use the platform to promote it to my friends and family, especially you.

Sponsorship in the form of money is a very good deed, but the environment needs our action far far more than it needs our money. Since I’m an uber fan of the environment and sustainable living, it would mean a lot to me if you could sponsor me by taking a simple green action, or 4. There is a wholesome selection of 20 ‘DoActions’ which you can choose from, so you can pick something that suits you (as long as you’re not already doing it!). Your sponsorship will support me throughout and egg me on to keep moving forwards every step of the way.

I am really looking forward to this epic wander; it’s going to be challenging but undoubtedly yield a load of tasty fruit and hopefully inspire you to take up a sustainable action for a couple months.

Thanks a lot in advance, hope you are well.

xxx

ps. do not worry, I have oodles of blister pads.

pps. expect butt-loads of photos.

hiking the Camino Santiago (northern route)

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List of pledges
Total saved: 1,686 kg CO2

03 Jul 2011
Potential savings of 3KG of CO2
I love XAV!
21 Jun 2011
Potential savings of 18KG of CO2
I've been meaning to do this for a while but I'm glad I'm on it now. You are truly and inspiring character Prof Roeseler
20 Jun 2011
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
You will be looking in horror at you blistered feet by now but hopefully having a tremendous time. Thnx for the chance to be a part off.
13 Jun 2011
Potential savings of 27KG of CO2
I'm gonna unplug that shizz! Yeah!!
13 Jun 2011
Confirmed savings of 2KG of CO2
Hope it's awesome!
06 Jun 2011
Potential savings of 438KG of CO2
My newest obession, smog free -- great job so far, can't wait to hear more!!
05 Jun 2011
Confirmed savings of 1KG of CO2
Jimmy pledged Tea time
30 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
You want a cup o'tea braaa?
Jimmy pledged Step up
30 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 3KG of CO2
I'll do a bit more walking, seen as you're doing so much :) Have a great trip bro... Jim x
29 May 2011
Potential savings of 0KG of CO2
Xavier - enjoy the experience and good luck, from your Mum's twin in the USA
26 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 0KG of CO2
Dear xav, Have a fantastic time, I am so envious of yout trip, I did part of it last year and it was a fantastic experience, you will love it. Love Jenny xx
26 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 0KG of CO2
25 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 2KG of CO2
Happy trekking!!
23 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 1KG of CO2
Go Xav!! :) xx
19 May 2011
Potential savings of 363KG of CO2
Great COncept. Start Doin. Have fun Xav. Pledged
16 May 2011
Potential savings of 5KG of CO2
16 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
Good luck Xav! My housemate is growing veggies so hopefully this will help them along too!
15 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 49KG of CO2
Xav, you are a legend. Nothing more to add.
14 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
Good luck Xav! Looking forward to seeing the photos of your adventure. This is a great idea, Helen and Ian.
14 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
Helen and Ian will both be only using the water they need in the kettle for 2 months!
14 May 2011
Potential savings of 25KG of CO2
Great idea Xav. I hope your feet don't hurt so much that you don't enjoy the scenery. I will think of you every time I walk up the stairs at work!
14 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 38KG of CO2
This will also allow me to support Mitumba - the Kenyan 2nd hand clothes market!

From: 43 pledges

Fani pledged Tea time
13 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
13 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 19KG of CO2
Of course I had to do this one! Good luck, be careful with the blister pads! xx
desta pledged Tea time
13 May 2011
Potential savings of 5KG of CO2
desta pledged Veg out
13 May 2011
Potential savings of 40KG of CO2
have fun, zig! xx
12 May 2011
Potential savings of 41KG of CO2
Suerte hermano. Will flick every power switch in my path in your honour
12 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
11 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
I am a definite tea addict - so this should also be a good daily reminder about looking after the planet more. we haven't me , good luck with the walk !
11 May 2011
Potential savings of 11KG of CO2
11 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 2KG of CO2
10 May 2011
Potential savings of 73KG of CO2
Good luck Xav. I used to be much better at turning off my computer but will definitely try to turn off both mac and pc from now on. x
10 May 2011
Potential savings of 40KG of CO2
Xav, we're in N. America, a land of burger-eaters, but I shall forego meatage for 95.2% of my meals. Good work dude x
10 May 2011
Potential savings of 1KG of CO2
I will smell better too. Which is good.
10 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
Love you Zavvie....
10 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 41KG of CO2
10 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 50KG of CO2
Support you? I guess I have to... Nope, meant to draught proof all winter - now I'll feel doubly guilty if I don't.
10 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 15KG of CO2
Think of me skating to the station and i'll think of you walking along tryin to avoid annoying people!
Lotte pledged Step up
10 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 25KG of CO2
Hi Xav, Good luck with the walk...I'd never really thought about lift using as an environmental issue, but I do use ours a lot (I live on 6th floor!), so I gues
10 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 119KG of CO2
Buen Camino Pilgrim! May it be blessed with angels along every path. Love always, Chris
10 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 27KG of CO2
10 May 2011
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
Whilst you're mincing your way through the foothills of mount Paella, I'm going to make every short journey on my bike. Sainsbury's, Matt's house, Banker's Fish
10 May 2011
Potential savings of 33KG of CO2
My worst eco-sin is driving a car, but I live in the country so it's pretty tough without one! So I'll drive it nice and smooth while you walk.