African Adventure

Kyran was born in Zimbabwe in 1996; he was lucky enough to be barefoot for much of his childhood, developing a love for the African bush and its wildlife. He felt Africa’s pull even more deeply when he moved to England at the age of 12 and an article in The Telegraph a few years later about the tragic killing of 300 elephants in Hwange National Park by cyanide poisoning, prompted the question, ‘What am I going to do about this?‘. Interestingly, it was gorillas, not elephants, which he chose to support and in May, 2015, he began the 2,263 mile walk from Mexico to Canada, along the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money and awareness for the world’s last remaining 878 mountain gorillas. As preparation for this, he walked solo across the 500 mile length of the Pyrenees the previous year.

Kyran completed his walk in 140 days and raised nearly £18,000, earning him the name ‘Gorilla Walker‘. He returned to Africa a year later and is currently at the South African Wildlife College in the Kruger, learning anti-poaching techniques as well as training to be a Dangerous Animal Guide. Kyran hopes to return to England in a few weeks to begin the next part of his adventure.

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July 28th, 2016|0 Comments

The last few days of my field guiding course at the South African Wildlife College have been quite outstanding! We are studying tracks at the moment and we were given the opportunity to track a [...]


July 24th, 2016|1 Comment

A lot of things have happened since my last update when I completed my challenge of walking 2663 miles from Mexico to Canada to raise money for the Gorilla Organisation. I am currently living in [...]

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It is done

October 7th, 2015|0 Comments

2663 miles walked from Mexico to Canada to raise money and awareness for gorillas - complete. For some time I have thought long and hard about what I would say in this last article when [...]

Questions & Answers (part 1)

September 29th, 2015|0 Comments

In the last post I asked if anyone had any questions for me and I'd like to say thanks for all the questions that have flooded in, they have been very fun and educational to [...]

Boiling Blood, Sore Feet and Stunning Scenery

September 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Only 500 miles to go! It definitely feels like I am on the home straight now although I still have the entirety of Washington State to cross. When I hit the Cascades in Northern Washington, [...]

Scott Young: Life after the trail, and a wildlife encounter

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

I thought that in leaving the trail my adventure would end. This, however, was not to be the case. My journey from a small town called ‘Weed’ back to the UK, was full of adventure. [...]