Why have you signed up to the Petra Trek 2017?
“I’ve done a couple of the RedR challenges in the past and they are great fun, they get you fit, are immensely satisfying to complete, and most importantly they raise money for a cause that is often overlooked. Being an engineer, I strongly relate to the work RedR does and I feel that I am well placed to share their work with my network and contacts, to hopefully raise a good amount of money.
The plight of refugees fleeing Syria is hard to comprehend and I think by trekking across the Jordanian desert, with few amenities, may be a small way to better understand and share their story.”
What were some of your highlights of the Kilimanjaro trek you did with RedR previously?
“The whole challenge was a highlight – in raising funds and awareness I met some great people and was amazed at the generosity and interest people showed. The climb itself was unbelievable; the scenery and beauty of the national park, the camaraderie amongst the team and the local guides, the food and the overall experience and satisfaction of challenging myself mentally and physically is something I’ll never forget. “
What you are most excited about with regards to the 2017 trek?
“I’m really excited about experiencing a difference culture, physically and mentally challenging myself and seeing one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. I’m also looking forward to engaging with colleagues from across BP to share with them the work RedR does.”