Niels Rasmussen/Lebanon Mountain Trail Association | Reuters Home Latest News Lebanon News Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Two Lebanese mountaineers have partnered up to embark on a week-long hike vertically across the entire country in efforts to raise funds for blast-stricken Beirut. Avedis Kalpakian and Rami Rasamny will challenge themselves to cross the 470 km Lebanon Mountain Trail non-stop in 8 days to raise $10,000 USD for the Lebanese Red Cross (here). The trail goes vertically from the south to the north of Lebanon, starting in Marjaayoun and ending in the northern town of Andqet. View this post on Instagram Hike for Beirut Day 4: Jabal el Cheikh 2814m . . 13km – 850m ascent – 5h . . Today is a soft day in the land of Mount Hermon since we are not allowed to go to the Summit 😉 Support the Lebanese Red Cross by donating through the link in my Bio. #hikeforbeirut #climbforbeirut @hikeforhumanity @jihadadnanphotography ? A post shared by Avedis Kalpaklian (@avediskalpaklian) on Aug 25, 2020 at 7:11pm PDT Fellow hikers, adventurers, and mountain aficionados can meet both Avedis and Rami on the journey and keep them company at any of the campsites/stops or on the trail. This long and challenging hike is a perfect initiative to put into perspective the physically and emotionally demanding work our Lebanese Red Cross heroes endure. The brave Lebanese Red Cross has been working tirelessly on the ground to support victims ever since the Beirut blast on August 4th. Best of luck to both Avedis and Rami! View this post on Instagram @ramirasamny and @avediskalpaklian are teaming up to cross the 470 KM Lebanon Mountain Trail from south to north in 8 days. The initiative is an attempt to raise 10,000 USD for the relief effort of the Lebanese Red Cross. It starts on Tuesday 1 and ends on Tuesday 8. For anyone in Lebanon, it is possible to meet them at the campsites or on the trail for one of the days or for a short section or maybe just to give them a bit of extra encouragement as they pass. To do that please contact @mountainsmagazinelebanon the team will let you know how to reach the mountaineers depending on the day and time. #Lebanon #lebanonmountaintrail #lebaneseredcross #redcrosslebanon #beirutblast #Lebanon A post shared by The Mountains Magazine Lebanon (@mountainsmagazinelebanon) on Aug 28, 2020 at 11:42pm PDT Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Support our independent media - contribute today! Become a Patron!