Mountaineers Will Hike Across Lebanon To Raise Funds For The Lebanese Red Cross

Niels Rasmussen/Lebanon Mountain Trail Association | Reuters

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.

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!

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