By Michael Kane
Darren Campbell began his journey of walking the American Continental Divide in May of this year. He is currently in southern Montana with about 700-800 miles to go. This is epic trail takes him from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.
Maria Campbell said: “As his sister, I’m in awe of him. I live in America and this trail is one of the toughest out there, and he now is chasing winter.
“This walk is not for the fainthearted at all. It’s tough, it’s mentally challenging, and he is now in grizzly bear territory and he has been working so hard to engage people and help this charity.”
Maria went on to explain what inspired Darren to embark on the daunting thru-hike and why the Irish Cancer Society is a cause close to his heart.
“We lost a great man in 2018, our cousin Eugene Campbell and the Daffodil Nurses provided by the Irish Cancer Society were amazing. My little brother was doing the Pacific Crest Trail when we lost Eugene.
“That’s why he is doing this; they need help right now to be able to support those in need.”
So far Darren has raised just over 6000 euros but he still needs help reaching people. To donate and learn more about his journey you can find his fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/darren-campbell-cdt
You can also keep up with him through videos he posts on his Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINU-DcpQelc6cxLNZMfigQ