Pachawawas News

And I would walk 500 miles

April 27th, 2012

It is a well known fact that 500 miles is exactly half the distance it would take a pair of wandering Scottish twins to fall down at your door. It is also 20 marathons.

Amazingly, one previous Orphanage volunteer has committed to walking exactly this distance in order to raise funds to build the new orphanage.

Sarah is undertaking the famed Camino de Santiago: a 500 mile pilgrimage route starting in St Jean Pied de Port in the South of France, crossing the Pyrenees into Spain and then heading from East to West ending in Santiago de Compostela. This will take her 4 weeks to complete.

She started her journey on Thursday 26th and has set her fundraising target at a hefty £1,000 so please support her if you can.

Click on the button below to donate.

Land’s End to John o’Groats for Pachawawas

April 20th, 2012
Roz looks ready to ride!

Roz looks ready to ride!

An intrepid trio have decided to traverse the full length of the island of Great Britain by bicycle raising sponsorship for Pachawawas. Roz, Dan and Lloyd have never even met any of the orphans but nevertheless they have chosen to undertake this formidable challenge in order to help build them a new orphanage. The cyclists, all from Bristol, will be riding an average of 80 miles per day for 12 days starting on April 21st 2012. If you would like to support them in their epic mission by making a donation, please click the button below. You can follow their progress on our Facebook Page.

Climb Kili

April 2nd, 2012

Sponsored Kilimanjaro Expedition
 26 September – 6 October 2012

Ever fancied climbing Kilimanjaro? Tackling the world’s tallest freestanding mountain is an amazing but tough adventure and we are looking for volunteers to raise sponsorship money to take part in the Kilimanjaro Challenge this September.

The expedition is being run by ex-TNT volunteer Huw Miles who has worked in the Adventure Tourism industry for 7 years and now runs a small adventure business. He has climbed Kilimanjaro with over 130 people and the TNT climb will be his ninth time on the roof of Africa.

Although Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, it is also a technically very straight forward one to climb. It is a trek and does not require any experience climbing or mountaineering at all. Huw has lead people from all walks of life, 18-67 year olds, 9-20 stone. The only essential prerequisite is a sense of adventure.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is an amazing experience. Watching a band of gold grow along the horizon so that you can just about make out the curvature of the earth from nearly 6000m above sea level at sun rise is a moment that will stay with you forever. What better way to do than for TNT and raising much needed funds for the orphanage and community projects out in Arequipa.

The trip costs £1400 and you must raise at least £200 on top of that for Traveller Not Tourist/Pachawawas.

For more info and an itinerary, please click through to Huw’s website. To register your interest or ask any questions please get in touch with Huw directly on

Huw at the summit with a previous expedition