Scottish Man Completes Walk Across Canada to Raise Money for Rewilding Efforts

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Takeaways:

  • Scotsman Michal Yellowlees has walked with his dog Luna from Tofino, British Columbia to Cape Spear, Newfoundland.
  • His goal was to raise money for a charity called Trees For Life that is working to re wild Scotland’s Caledonian Forest. He has so far raised $62,413 US.
  • “I am hoping through my walk to capture the sense of vast wilderness that still exists in Canada and hope also that, through the dedicated work of Trees for Life and the magical people that work there” says Yellowlees

 

Trees For Life While I spent my summer tapping out articles on a laptop and hauling kids down to the lake after work, Michael Yellowlees was having a much harder time of it. He was slogging across Canada on foot, all the way from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic. Starting in February 2021 in Tofino, British Columbia, Yellowlees set out with his furry, four-footed best friend, an Alaskan husky named Luna, to make the slow and impressive journey to Cape Spear, Newfoundland. It took him nine months to complete, with his final day of travel being December 5. What’s interesting is that Yellowlees isn’t even Canadian. He’s from Perthshire, Scotland—and looks every inch the quintessential Scotsman, with a kilt and long flowing red hair and beard. He chose Canada because he wanted to raise money for a charity called Trees For Life that’s working to “rewild” Scotland’s Caledonian Forest after centuries of deforestation. Canada, with its vast tracts of forest, seemed like the right inspirational spot. On his fundraising page, Yellowlees explained , “I am hoping through my walk to capture the sense of vast wilderness that still exists in Canada and hope also that, through the dedicated […]

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