Congratulations to the two Sydney North Rovers to be granted the Tony Balthasar Achievement Award for 2018 - Sam Robinson from Epping Rover Crew and Ciara Smart from Turramurra Rover Crew. Each receives $6,000 to undertake their adventure.
Sam will be doing a solo, off-road, bike-packing tour of Scotland, following the Highland 550 trail. This involves a 20-25 day bike hike through the north of Scotland, with an overall distance of 885 km and involves 16,000 m of climbing.
Ciara is in the planning stages for an approximately 140-day trek of the Upper Himalaya Trail, traversing Nepal from east to west - a distance of over 1,700km! She'll be undertaking this together with her brother Patrick, also a Rover. The Balthasar Award is an opportunity uniquely available to Rovers in Sydney North Region. See more information here, including the adventures of previous awardees.