Mari – The Long Walk 2021 Faro de Maspalomas – Gáldar, over the highest peak on Gran Canaria… #WeCrossMountains

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The amazing Mari Hartell was a student of The British School on Gran Canaria born and raised by her Finnish parents here on the island, she is a truly international character.  Having become a teacher of languages and primary subjects, she also ran her own restaurant business and events company, and has a broad range of life experience, sassy and filled with fun.

A busy and caring mother, Mari has a hectic lifestyle but works as a rescue diver and a teacher, training in safety techniques at the Offshore OPITO certified training establishment “Grupo Stier” which also assists the wider offshore community in many other ways…… she has two beautiful daughters to whom she is devoted.  She is also an avid animal lover with seemingly boundless levels of energy.

The Long Walkers stayed at her family finca in the hills above Maspalomas for two years running before she decided she was going to personally join the effort and walk coast to coast over her island home to raise money and awareness for the local Breast Cancer association and The Food Project and other local causes.

This will be her fifth solidarity walk over the island, aiming to prove to her two daughters that there are no limits in life other than the ones you set yourself.  She is epic in every way and a total true hero.

The Long Walk – Gran Canaria aims to show that no matter the size of the challenge ahead of us, by working together, one step at a time, we can all cross mountains. #WeCrossMountains

We raise funds and awareness to assist families, groups and individuals on Gran Canaria facing potentially terminal illnesses, like Canarian Breast Cancer Association ACCM (Asociación Canaria de Cáncer de Mama y Ginecológico), environmental organisations helping to protect our island, such as Fundación FORESTA, and those dealing directly with poverty in our community, such as https://TheFoodProject.es Proyecto Vecinal de Alimentos de Mogán Nabohjelpen among others.

The Long Walk 2021 will start Day 1 by the famous Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse, and head north along The Pilgrims’ Way, the only officially recognised stretch of the Camino de Santiago (Ruta Jacobea) outside of mainland Europe. We will travel from the Dunes of Maspalomas, up through the Fataga valley to Tunte, where we will stay the night, and on Day 2 complete our ascent with a traditional toast at the highest summit on the island following a small detour from the trail, up to Pico de Las Nieves. Walking across Las Cumbres (The Summits) stopping another night at Cruz de Tejeda. Day 3 will begin with a visit to The Long Walk Woodland Reserve, before our descent, through the northern mountain pine forests, into the ancient pre-hispanic island capital, the royal city of Gáldar, and end on the north coast around sunset.

When asked about her motivations Mari says “I wanted to challenge myself while at the same time really doing something to help others.”


Some of the wonderful people who support The Long Walk:

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Emmy Roca Pagés

€30.00 September 22, 2021
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Facebook Fundraiser so far...

€216.00 September 22, 2021
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Rene Rogers

€15.00 September 22, 2021

Make sure your boots are made for walking 😉 xx

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Facebook Fundraiser

€377.00 September 22, 2021

There is still time to share and support

Really looking forward to our tenth epic coast-to-coast

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Facebook Fundraiser

€900.00 September 21, 2021

Anyone can donate at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/382657666728728/382663636728131

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Denise Cox-Thomson

€5.00 September 21, 2021
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€40.00 September 21, 2021

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Our wonderful customers have started to drop off cash donations to support Tim on The Long Walk, raising funds and awareness for Women & Families, Fighters & Survivors on Gran Canaria.

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€60.00 September 21, 2021
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Ronald Morgan

€10.00 September 21, 2021
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Catherine Vella

€50.00 September 16, 2021

Blarney Stone sponsorship

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Catherine Vella

€50.00 September 15, 2021

This is Mary ds sponsorship for 50 euros 51

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Conrad Matyszak

€20.00 September 12, 2021

Good luck Cindy! Such a great cause for a great man! Xx

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Yuki OSAWA

€10.00 October 2, 2020

Congratulations Mari!!!!

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Sari Helenius

€20.00 September 28, 2020

Fantástica! Una labor increíble ?

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Stephanie Tuckett

€10.00 September 28, 2020

Well done! A great cause!

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Cornelia Christiansen

€10.00 September 27, 2020

?? for an amazing cause Mari!!

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€10.00 September 26, 2020
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Emmy Roca Pagés

€40.00 September 24, 2020

Go Mari, go! A big hug and great initiative! Emmy. 😉

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Pratap Kriplaney

€11.00 September 23, 2020
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SUP Club la Misteriosa

€80.00 September 23, 2020
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Charlotte Amador Miller

€7.00 September 22, 2020
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Johnny Spence

€50.00 September 22, 2020

Good luck but if you have problems with injury do not hurt yourself more

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€50.00 September 16, 2020
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Edward Timon

€1.00 September 16, 2020
The Long Walk Past Sponsors and Donors:

Some Previous Donations

Monica Tornroos

Sep 7, 2018

€10.00

 

Josephine Hartell

Sep 7, 2018

€50.00

 

Jackie McHeffey

Sep 7, 2018

€5.00

 

Emmy Roca

Sep 8, 2018

€10.00

 

Michelle Oldenburg

Sep 8, 2018

€10.00

 

ruth meier

Sep 8, 2018

€50.00

 

Jacqueline Racz

Sep 9, 2018

€20.00

 

Fatimah Jagoh

Sep 9, 2018

€15.00

 

Iván Sarmiento

Sep 15, 2018

€10.00

 

 

Lars Janke Wohlers

Sep 20, 2018

€10.00

Mucha suerte con la recaudación. ??

 

Candy Melwany

Sep 21, 2018

€15.00

Give it all Mari!! Great cause. Goodluck and enjoy too.

 

Adriana Arnautovic

Sep 22, 2018

€10.00

Thank you …love you…estamos contigo

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Emmy Roca Pagés

€30.00 September 22, 2021
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Facebook Fundraiser so far...

€216.00 September 22, 2021
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Rene Rogers

€15.00 September 22, 2021

Make sure your boots are made for walking 😉 xx

Anonymous User
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Facebook Fundraiser

€377.00 September 22, 2021

There is still time to share and support

Really looking forward to our tenth epic coast-to-coast

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Facebook Fundraiser

€900.00 September 21, 2021

Anyone can donate at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/382657666728728/382663636728131

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Denise Cox-Thomson

€5.00 September 21, 2021
Anonymous User
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WeAreWarriors.shop Cash Donation

€40.00 September 21, 2021

Our wonderful customers have started to drop off cash donations to support Tim on The Long Walk, raising funds and awareness for Women &… Read more

Our wonderful customers have started to drop off cash donations to support Tim on The Long Walk, raising funds and awareness for Women & Families, Fighters & Survivors on Gran Canaria.

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Anonymous

€60.00 September 21, 2021
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Ronald Morgan

€10.00 September 21, 2021
Anonymous User
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Catherine Vella

€50.00 September 16, 2021

Blarney Stone sponsorship

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Catherine Vella

€50.00 September 15, 2021

This is Mary ds sponsorship for 50 euros 51

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Conrad Matyszak

€20.00 September 12, 2021

Good luck Cindy! Such a great cause for a great man! Xx