A walk to discover the great outdoors of Tenerife in the hands of Andy Tenerife Walker in association with Foundación “En Pié” and Dixkover.
One of the objectives of these walks is to raise funds for our “En Pié” Foundation by creating awareness among the population about mental health and giving members and the community the opportunity to interact and get to know each other, breaking stigmas towards people with mental problems.
Another objective of this project is to give Canarians and the ex-pat community living here a chance to exchange languages. Practicing language by trying to speak a little of the other’s language while doing physical activity outdoors, without the restraints of a classroom and a blackboard.
Sunday, August 2, 2015 will be the first launch.
Other walks will be on the first Sunday of each month until the end of the year.
All about Andy Tenerife Walker, “The Guide”.
Andy is a citizen of the UK, with a university degree passed with honors and a basic knowledge of Spanish. He has lived and hiked in Tenerife for over 15 years, during which time he has learned much about the trails, mountains, history and natural beauty of the island. He has the experience and knowledge necessary to choose the best walks based on the weather, fitness levels and aspirations of each group.
Andy’s interest in the outdoors and the mountains began at an early age with the British Scout Movement where he was the youngest of the group and still managed to achieve the Chief Scout Award. For several years he worked as a ranger in the Peak District National Park. Included in his training are first aid and rescue procedures.
He has hiked in many different countries, including North America and Europe.
He has climbed the highest peak in Spain, Mount Teide in Tenerife 3,718 meters high, on several occasions. He has also spent many hiking holidays in the neighboring islands of La Gomera and La Palma. It’s his life and enthusiasm!
We are fortunate to have his great experience as a guide for our “talking walks”.
Translation by Leigh Rogers, our new volunteer