Walk2gether enters Bolivia
January 17, 2011
Bob Hentzen and the Walk2gether team have left Peru and are crossing into Bolivia today, Jan. 17.
"We are up and going at 1:30 a.m. to begin this exciting day," Hentzen wrote to the CFCA headquarters in Kansas City, Kan. "From where we are right now on this moonlit morning (27 kilometers or almost 17 miles from the border crossing at Kasani), we walk in silent awe of the snow-capped mountains awaiting us in Bolivia."
Walk2gether has covered more than 5,000 of its planned 8,000 miles through Central and South America. Peru contained some of the highest terrain yet encountered: the Altiplano of Peru. Its highest altitude to date was 14,856 feet above sea level.
For more information, see Hentzen’s note from the road on his Facebook page.
Walk2gether is an 8,000-mile walk through 12 countries to shed light on families living in poverty and the benefits of child sponsorship. It launched in December 2009 and will continue until the early summer of 2011.