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Expedition to Manchu Picchu
Aug 15, 2014
A team from Royal LePage offices across Canada will trek to Machu Picchu, Peru in 2015 on a unique fundraising quest. The goal is to raise $350,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
The company says an overwhelming response from those who applied for this bucket list opportunity earlier this year resulted in an expanded trip to accommodate 70 Royal LePagers, up from an originally planned group of just 28. They will trek for eight days across the Machu Picchu mountain ridge, which includes a 15th-century Inca site 2,430 metres above sea level.
“We are excited, honoured and grateful to have so many step up to the challenge,” says Shanan Spencer-Brown, executive director of the foundation. “Our groups of Machu Picchu trekkers will hike six to eight hours a day, camp in tents and forgo running water and basic comforts such as electricity and cell phone service to raise a minimum of $5,000 each, while covering their own travel expenses.”
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