My buddy, Mike Prehis, is walking a 1000 miles across the Mongolian desert to raise funds for needy children in Mongolia. He's enroute right now! I met Mike in Nepal on a trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest. We've kept in touch ever since, seeing each other once a year when he lands in Denver. He has traveled the world twice over. His story telling escapades usually have me uncontrollably laughing. Read about his Mongolian adventure below.
Straight from South Florida:
Mike Prehis is a retired airline pilot who makes his home in Wilton Manors, however he does not take his retirement lightly. His vacations do not involve midnight buffets and planned excursions, often times they seek to give back to the international community. In fact his entire vacations seem to be...excursions.
In May, Prehis will leave the comforts of home to join 12 other thrill seekers as they trek 1,000 miles across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.They will also have an eight camel caravan to carry their gear.
The trek, in addition to offering “really bad dust and sandstorms, heat stroke, extreme temperature fluctuations, blizzards, equip- ment failure and injury” will benefit schools in Mongolia. Schools around the world are also invited to interact with Gobi2011.com so students can experience what life in an indigenous Mongolian village.Through the website, trekkers will blog about their once in a life time experience. “We are raising funds with a charity called edurelief.org to benefit school children in Mon- golia,” said Prehis.“you can send a kid to school in Mongolia for as little as $20 per month.” READ FULL ARTICLE
For more information on Prehis and his adventure, please visit Gobi2011.com
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