A PENDLE Hill woman will hike 100 kilometres to raise fund for the Wilderness Society.
Katrina Kapnopoulos has so far raised more than $1000 as part of the WildEndurance Challenge in the Blue Mountains in May.
Her ‘‘Take A Hike’’ team members are sister Christine Burt and friends Brian Forster, Dani Free and Dave Gleeson.
Ms Kapnopoulos said she had wanted to do the WildEndurance hike for a long time.
‘‘I don’t consider myself a real fitness fanatic but have always loved walking,” she said.
‘‘As with most rookies I am very excited and scared to join in and see if I can complete this challenge.”
She said her team planned to hold group fund-raising events.
Interested sponsors can find their team page at http://events.wildendurance.org.au/Take+a+hike.Katrina can be reached at email@example.com.
A spokesman said the WildEndurance 100K Team Challenge was the main fund-raising event for the Wilderness Society which works to defend endangered wilderness throughout Australia.
He said the Wilderness Society’s overall goal was to raise $500,000 from the event.
‘‘The Wilderness Society’s current primary campaign focuses on defending the Kimberly from gas mining and development,’’ he said.
‘‘Our projects include raising awareness of coal seam gas mining in Victoria and NSW, as well as ending the land clearing that is destroying tens of thousands of hectares of bushland in Tasmania, the Northern Territories and NSW.’’
For more information visit www.wildendurance.org.au.