Take a Walk

In September 2018, I am going to walk from Boston (sea level) to the summit of Mount Washington, NH (6288 ft). Approximately 165 miles over 8-10 days unsupported.

Why

To raise awareness of our increasing disconnection from being outside and especially the physical and mental benefits of exposure to nature.

Get Involved

Nature is a necessity not a luxury. Follow the journey, meet my sponsors, and learn how you can get involved. I want this to be your journey as much as mine.

living on purpose!

about me

Tom Henell
First and foremost, this journey is not about me. It's about you, your kids, your grandkids, and all future generations to come. To walk 165 miles is not the hardest adventure you could do, and it's not the easiest. That is the point. I'm trying to show that 1. nature is accessible to everyone, 2. the benefits of nature are numerous for both physical and mental well-being, and 3. that adventure is right outside your door.

the facts

Ammonoosuc River
  • We are significantly & substantially happier outside
  • Yet, we spend approximately 93% of our time inside
  • Kids today spend half as much time outside as their parents did
  • Direct exposure to nature is essential for physical & mental health
  • Scientific evidence that Nature reduces stress
  • Increase energy, improve creativity, enhance optimism, & foster creativity

why you

Pinkham Notch
Probably one of the most important questions; do I really think we can make a difference? Absolutely! But, we need to re-define what "making a difference" actually means. If I can impact one person, I've made a difference. If that person impacts one person, we start to make a change. I don't want to be complacent and assume someone else will make a difference. I think as individuals we HAVE to do something.