On August 12th, I climbed Mt. Katahdin. The first Hike for Sudan is finished!

Now, you may wonder why it has taken so long for me to actually post this, if i finished two weeks ago. Truth is, I simply was tired. My team of friends who has helped me along the way was also tired. Several of them actually made the rocky journey up Katahdin with me, and what a journey it was. Prior to the climb, I flew through the hundred mile wilderness in less than 72 hours, completing the last 117 miles in about 65 hours. It was a frenetic finish to a long journey, and I really enjoyed and relished every minute of it.

I spent the last two days thinking back over all that has happened in the past six months, both in Sudan and on my hike, as well as all of the interactions I have had with people. It is difficult to summarize what the hike has accomplished, or what is in store (more on that later – there are great plans in the works). Nevertheless, for now, we have finished, and I must think all that have contributed to this effort. From CESAR Onlus in Italy, to the Diocese of Rumbek and Bishop Mazzolari in Sudan, to all of my friends and family in the US, it has been a fantastic journey for all of us, and hopefully, in a small way, we have been able to contribute in a small way to the journey of the people of Sudan towards peace.

What remains now is to continue the journey. In the next few months, we will unveil plans for the future for Hike for Sudan, and they are very, very exciting. In the mean time, we will be posting photos of the hike, as well as the projects in Sudan. Also, more and more information will be available from Catholic Relief Services on the upcoming referendum. In less than 6 months, the referendum on secession will be conducted by the people of the south, ushering in a whole new era for the history of Sudan.

Thanks again for all of the support. We did it!

Chris and the Hike for Sudan Team.

6 Responses to “Finished!”

  1. judy pike 28. Aug, 2010 at 5:20 pm #


    How awesome – i am amazed you were able to conquer all the obstacles on the way to katahdin. What a great journey for a wonderful cause. I can’t wait to hear about plans for the future.

    Love, Aunt Judy

  2. Cesar Onlus 03. Sep, 2010 at 8:04 am #


    we are very proud of you! Thank you very much for what you are doing for South Sudan! We hope to see you soon.

    Best Regards from Italy!

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