Posted: 17 Aug 2013
An 18-year old with barely any motorcycle riding experience has completed an eight-month long journey on his own, travelling from Argentina to Alaska, a distance of 24,000 miles. Oliver Plunket set out from Ushuaia in Argentina on board a Crescent motorcycles prepared Yamaha XT660Z Tenere last December with an aim of raising as much money as possible for Fisher House UK.
The trip took him through many countries, including Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guetemala and Canada before ending his trip in Alaska. To date, Plunket has raised over £88,000 and is looking to hit a target of £100,000. His trip was entirely self-funded and all money raised will go to the charity. The Fisher House Foundation builds and runs ‘homes away from home’ for military patients and their families, normally on US military hospital bases. In the UK, it has teamed up with the ‘Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity’ to create the first UK Fisher House.
Plunkett took this incredible journey in a gap year and will now return to full-time education. You can donate to Plunket’s cause here.