My name is Oz and I’m from London, UK. I was born in Turkey and my family immigrated to London when I was very young, so I feel an affinity to both places
My introduction to thru-hiking happened only a couple of years ago, when a colleague told me that he walked the whole height of the UK, starting from the southern tip of Cornwall and ending at the northern tip of Scotland. I thought that was a ridiculous thing to say/do and I didn’t understand how he could have done such a thing. That led to a rabbit hole of watching thru-hiking videos on youtube, discovering the existence of the big hikes like the PCT or the GR20 scattered all around the world and ultimately falling in love with the culture of thru-hiking.
I would consider myself new to thru-hiking, having only really done the South Downs Way in England. My plan is to eventually complete a really long thru-hike (I would absolutely love to do the PCT) and I’m excited to share my journey with you all!