I am a Dutch woman living in London. Passionate about charitable work, art and film but most of all about trekking in the mountains. The opportunity to walk the TMB with my good friend Elske was an answer to my prayers after various lockdowns.

Melania’s support for strong, hard working women living in challenging circumstances, touched a nerve. I am delighted that through our walk and fundraising we can contribute to bring their dream to support themselves closer to reality.

Biggest challenge will be walking 170k over nine consecutive days ascending and descending some 10,000m with arthritic knees and other joints. And then there is always the unpredictability of the weather plus staying on the correct path and reach our huts before they lock the doors.