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Teesdale teenager plans action packed adventure to Namibia
A TEENAGER is planning an action packed adventure in Africa this summer.
Angus Michie will be part of a British Exploring expedition to the north-west region of Namibia.
During his three weeks away, the 15-year-old from Winston, near Barnard Castle, will be part of a team undertaking activities including a project to locate, map and catalogue ancient rock art and monitor elephant populations.
However, Angus must raise £3,500 towards the cost of the expedition.
As part of his fundraising efforts, he managed to evade capture during the recent Zombie run at Hamsterley Forest.
The keen musician said: “I didn't know much about Namibia before I heard about the expedition.
“It sounds so different to anything I've known. I applied for a place on the expedition last summer and then had to complete a telephone interview before I was accepted onto it.”
Up to 60 youngsters aged 16-20 will take part in the expedition, and Angus said he can't wait.
To date, Angus has raised about £750 towards his target, working in a pub and holding cake sales at Yarm School, where he is a pupil.
He is also hoping to complete a coast-to-coast cycle ride to further boost funds.
And through Facebook, he has also discovered that two other Teesdale teenagers are going on the same expedition – Fiona Matthews, from Cotherstone, and Iona Borer, from Romaldkirk.
Angus has now set up a website dedicated to his African adventure – angusinafrica.webeden.co.uk – and anyone wishing to support his efforts can contact him via the site.