Welcome to Head over Heels 2014!

Here we are at the start

Its now 2015, Emma’s epic run took place last year.

3 months later at the end. Very happy that it was over.

Emma ran 4000km in 3 months from Namibia to Mozambique taking in 5 different countries.

From Henties Baai, Namibia, to Pemba, Mozambique

It was a major challenge for Emma and us, her support team: Woocash and Mike had never been outside Europe; Robert had rarely been outside Zimbabwe;  I had never organised anything like this before; and, of course, Emma had set herself up for a phenomenal endurance achievement.

The costs of the journey were met almost entirely by the team because we wanted as much money as possible to go to the charities.

On this site you can find out more about adventures that happened along the way, some information about the countries we visited and evaluations on the equipment we used. I hope that you find this information useful and enjoyable. If you want any advice or support organising your own adventure and you have no clue where to start, feel welcome to contact me, Aysha, through the contact us page or in our comments section.

And if you feel inspired or generous, please, please remember our fantastic charities. They are all small charities so small amounts of money make a big difference to their work. Please follow this link to donate: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EmmaTimmis

I hope you enjoy the website,


6 thoughts on “

  1. Head over Heels - Aysha January 22, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Just been reading your blog. Love the intersection between conservation and psychology. If you write about southern Africa, feel welcome to post a link here. I was struck by how few mammals we met compared to 20 years ago. And how many scorpions!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Josh Gross | The Jaguar February 11, 2016 / 5:38 pm

      My apologies, I just now discovered this comment! I’m not sure how I missed it.

      I actually have written about South Africa…sort of. I wrote about a live, globally streamed safari program that’s based out of South Africa called Wild Safari Live. Here’s a link, if you’re interested: http://thejaguarandallies.com/2015/09/02/the-enormous-potential-of-wild-safari-live/

      You bring up an important point though. Large mammal numbers are dropping all over the world, for a host of reasons. Much of it has to do with habitat loss and fragmentation. Because larger mammals tend to have large home ranges, habitat loss affects them a great deal. People are also more likely to hunt them, and they don’t reproduce as quickly as smaller creatures.


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