Adam Gianforte, a Cornell graduate who loves linguistics, beef jerky, and unicycling, is currently in the middle of a long trek across the mountains to raise money for International Justice Mission (IJM).
He’d learned that all around the world, impoverished people are often not protected by the law, making them extremely vulnerable to various forms of violence, including human trafficking. In response to this sad reality, Adam decided to hit the Great Divide bike route in his unicycle, taking him from Canada to Mexico. His goal is to raise $10,000 for IJM, which works to protect poor communities from violence and injustice.
Hope for the Sold reached Adam on his trek, here’s what we asked him about his journey to date:
What’s the coolest animal you’ve seen so far?
Probably the two mountain biking animals I met who were riding the whole route in 24 days. Also an ant carrying a dead fly. Ants are cool! Also a black bear.
Tell us about an interesting person you’ve met on the way.
My first night I met and camped with 6 Catholic seminary students. These guys were the real deal, totally dedicated to the pursuit of God.
What part of your body hurts the most?
It changes week to week. Right now it’s my sunburned neck. Feeling great overall!