Braam profileIn his toughest extreme adventure yet, Braam Malherbe is taking on a 15 month global expedition to raise environmental awareness about our children’s future on earth.

Facing their biggest challenge yet, two extraordinary adventurers are preparing for the 2016 Dot Earth Challenge: a 15 month non-motorised circumnavigation of the globe along the Tropic of Capricorn.

Extreme adventurers Braam Malherbe and Peter Van Kets are taking on the global expedition to raise awareness about the environmental challenges facing our planet.  Their aim: to rally a critical mass of a billion children around the world to hold adults accountable for the destruction of the earth’s natural resources.


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Leaving from the Cradle of Humankind at the Sterkfontein caves, where our earliest ancestors first ventured forth, the team will be flying an Earth Flag, designed with the motto: One Earth; One Home; One Responsibility.
Malherbe and Van Kets plan to show how we, as adults, are exhausting the finite resources of earth and compromising our children’s future. The DOT Earth Challenge will travel from South Africa to Botswana, and travel along the Tropic of Capricorn to visit key environmental hotspots including the Great Barrier Reef, Amazon Jungle and Atacama Desert.




The adventurers will do some crazy things like:

  • Running 200km with Bushmen in the Kalahari to show how people can live sustainably, even in harsh environments;
  • Trying to climb the glacier on top of Mount Kilimanjaro to show how her white mantle affects the human and animal populations in the valleys below;
  • Paddling 1000km from Easter Island to a pristine Polynesian island to illustrate how overexploitation of a finite resource drove the Easter Islanders to extinction: a microcosmic example of what we are doing to the earth