Malcolm Leask, aka “Malc”, started on the Te Araroa Trail in December 2022. 50 days later he completed the first massive odyssey – 1600km on foot from Cape Reinga to Wellington. Te Araroa is a trail from one end of Aotearoa New Zealand to the other. It's not your typical backpacking trail though. It's about connecting people, towns, and cities – which has been the perfect backdrop for Malc’s journey of raising funds for the Mental Health Foundation, while also taking time to reflect on his own mental health.
Malc’s employer, Online Distribution, is a corporate supporter of the Mental Health Foundation. The team is fully onboard with Malc’s journey. We had a chat with Malc while he was on the trail, to learn more about this incredible feat, and his plans to complete the full 3000km trail.