When travel writer Amy Aed was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at 15, she knew little about the incurable autoimmune disease. Getting to grips with her diagnosis and its day-to-day impact on her health was a struggle, but six years on, with dreams of completing an expedition, Amy hatched an epic plan: to become the first person in history to walk the length of the Danube River, from source to sea.
The 1770-mile journey takes in ten countries and sees Amy walk around 35km a day. Having started her journey on the 1st September 2021, she currently has four countries still to cross and is due to finish her challenge in February, although she’s currently resting due to a hip injury.
I caught up with her via email to find out more about her Danube adventure.