By Russell Leader Join Me

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

Four men and a boat (or in this case a canoe) - myself (Russell Leader), Chris Hopper, Richard Jerichsen and Mike Burgess at taking on the Rhein River. 

Both Mike and myself hate the idea of not finishing a project once started and we are determined to complete the expedition that was started but not completed in 2018. This section will take 31 days of paddling from Basel to Rotterdam.

At 71 years of age I may be the oldest person to paddle the length of the Rhein but I'm doing this to raise funds on behalf of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and to help fight prostate cancer. Every year approximately 4000 Kiwi men are diagnosed and over 700 will die. It would be awesome if you could help too by donating to help me reach my fundraising target.

My Updates

2018 Expedition

Friday 10th Jun

2018 Expedition

Friday 10th Jun

2018 Expedition

Friday 10th Jun

Ben Macgregor, Laufenburg, Switzerland - 2018

Friday 10th Jun

Thank you to my Supporters


Jeff Elston

Good luck with you travels Russell. Hope the weather is kind to you and your compatriots. From the lads at St Augustine.



Go Chrissy and Russy!!


Henry Greenslade

Good on you boys! Safe travels.



What a great cause, this effects so many people. Go well. (Supporting Chris Hopper.)


Martin Willis

Have a blast mate !


D Simpson

Go well Russy! Thank you for everything you're doing ❤️


Tweeddale Tribe


John Wilkins

Good on you. I hope it all goes well and that you finally complete the mission.



Good on you Chris!