The Bibbulmun Track: my kit

On the 27 September 2013, I started out on a journey of 1000 km, walking the Bibbulmun Track, in South-Western Australia, to raise money for Epilepsy Action. Below is a list of the gear I took; Pack System Item Make Weight (g) Rucksack Lowe Alpine TFX Kibo 65 Litre 1830     1830 Shelter System ItemContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: my kit”

The Bibbulmun Track: Food

Organising food for a trek in Australia, before you enter the country, can be problematic. Aussie Quarantine laws restrict certain food stuffs being bought into the country, so you cannot bring in your favourite meals, bought or personally de-hydrated, and you have to do all your shopping when you arrive. I learnt this, to myContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: Food”

The Bibbulmun Track: An outback office

Another week laid low with some pesky chest complaint left me with the opportunity to put together this little piece exploring how I’ll be blogging on the Bibbulmun Track and keeping everyone back home up to date on my progress. Google Nexus 7 For a while, it seemed as if I was searching for aContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: An outback office”

The Bibbulmun Track: a budget and a spot of belt tightening

With over 16 months to go, I have just transferred the first £100 into a bank account, which will now be known as my “Bibbulmun Track Fund”. The balance now stands at a paltry £100.14; a long long way to make my target. I can now see that walking the 965 kilometres is only aContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: a budget and a spot of belt tightening”

The Bibbulmun Track: my next charity challenge

After my April 2012 trek in Tasmania, I returned to Perth, where I arranged a day trip down to the Tree Top Walkway and Valley of the Giants, in the South-West corner of the state. Whilst at the walkway, I spotted a sign to the Bibbulmun Track, which passes through the region. It reminded meContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track: my next charity challenge”

Australia: Overland Track Day 6 – Bert Nicholls to Lake St. Clair

I had a terrible night. My left arm was in a constant state of being either dead, or having pins and needles, and I just couldn’t get comfortable. I was happy to be finishing today. Keen to get underway today, I returned the books to the Ranger, and left the hut just before 8 am.Continue reading “Australia: Overland Track Day 6 – Bert Nicholls to Lake St. Clair”

Australia: Overland Track Day 5 – Kia Ora to Bert Nichols

On top form today, I left Kia Ora at 8.10 am, in sunny but muggy weather. The majority of today was through rain forest and my first stop was at a clearing where Du Cane Hut sat, before re-entering the forest. This section has a number of side trips, to waterfalls, but I wasn’t tooContinue reading “Australia: Overland Track Day 5 – Kia Ora to Bert Nichols”

Australia: Overland Track Day 4 – New Pelion to Kia Ora

When I awoke, first thing I noticed was the humidity. The hut was surrounded in a mist, and with the prospect of a climb up through rainforest, I wasn’t looking forward to this first section. This was a tough one for me today. I stopped countless times, exhausted, soaking with sweat. The forest was dark,Continue reading “Australia: Overland Track Day 4 – New Pelion to Kia Ora”

Australia: Overland Track Day 3 – Windermere to New Pelion

The longest distance today; 16.75 km, and I was up at first light. I was in my element! Moorland and mist for the early part of the morning, it could have been Dartmoor with duckboards, for all I knew! The air was cool, perfect for walking, and I happily ate up the distance across PineContinue reading “Australia: Overland Track Day 3 – Windermere to New Pelion”