Andrew1969 replied to the topic David Briese – Trek 813 – 8Th July – 16Th July 2012 in the forum Trek Preparation 8 years, 8 months ago
Fantastic photos and description!
It's hard to train when you are sick……lots of companies advocate 3 months prep, but you wouldn't want to get off the couch with 3 months to prepare and lose a week or 2 to sickness. Your training has lots of cross-training (different activities) which is good, plus if you live in the east of Vic u would have some decent hills to climb. For you…[Read more]
I just read back over your initial post re your training…….FANTASTIC!
I think the challenge will be to stay motivated, I found it hard when my trek date was 12 months away, seems like forever…….your training plan looks great though! A life changing experience!
70 days Leanne, not that I am counting!
I started serious training last October, wanting to give myself a full 12 months, given that I am in my mid 40's. Having said that, I was pretty fit to begin with so it was as much about feeding the anticipation as actually building aerobic capacity.
Over the summer I was doing 4 sessions a week outdoors,…[Read more]
Leanne, sounds like you are taking your trek seriously, and have done some very thorough research….giving yourself every chance of a successful and safe trek…….well done! Keep it up!
I trek in October, so the countdown has started! Cannot wait, its been my obsession since last October.
I've now officially convinced myself to go with a company…..but which one?!?!?!I want a strong military focus, since thats the reason for me wanting to do the walk. But its hard to tell which companies have this focus!
Yes I have been following that particular trek on Facebook………I'm impressed!Rode my bike to work today…….VERY sore after the running and pack climbing session last night. Will do another session tomorrow after work.
A footy mate of mine, Peter Holliday, was killed in a plane crash on the way to Kokoda in 09. I miss Pete, he was a great mate. So far I have been putting together some gear:* Black Wolf McKinley 85L pack.* Lightweight Black Wolf mat (got it on special :-)………* Black Wolf Grasshopper lightweight 2-man tent.* Backpack cover (to keep out…[Read more]
I have found a number of excellent web resources, including one that has a detailed costing list and blog. https://kokoda.techrescue.org/ I found this costing list to be the best around.I was somewhat surprised to read somewhere that the trek company had something like 40 walkers and 60 porters/support staff. Thats a massive group! I'm aiming…[Read more]
Brilliant reply, thanks so much……..without doubt I would utilise your company if I had the financial choice! Walking in 2013 and then again in 2015 so the $ is an issue, unless a rich relative falls from a ladder whilst cleaning the spouts!I have purchased an 85L pack, and am going for light, compact gear. Spending a little more but mindful of…[Read more]
lol re packing into the day pack :-)It's not the clothing that I am worried about, or even the tent really, as I am using advice on this and other sites, its more the food that I obviously need to ensure I have enough room for. The 85L Black Wolf MCKINLEY is a similar weight to the 75L but as this is my first trip to Kokoda I am paranoid about…[Read more]
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