It is easy to agree with gail on this item as having a Diary to remember your epic adventure will be extremely rewarding for yourself.
I'm lucky to be the proud owner of Two trek Diaries, having completed a Southbound Trek in 2005 with my brother and his Son, two wonderful Tassie firemen, a wonderful couple formely of Port Stephens, Canberra and…[Read more]
Hi Brendan, Horace, Jessie & Gail & Crew
Good to see you enjoyed this Trek as well, Jessie, you seem to have grown quite a bit since we were there. I have a magazine and photos to send to you all, but not sure of best option to get them to you.
Best regards Lara, Grant & Waza
Great memories of our previous Trek, starting off at Owers in the rain! all the way through to Menari and the walk down the strip before heading to the right and the climb up the ridge to look back over Menari Village.
Waza (Treks 83 & 792)
Hi Gary & Tony
How were your trips last year? All good I hope and if you trekked with KTL, then I'm sure your experience with Gail and her Company would have been excellent. I have trekked twice with Gail and Gail saw us off at the Airport to fly to Kokoda and met us at Owers Corner when we returned 0n our 1st trip (although we had to travel in…[Read more]
Waza replied to the topic My Experience By Allan Bradley – 02 October To 10 October 2007 in the forum Trek Preparation 6 years, 6 months ago
All I can say is "What fantastic advice provided by Gail!"
Gail has been so involved with the Kokoda Track, the History, her staff, her community imput, her business parteners, especially Russell, her Sons, Nathan & Shane over so many years that her advice is just so solid and would be trekkers should just print this out and adhere to it, it is…[Read more]
Waza replied to the topic David Briese – Trek 813 – 8Th July – 16Th July 2012 in the forum Trek Preparation 6 years, 6 months ago
Looks like an excellent read, one to save
Congratulations to David & party
Perhaps this would be a good option, as we took an alternative site, a 'motel' in town and it was quite poor and we checked out for our last night in Moresby and had a wonderful night courtesy of the Gateway.
But as I said, perhaps the Sogeri before you head off for your trek.
Waza replied to the topic Local Guide Or Australian Guide. Training Locations Blue Mountains in the forum Introduction 7 years, 9 months ago
I can only agree with Pete on your choice. I have trekked twice now with KTL and have only the highest praise & regard for both our teams on those two treks. The Personal Porters were genuinely the most caring and helpful people I could ever wish for, with Maurice back in '05 and Jimmy, Brendan & Horace last year, absolutely superb. The…[Read more]
Congratulations to Horace on leading another trek for KTL. It is just over a year since we all shared a wonderful experience from owers to Kokoda. Best regards Horace.
Gail, can you please give me a ring as you head back from the Blue Mountains to the Gold Coast, as I would love to catch up for a coffee as you pass Port Macquarie, Shane has my…[Read more]
Too late to wish you Good Luck Colleen, but by the time you see this you will have completed a wonderful experience after trekking the Kokoda Track with KTL.
I'm sure everyone starts off scared sh*tless, so don't worry, you will enjoy yourself.
Regards from a fellow trekker.
Whilst this is a slightly dated topic, never-the-less it is a very real topic and my thoughts go to the family, friends and trek porters at that time back in 2006.
During our last trek last year, my Daughter and Fiancee stopped at a couple of these Plaques and offered our prayers in each case.
I have just finished a talk today to the…[Read more]
Just one comment I would like to make on preserving your feet & toe nails, adding to the advice already given.
That advice would be to ensure you cut your toenails a week for you begin and then everyday apply vaseline to your feet, especially between the toes and around the heels. I wore 2 pairs of socks for cushioning and my feet at the…[Read more]
Looks like you have youth on your side so I expect your knees will be able to recover pretty quickly even if you do feel some soreness.
The Mt Donna Buang trek seems to be a good training walk for you and perhaps over Easter, you could trial a walk every day on it, to further simulate what you will have to do.
Good luck in…[Read more]
Hi Leanne & Nessa
That's better, you can read this one.
Congratulations on your 'Mother & Daughter' trek, I walked with my Daughter and her Fiancee last April/May and it truly was a wonderful experience to do that and then later in Moresby, visit the 9-Mile Cemetery to visit Dad's Gravesite, (despite the fact that it had been vandalised),…[Read more]
Well done on making the decision to trek the famous Kokoda Track and well done also on your Legacy work. I'm sure your efforts will result in a huge appreciation of the hardships involved, but I doubt if we modern day trekkers will ever fully appreciate the conditions which our Australian Soldiers endured during that 6 month period…[Read more]
I'm surprised that you haven't had a response as yet from fellow SA's about locations around Adelaide. Whilst I personally haven't climbed anything worthwhile in SA, my recommendation is to find a walking path 500m – 1000m, which is steep and bushy and start your training there and then as you become acclimatised to that start pushing…[Read more]
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