Hi Gail and Crew,
vey sad to hear the news of Brian. I was always intrigued to hear his posts and he enlightening all of us about the goings on etc.
I know he didn't fight in New Guinea during the campaign, but he fought his own battle to finish his trek, as did I and most that walk it.
Best regards to his family.
Not sure if KTL have awards…[Read more]
Gday Shane. We will be on the track at a similar time. Planning to walk for a second time around July/August 2014 with a few of the same that walked on Trek 182 in 2006. I can't believe it will be 8 years when we leave to when we last tracked!
Anyways mate, hope you enjoy your build up.
Your question about what age is too young etc in another…[Read more]
Gday Chopper, sorry to hear of the liver cancer.I can only recommend KTL as trekked with Gail and her team in 2006. All transfers are covered in the trek package. You'll be picked up from the airport, taken out to Sogeri lodge for the night and depending on which direction you are walking, either down to Ower's corner or back to the airport for…[Read more]
G'day Andrew. You've picked something fantastic to do and will no doubt come to remember your trek as an awesome experience.I trekked with Gail and her team back in 2006 and can't heap enough praise on her company. We had 7 trekkers plus porters and that was just about the right amount.I too was born in 1969. I was not the fittest guy before…[Read more]
Gday Josh, it's been 4 years since I did the trek, and not a day goes by that i don't think about it. I'm Planning to go back next year. Technology has changed since then but here's my 2 cents worth -With your shoes, you only have 2 months to go so i would go with what you've got. i would go with ankle support and wear some sock garters, which…[Read more]
Thanks Brian, Geoff and Mrs Moo.My reply to his article is below.Like I mention, usually it's to create some type of controversy to sell papers.Brian, I was thinking of you when i mentioned the 70 year old 'Good morning,Interesting article you have written, and obviously one that has beenwritten many times before by journalists looking for that…[Read more]
Gday Gail and fellow trekies,well i have bitten the bullet and things are underway for my return trek with KTL in 2011, having completed my first in september 2006.With me will be a couple of return trekkers and hopefully a few new ones.Sogeri Lodge looks like it would be perfect for the night before the trek, away from the bright lights of Port…[Read more]
I would agree with Boss Meri about going from Ower's Corner to Kokoda to be a very rewarding experience. Days 2-5 are especially steep this way. The euphoria really hits you entering the Isurava Memorial after having conquered most of the track. While going from Kokoda to Ower's Corner would also be great, i felt i deserved the last couple of days…[Read more]
Gday Fluppy, looks like you have it all covered.If you have room for your porters gear, then i would take everything if it fits in your pack.Remember if you start to stress a little before you go then sit down and take a few deep breaths. On the subject of money, i ended up taking about 200 kina ($100) on the track, which when you think of how…[Read more]
Gday Fluppy,finding places around Brisvegas can be hard. I trained mostly at Wongawallen around Mt Tamborine and while nice and steep, they didn't last long enough, being able to get to the top in under an hour and down in much less. The up and down is good practice though, your legs will be screaming after going down but then having to change and…[Read more]
Gday Gail,just wanted to say that i'm glad to see Cyprian is still a guide with KTL as i cannot speak highly enough of this bloke during our trek in 2006.Hopefully he will still be guiding people in 2011 when i come back, this time with a few friends.If you had any info on how the Minister found the trek, it would be good to hear his…[Read more]
Gday, i too have a burning desire to go back after completing my first crossing in 2006. I am hoping to get 5-10 friends together for a return in 2010/2011 with Gail and KTL. I went from Owers to Kokoda and on returning would go that way again, visiting Isurava and the relatively 'easy' going on the last day or so being a reward for the hard work…[Read more]
Gloves are a great asset. You'll be grabbing trees, vines, rocks, sliding down sheer drops.Your hands do cop a pounding.i had a left and right handed golf glove for each hand, chopped the tops off the fingers and they worked a treat.
Hi Stewart,send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org me know what dates you will be there, i'm guessing you are flying in/out of popendetta?or visiting the beaches?also how many there are of you.i'll let you know a couple of things when you email me.
Hi Stewart,my porter when i trekked in 2006 was from the village of Awala, in fact he was the 'Lawyer' of his village, confirmed by a fellow porter who was also from that village. this village has a history during the war, including australias retaking of the area. he said that all australians would be welcome there. i haven't heard from him for a…[Read more]
we had a very funny story about visas.we were told to get a visa on arrival.after waiting in line for a while, a customs officer asked us to go to a shorter line, upon reaching the desk we were told that we had to be in our original line, so back to the end we went.we eventually made it through, about 1.5 hours later.there are no toilets while you…[Read more]
I would totally recomend the vasoline on the feet before the socks go on.In addition to that, after taking your socks off at the end of the day, i was told to rub tee tree oil all over my feet to help dry them out. This worked a treat.