Hi Tilly,I completed the trek in november (TREK 354). All you need is the trekking stick provided by KTL trekking. If you are going with a company who does not provide this then prepare to be stuck with a couple hundred dollars for a top of the range trek pole (each).Belive it or not, i took 2 trekking poles. But i did not use them at all, not…[Read more]
Hey Ricko, i completed the trek in mid november this year.Did u walk out of Kokoda on say the 11th of november or so? I have a funny feeling you were in the group heading up to deniki/isurava on approx that date? If so We crossed each other on the long hot walk into kokoda (if you remember crossing a trekking group).Thats funny, we all felt really…[Read more]
hi brian,i completed the trek in november this year and i wore the longer gaiters and i would recommend them to everyone. I bought decent 'gore tex' quality gaiters and i did not find them that hot or uncomfortable to wear at all. (this trek is 80% mental and 20% physical, if you think that it is going to be a problem it will, i had no problems at…[Read more]
Thanks David! Funny enough, since that post a friend and i did the walk from waterfall gully up to mt lofty. Something we will be doing on at least a weekly basis.can u please give me some more information about the "goat track" chambers gully? is this a run off from the mt lofty track? ie. starting points etc would help us heaps.thanks for the…[Read more]
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Im glad to hear your training methods were along the lines of which i and my friends thought best. How much weight were you carrying in your training pack? also, what was the food like on the trekk?
I had heard about the movie, but missed it at the cinema. I recently watched it on DVD and it really put everything i had read into perspective. I would def reccomend anyone reading about kokoda or contemplating the trekk to watch this movie. It has subtle themes through it, and puts the whole war/trekk/struggle into one. Indeed the ending was…[Read more]
hey guys,im due to go in november. can anyone tell me how often (if at all), creeks require crossing without an bridge? and if you need to walk through with your boots on and all or take them off and dry your feet after. To me this seems time-consuming, i have heard different things. Can someone please make any light of this??cheersjp