Tweet How is your exercise routine coming along? In this article Georgie Bull continues her getting fit for a multi-day hike series. If you are new here, we suggest you read the three previous articles which will give you some background about how we got to this point. – Getting fit for a multi day walking […]
Tweet In this article Georgie Bull continues her getting fit for a multi-day hike series. If you are new here, we suggest you read the two previous articles which will give you some background about how we got to this point. Getting fit for a multi day walking trip – some personal experience A hiking […]
One of the iconic walks on many Australian bucket lists is the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Running for 96 km (60 mi) overland (60 km (37 mi) in a straight line) through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea, the track is renowned as the location of the World War II battle between Japanese and Australian forces in 1942.
Frank’s uncle, Bob Melville, was up and down the track a couple of times before he was 19 years old. It has a strong place in the Australian psyche as a small force of undertrained and equipped troops fought the most desperate and viscious battle encountered by Australian troops in the Second World War.
This article is about a group of people Frank has worked with at Uecomm, a large Australian broadband supplier and their shared common goal to hike the Kokoda Track. Some of them did it for the challenge, some for the fitness regime and some out of respect of our Aussie Soldiers.
In this article we share Part One of their journey, the preparation and fitness campaign!