Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The OT: A reminder of the challenge

Ah.. it's a great feeling to manage to get everything into the rucksack, and know that all that needs to be done now is book the taxi for the airport!

Of course, there is a small matter of the walk to tackle, but I have a sense of relief to finally be getting to the end of the preparation. Ever since Nepal in November 2009, over 16 months ago, I've been planning to return to Australia. Now I'll set foot on the boardwalk of the Overland Track once again, in a matter of days!

So, as I wait patiently for the time to head for the airport, a reminder of the challenge;

About the Challenge

Starting on 14th April 2011, Maria Oinn, Paul Worthington and I will be walking the Overland Track, Tasmania, in aid of Epilepsy Action.

The Overland Track, from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, is a true wilderness walk which travels through spectacular dolerite mountains, near beautiful waterfalls, through a variety of fascinating ecosystems and close to Tasmania's highest mountain, Mount Ossa, before finishing at Australia's deepest lake, Lake St Clair.

The route is 65km plus additional clicks for side trips like the summits of Cradle Mountain or Mount Ossa. It's rugged mountain peaks and alpine moorlands offer some of the finest scenery in Australia. The walk requires you to carry your own provisions, and is not an undertaking that should be taken lightly.

Why Epilepsy Action?

I was a sufferer of Epileptic seizures for over 10 years, before surgery in 1994, I am fully aware of the tremendous work Epilepsy Action does, and the organisation were a great comfort to both myself and my family. So, it gives us great pleasure to raise money by walking the Overland Track, Tasmania.

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Paul B, Paul W and Maria

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