Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kokoda Photos

Please go to the following for photos from our trip....

Kokoda Movies

Brigade Hill Memorial Service

Isurava Battle Site Kokoda

We Made It!!!!!!!!! (Safe & Sound)

Well, we made it. Awesome trip, awesome team, awesome experience!!

9 days, 8 nights - bloody great.....

Photo at the Start... (Owers Corner)

Photo of the Finish.... (Kokoda)

More info to come & photos. Watch this space.....

Friday, October 2, 2009

It Is Time To GO!!!!

Today the team head from their various locations around Australian and descend on Bris Vegas for the night. We have a 9.30am flight to Port Moresby tomorrow the 3rd October.

Excitement is an understatement and many of our friends and family has sent messages of good luck.

Steve and I have had crew cuts so shampoo is not required!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday 15th August 2009 - Training

Today Barry, Marion, TJ, Stevo & Matt trekked from Warburton to the tourist road at Mt Donna Buang. Here is some footage....
I was playing with a new waterproof sports camera I am taking on the trek. By the looks of it I have some work to do!

The following is a map of where we walked. We started from the golf course marked with the 'A' below....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Outback trekking 9/8

Trip to Mt Sonder, 15.6km walk, elevation 1380.

Worth it for the views...... oh and thats right the training

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday 12th July 2009 - Training

Marion, Barry and TJ on the Glasgow

Mary somewhere in the Dandenongs

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Training Schedule

Hi fellow trekkers,

The time has come to now follow a rigid training schedule prior to the 4th Oct. You have all received the training program from Kokoda Spirit.

I have also put together a one page schedule based on this program and the dates for our trek. (below). We need to support and ensure our fellow trekkers are keeping to this schedule so I encourage constant contact and blog entries to check up on each other.

Some trekkers are already well into a program of training and probably advanced on what I have attached. This is great and will assist in the preparation for our big day.

Remember that the training program comes with the caveats in relation to any personal health issues and consultation with your doctor so please follow those guidelines.



Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday 21st June - Mt Donna Buang

Are we lost? Hmmm not sure....

Was it left or right back there.....

Snow, snow, snow - Lee says, "This is different to where I live."

We made it!!!!

This is where Lee usually does her training - Middle of NT!!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday 7th June - Stevo & Matt Training Run

Stevo enjoying the view. Rained early but the view was great! We completed 2 laps of the track.

This time with a self shot of Matt & Stevo

A view up the steep and slippery section of the track
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Saturday 9th May - Matt & Henk Training Run

Henk on the Glasgow Track - Bugger its steep!

Matt on the Glasgow Track - Told you it was steep!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

26th April 2009 - Training - Glasgow Track, Kilsyth

The Melbourne based Kokoda team caught up this week for a team walk after many individual training sessions. The time has come for group bonding and team motivation to ensure we are physically and mentally ready for October.

Our challenge will be to ensure the interstate team members are also preparing well for the trip and they are encouraged to update this blog frequently to let us know their progress.

The photos below were taken on a very steep and rocky Glasgow track on the west side of the Dandenongs. The aim is to walk up and down as many times as possible to get the legs conditioned for the trek.

More photos