Edited by spoonman, 18 September 2009 - 04:55 PM.
Australian Alpine Walking Track3 runners v 650km of remote, tough, mountainous bushland
Posted 18 September 2009 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:51 PM
Ultrarunners running through the wilderness to help save the wilderness.
This is our blog: Injinji AAWT Alpine Ultra. It will be where all the action is. Well updates about the action.
We are nearly a year older, wiser and hopefully fitter. After the disappointment of the last minute cancellation in February we have been holding our breath and trying to find a suitable window. One has opened just after christmas. So we will celebrate the new year somewhere in the alps and miss B2H but likely have the adventure of a lifetime.
I spent a little time standing in the middle of the trail where it skirts the summit of Mt Kosciusko very late on saturday night. (Long story, but I was waiting for a phone call in a small space that had reception!) The stars were so thick I felt like I could reach out and scoop up a handful of them. It was bitterly cold, and my hands shook uncontrollably despite gortex gloves, jacket and serious winter apparel. It reminded me how serious this undertaking really is. We have a plan. We have a heap of gear. We have a stack of maps. But most importantly, we have a dream. And that is to cover the most challenging trail in Australia in the best time we can manage. And hopefully our efforts will inspire others to get out and explore their dreams. And maybe we can raise some money to help preserve some of the remote wilderness still left out there: Pungalina-Seven Emu Sanctuary
Join us and follow our adventure.
Posted 16 December 2009 - 10:46 AM
I was just thinking about this on Sunday as I stood at the "start line" in Walhalla. It will be a wonderful experience I'm sure and I wish each of you all the best for the adventure. It looks like we won't see you coming towards us on the B2H section, but you will just about finish on the same day.
Looking forward to following your progress on the blog.....
Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:33 AM
Best of luck to all and you know I'll be glued to each and every update.
Look after each other and make sure you have enough food - it is the only thing that can keep you going on those long long days. If in doubt - pack more.
Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:45 AM
Seriously though, this is awesome. Will be watching for updates for sure.
Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:22 PM
Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:11 PM
I thought Support, but could be wrong, either way good luck to all
Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:38 PM
I feel privileged to be given this opportunity and hope we can complete what we have started. Either way I plan to have the run of a lifetime with a great bunch of like-minded runners.
Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:44 PM
Here's hoping and wishing for good weather for you all
Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:39 AM
Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:34 PM
looking forward to the updates.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:48 AM
Can't wait to read the your report..
Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:40 AM
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:28 AM
Good luck guys. Totally insane but will be worth it.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:47 PM
I'm so excited for you all, have a great adventure.
Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:41 AM
not sure how often we will have coverage so thought id take the opportunity and give a quick update. i passed on your wishes. the guys set off at 7 this morning and ive just met them at the first point, theyre at about 25k now.
alls good, everyones happy.
just going to load up a couple of photos onto the blog.
Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:28 PM
Good luck all, what an adventure
Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:34 PM
Thinking of you all.
Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:35 PM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:20 PM
Thanks for posting the link Buzz.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:40 PM
Tough (hot) weather conditions out there today I'd imagine, and could get very interesting tonight and tomorrow with the forecast for thunderstorms...
Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:18 PM
Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:57 PM
Just read Tim's facebook
Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:19 PM
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND, FLASH FLOODING and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in the Northeast, East Gippsland, Western, Alpine and parts of the
Northern Country, Wimmera, North Central and West and South Gippsland Forecast
Issued at 3:46 pm Thursday, 31 December 2009.
... let's hope the worst they get is very wet!
I assume from the blog that it's just Whippet and Spud out there at the moment.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:50 PM
I think you should leave a couple of dog's eyes with some dead horse, I think that would be fitting.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:26 PM
And Slow Maniac spotted that two days ago
That the last update was 5hrs ago??
Edited by Colin, 31 December 2009 - 10:29 PM.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:59 PM
FLOOD WATCH FOR NORTH EAST VICTORIA (UPPER MURRAY, MITTA MITTA, KIEWA,
OVENS AND KING CATCHMENTS)
Issued at 1:04 PM on Friday the 1st of January 2010
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office
Rainfall totals for the 24 hour period to 9am Friday over the North East
catchments have generally ranged up to 65 mm with an isolated total of 131 mm at
Falls Creek. Further rainfall ranging from 40 mm to 60 mm with higher isolated
totals possible have been forecast for Friday afternoon and evening.
Edited by RMC, 01 January 2010 - 03:01 PM.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:24 PM
The next two days, (maybe less as they have light packs) is the most spectacular and rugged of the whole Alpine track. "Hells Window", Mt Howitt, "The Crosscut saw", Mt Buggery, "The Razor", "The Viking" - evocative names that give an idea of the terrain. Eventually they reach Barry Saddle where they should then have easier going on old vehicle tracks for a few days until they reach Mt Hotham.
Plenty of walking along narrow knife edge ridges and some scrambling along "The Razor" & "The Viking". The recent rain may have been a blessing as the ridges are generally dry.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:37 PM
Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:57 AM
And I see it is UCB's birthday today... I bet you couldn't ask for a better birthday present!
Edited by milov, 02 January 2010 - 07:25 AM.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:04 AM
They expect to hear from them again soon.
Posted 03 January 2010 - 12:10 PM
Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:56 PM
Apparently, the combination of the weather and the terrain got too much. They were covering 1km per hour and were out for three nights when it should only have taken one night
Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:27 PM
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:14 PM
Both the runners and crew have experienced and achieved something that the rest of us would not even contemplate starting.
My admiration for these adventurers [which was already very high] has risen many notches since they set out from Walhalla.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:26 PM
So much time and effort, to have the weather turn nasty
Brilliant to stand at the start line and take on the AAWT
Look forward to hearing abou the journey anyway
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:54 AM