AAWT 2004

Australian Alps Walking Track 2004

For 50 days in November/December of 2004 Karen, Richard and Adriaan will be attempting to complete a full crossing of the Australian Alps Walking Track, which runs from Canberra to Walhalla in Victoria and covers almost 700km.

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As well completing this huge personal challenge, they are aiming to raise money for Conservation Volunteers Australia, a non-profit organisation whose aim is to attract and manage a force of volunteers in practical conservation projects for the betterment of the Australian environment. Some of their conservation projects include:

  • Building and maintenance of walking tracks
  • Removal of weeds

  • Tree planting and regeneration projects

  • Erosion control

  • Assistance with wildlife research

Visit Conservation Volunteers Australia for more information.

Walk Facts and Figures:

Walk Dates 30 Oct 2004 – 18 Dec 2004
Total Distance Walked approx 700km (official distance of 683km plus side trips)
Total Climb 15,000m
Total Fall 16,000m
Average daily distance 16.3km
Maximum daily distance 23.5km
Food Drops 5

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