Walking the Canning 2012

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 17:34
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Hi

Read and archived post regarding.

Anyone know if Pam and Friends will be going ahead with their Canning walk?

Sent a message via their website http://defyingadversity.com but no response. Are they already on the Canning?

I would love to walk with them this year.

Gaynor
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Reply By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 06:35

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 06:35
Hi Gaynor

Try this site
http://www.givenow.com.au/sensefoundation

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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 07:40

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 07:40
Thanks Phil

Pam and I made contact last night. The walk was cancelled for this year, with a chance of it happening next year.

However, it may be resurrected for end July with Pam and I giving it a go. We are waiting to see what happens on Pams side. A smaller team is now on standby.

I have hitched the Canning twice, but walking it unsupported ....?

A dream on mine still, but too dangerous at this stage as I have not developed enough desert survival skills yet to give myself a fighting chance.

If Pam and I can do this with a support vehicle ..... wow. It would be a big step in that direction.


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Follow Up By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 09:06

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 09:06
Hi Gaynor

You hitched the CSR twice!!! That's amazing, in what years did you do that if I can be cheeky enough to ask?

Good luck with your walking plans if they come off.

Murray Rankin and Co. did an unsupported walk in 1976, they however pre-positioned food and water before taking the walk from north to south.

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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:20

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:20
2009, September - I started with the Tanami from Halls Creek to Alice Springs.

2010, June - The CSR for the first time. But it was fast - One lift in the Peugeot 505 with Andy Sutcliffe from Billiluna to Wiluna/Kalgoorlie - 16 days. There are some comments on the forum somewhere about that trip.

2011, May/June - Wanted more time on my own in the Outback, but could only carry one months supply of food, so decided to do half and flew into Kunawarritji, hitching north to Billiluna. Multiple lifts and up to 4 days on my own at some wells. 21 days to do a little less than half the Canning. Included a walk between well 36 and 37 and back as that was manageable but the other distances were too great to attempt without additional water to what I could carry. I carried 40kg on that route march and swore never again!

In 2011 I updated photos on Things to See and Do :

http://www.exploroz.com/Places/68/WA/CSR_Well_51_Wirijara.aspx
http://www.exploroz.com/Places/66/WA/CSR_Well_49_Lambu.aspx
Breadon Pools - http://www.exploroz.com/Places/72/WA/CSR_Breaden_Pool.aspx
http://www.exploroz.com/Places/63/WA/CSR_Well_46_Kotjowari.aspx
http://www.exploroz.com/Places/59/WA/CSR_Well_42_Guli_Tank.aspxhttp://www.exploroz.com/Places/58/WA/CSR_Well_41_Tiru.aspx

One day I will upload some more. I love seeing the changing face of the Desert and have some great photos in my collection - particularly at Well 33 with young Graham and Windmill Jack repairing the windmill last year. Good times.

I am 45 years old going on 25.

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:31

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:31
Very Interesting Gaynor, I must also admit my interest has an ulterior motive.

You may not be aware that I am writing a book 'The History of the CSR' and have almost finished.

I am interested in putting a reference about your walk in the book. Any chance you could email me at
pelbianchi@gmail.com

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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:56

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:56
Talk is cheap. We still have to do.

I am not sure I want to do this one alone this time. Will drop you an email later today.

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Reply By: Gaynor - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:35

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:35
The Defying Adversity walk will not happen this year. Contacted Pam to find that the group had already fallen apart.

Explored resurrecting it with Pam. There was a slight chance, but now she has gone onto other things and it is finally shelved for this year.

It takes 3 months walk to walk the Canning. Several people have done it before including a woman. They had support in the form of pre-drops or an accompanying vehicle.

Perhaps one day someone will organise a tour and do this thing for those who can afford, but need help with the organisation.

I on the other hand, am of hitch hiking means whose only alternative is to learn how to survive in the desert and do it Aboriginal style. There is always hope that the opportunity will arise to learn and use the skills before they are lost forever...
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:53

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:53
I have no doubt a solo trip is very achievable with the right planning, good luck with it... The world needs more adventurers'

John Muir has written an account of his unassisted trip across Australia from South Australia to Burketown (if you haven’t seen it!)...

Cheers, The Landy...


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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:56

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:56
Oh now you have sent me off on a read and film fest!!!

Googled a whole lot of links and came up with an interesting character of the 1800's, naturalist John Muir, with some experiences of natural phenomenon that I will enjoy exploring. Then found the Jon Muir your refer to. Wow. I am excited.

Thank you VERY much. I actually have not read much about walking across tracts of Australia at all. I am just drawn to those kind of outback adventures and have just gone and done it. Now I can educate myself further for the next step - self sufficiency.

This year a hunter from Canada spent a month teaching me to hunt with a compound bow. I still have a lot to learn about that, but it is a start. Setting traps is the next thing, but most of all, I need to learn how to find water.

Cheers!
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