Darryl Bassett

Completed: 3 December 2010

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Darryl Bassett
  • Start date: 1 July 2002
  • Age When Completed: 60
  • Direction Walked: Sectional
  • Others in Group:

    Sherylee Bassett

General Comments

This was an amazing adventure.  Sherylee and I have walked several other major tracks in the world and the Bibbulmun Track compares very favourably.  My pride in my country is greater than ever.

Food/Supplies Comments

We carried our own and restocked in towns.

Favourite Section

Collie to Pemberton.  Great environment.


1, Quenda at Mt Cooke and Hidden Valley.
2, The views from Mt Cooke.
3, The trees around Balingup.
4, The “ghosts” between Frankland and Giants. 
5, Walking into the Southern Terminus.

Personal Reactions

This has been an adventure which has enhanced my appreciation of my country, my state, my marriage and my inner strength.


Mixing with so many wild animals was one of the most moving experiences of the journey.

Your Best Equipment

Good boots, good tent and walking poles.

Your Worst Equipment

Nothing really.

Advice for Others

Pack well before leaving and read manual.