Phill ONeill (Evil Dr Phill)

Completed: 17 November 2016

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Phill ONeill
Evil Dr Phill
  • Start date: 8 October 2016
  • Age When Completed: 45
  • Direction Walked: North to South

General Comments

Awesome experience, raised over $5000 for Australian Winter Paralympic team.

Food/Supplies Comments

Best bakery, Collie very close second to Walpole. Best pub meal - Dwellingup, best on Track meal, fresh sushi caught at Boat Harbour.

Favourite Section

Water walking the Northcliffe to Walpole section.


Dwellingup Pub, Donnelly River Village, the beaches and the beautifully blue water.  Fishing the last few sections. Meeting SO many great people.

Personal Reactions

Was my first through hike, won’t be my last.


Snakes, roos, rats and mice. Best memory though belongs to the 5 emu chicks that ran past my legs within easy reach.

Your Best Equipment

Altra Lone Peak 2.5 trail running shoes. Supa light and no blisters for 99 percent of the Track.

Your Worst Equipment

My glasses, broke and had to be taped and superglued at least 5 times.

Advice for Others

Do your research and hike as light as you choose to. Don’t let others tell you you’re too lite or too heavy, if you do the research you’ll be able to make that call yourself… but send home what you don’t use in the first week.