Jon Grant (Foggy Jon)

Completed: 9 December 2018

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Jon Grant
Foggy Jon
  • Start date: 10 October 2018
  • Age When Completed: 61
  • Direction Walked: North to South
  • Others in Group:

    went solo

General Comments

Loved every minute of it.

Food/Supplies Comments

Did well with my food after helpful suggestions. Oats, cup of soup (lunch of champions) pasta and tuna
Lost 13 KGS!

Favourite Section

Walpole to Albany


Learning to navigate independently. Meeting great people on the track. Getting track-fit.

Personal Reactions

This was a wonderful adventure. The resources provided by the BF and WA are amazing - track, huts, water , toilets and on—going support. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you!


Loved the transition in the vegetation and the Aussie wildlife. Came across roughly a dozen snakes, mostly tigers - no dramas if you give them distance and due respect.

Your Best Equipment

My pack, followed closely by my gas stove and walking poles. Highly recommend fixomull and compeed for damaged toes and blisters - it kept me going.

Your Worst Equipment

Initially had a too heavy sleeping bag, sleeping mat and tent. Made some changes and lost 5 KGS.

Advice for Others

Buy light gear, even if it’s expensive. Listen to experienced walkers. Learn to use a map and compass. Don’t rush - there is a lot of beauty to miss if you are in a hurry. Stay calm when you lose the waugal