Eric Jestin

Completed: 24 May 2019

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Eric Jestin
  • Start date: 22 April 2019
  • Age When Completed: 54
  • Direction Walked: North to South

General Comments

An enjoyable track very well maintained thanks to the volunteers who do a great work. Breathtaking views along the track and friendly people to talk to. In short, It was a real pleasure and I had a perfect weather all in all.

Food/Supplies Comments

I brought my pre-cooked french noodles (4KG) and I ressupplied without problem in the villages. More or less choice but when you are hungry it’s not a problem. Most of the time , bread and condensed milk (handy tube). Miam!....

Favourite Section

The section from Northcliff to Albany with its different landscapes.


Probably when you see the sea from the ridge for the first time.

Personal Reactions

A good opportunity to try a long distance track before a longer one.


Different kind of animals, snakes, kangaroos, emu, grey fantail, scarlet robin, red-tailed black cockatoo, red-winged fairy wren (my favorite)......plenty of others. And such beautiful and huge trees.

Your Best Equipment

Probably my tent (Arpenaz) and my sleeping mat (trek forclaz air rouge Quechua) after a long walk without forgetting my comfortable Moab 2 Gore-tex mix shoes.

Your Worst Equipment

Nothing in particular.

Advice for Others

No more than a 16 KG rucksack and don’t forget your poles. Take also a free newspaper to dry your shoes if need be. I was happy to start from Kalamunda. It might be even better in spring because of the flowers.