Trailing Around the World

  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

    • From: Claire Brittain, Perth, WA

    In August 2012, BTF members Claire Brittain and John McKay scaled the 5895m of the Uhuru peak of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. Their motive? To raise $6000 for the BTF Dunny Donor campaign. This is their story, as recounted by Claire.

  • Coast to Coast Walk, UK

    • From: Jim Baker, Perth, WA

    BTF volunteer Jim Baker (aka Wrong Way Jim) undertook the Coast to Coast Walk across the north of England in June 2012. This is his account of the eleven day, 330km trek.

  • Ski touring in the Snowy Mountains

    • From: Peter Campbell

    Peter Campbell and friends took a recent holiday in the snow, something that is unlikely to be possible along the Bibbulmun Track! Read Peter’s account of their ski touring adventure amid some beautiful scenery:

  • Walking the West Highland Way, Scotland

    • From: Charlie and Sue Soord, Perth, WA

    Long time Foundation members and experienced walkers Charlie and Sue Soord spent part of their time in the UK this year walking the West Highland Way, in the west of Scotland. Read Charlie’s description of their trek:

  • Lebanon Mountain Trail

    • From: Adrian Cazalet, Perth, WA

    Foundation member Adrian Cazalet completed an end-to-end walk of the Bibbulmun Track in 2005. In April 2010 he undertook something completely different—a through-walk of the little known but very spectacular 440km Lebanon Mountain Trail. This is his story.

  • Te Araroa, NZ

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    Fifteen years after its inception, New Zealand’s Long Trail finally opened at the end of 2011.

  • Via Francigena, Europe

    • From: Peter Whitehead

    In June 2011, Peter Whitehead and his friend Peter Stubbing set off to walk the Via Francigena. This is the story of their walk, in Peter Whitehead’s words.

  • Fiordland and the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track, NZ

    • From: Linda Daniels, Perth, WA

    In February 2011 the BTF escorted a group of Bibbulmun Track walkers on a Peregrine Travel trip to Fiordland on New Zealand’s South Island. A highlight of the trip was three days on the little known but highly spectacular Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track.

  • Nar, Phu and Tilicho trek, Nepal

    • From: Jim Baker, Perth, WA

    In October/November 2009 Jim Baker and eight others tackled the Nar, Phu and Tilicho trek, organised by Peregrine Adventure Travel and led by Mike Wood, chairman of the BTF and owner of Peregrine Adventures in Perth.

  • The Padjelanta Trail, Sweden

    • From: Martin Chambers, Perth, WA

    BTF member Martin Chambers walked the Padjelanta Trail in Arctic Sweden, in August 2009. This is his account of the trek.

  • John Muir Trail, USA

    • From: Bill Orme, Perth, WA

    Bill Orme and his son John walked the John Muir Trail in California in July 2010. This is their story, in Bill’s words:

  • The Ancient Tea Horse Road

    • From: Gary Sigley, Perth, WA

    Gary Sigley is a lecturer in Chinese/Asian Studies at UWA. Gary has ‘discovered’ the joys of the Bibbulmun Track and has begun to keenly observe the development of hiking culture and sustainable/eco-tourism within China. He is currently engaged in a research project examining the cultural heritage preservation of the Ancient Tea Horse Road in southwest China. A related project is investigating the rise of the Chinese hiker - called in Chinese the donkey friends. Gary is also a Research Fellow at the Ancient Tea Horse Road Culture Research Centre at Yunnan University. He has sent us this article.

  • Walking on Ile de Réunion

    • From: Kevin Martin, Perth, WA

    In September 2010 BTF member Kevin Martin and five friends undertook a trek on Ile de Réunion in the Indian Ocean. This is Kevin’s account of their adventures:

  • The Great Ocean Walk, Victoria

    • From: Kemp family

    The Great Ocean Walk, on Victoria's west coast, stretches 104km from the resort town of Apollo Bay to Glenample. Three generations of the Kemp family undertook to walk part of the track.

  • Freycinet and Apsley National Parks and Maria Island, Tasmania

    • From: Alan Barker, Perth, WA

    In March 2008 BTF Volunteer Alan Barker took part in a group expedition to Tasmania, organised by World Expeditions. The eight-day trip encompassed a variety of walks in Freycinet National Park, the Douglas Apsley National Park and on the historic Maria Island.