- When: Saturday 8 June 2019 at 9:00am to Sunday 9 June 2019 at 9:00am
- Where: Near Kalamunda (check your web profile for details once you have booked) to Near Kalamunda | Section/s: The Darling Range
- Rating: Beginners | Category: Overnight Adventures
Join us for an overnight walk packed with a range of theoretical and practical exercises to keep you safe on the Bibbulmun.
This event focusses on a wide range of subjects relating to bush survival and walking the Track. The event is run by Steve Sertis, Foundation Events Manager and Lead Guide. Steve has been involved with the Bibbulmun Track for 20 years and has walked it many times end-to-end.
There are a number of theoretical as well as practical exercises that we will engage in as a group over the course of the event.
I learnt so much and the information and skills taught are so useful. Everyone should do this. I will recommend this course to my friends!
We only walk 2km each day carrying our overnight packs (food, clothing, stove, tent etc). The distance is short to give us the maximum time to focus on our activities on Saturday which include:
- Map and compass reading with a night walk, off-track night navigation, a longer off-track day time navigation exercise and finding emergency exits
- First Aid basics and poison plant identification
- Water procurement methods
- Bush fire survival
- Fuel stove use
- Tent siting and more.
Participants will require a sound level of fitness and be prepared to walk through the bush, off-track in the night in a small group.
We finish early on Sunday morning.
Includes trip preparation notes, map, experienced guides and equipment hire. BYO food. Own transport to walk start.
Check what the event rating means for this walk.
- Your Event Guide/s:
Hi folks. I have been with the Foundation since 1997, when I first joined as a member and maintenance volunteer. I wanted to get involved in the 'new' Track after getting terribly lost on the 'old' Bibbulmun Track. From there I began leading walks and then came on staff in the office in 1999 as Events Manager and Lead Guide. I love walking and have done a few end-to-ends. I really get a kick out of sharing this passion with everyone. I am still a volunteer and look after Nerang Campsite. Come and join me on this event!
Hi, I have been bitten by the hiking bug and enjoy anything from a leisurely jaunt to a multiple day hike through our wonderful bush. I have enjoyed walking and hiking in many areas having completed the Cape to cape, the Great Ocean Road walk along with a couple of rambles in the UK, the most memorable being the Cumbria Way through the Lakes District. The Bibbulmun track is a fantastic escape to nature right on our doorstep. I’ve managed a couple of end to ends and have enjoyed many stretches on multiple occasions. I have met a number of great people along the way and hope to be able to experience walking with you soon.
I have always enjoyed the outdoors and now I am excited to be a volunteer guide with the Foundation. I am also a maintenance volunteer and a Board member of the Foundation. Hope to meet you soon.