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Heysen Trail In the Press
1 year ago

Heysen Trail In the Press

By  •  Heysen Trail

In the Press Date Press Release Aug 2018 East & Hills Messenger (Online and Print)

‘Josh West will spend the next two months hiking the 1200km Heysen Trail to fundraise …
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Heysen Trail Resupply Plan
1 year ago

Heysen Trail Resupply Plan

By  •  Heysen Trail

After coordinating my itinerary, I began organising supply boxes to be dropped and stored along the route. Pre-purchasing and delivering boxes full of toilet paper, fuel canisters, Heysen Trail maps …
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Heysen Trail Itinerary
1 year ago

Heysen Trail Itinerary

By  •  Heysen Trail

Always plan an itinerary (even if you don’t stick to it).

The Heysen Trail possesses over 200 different accommodation options on or alongside its winding route. Many of the huts, shelters …
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Interview with Black Dog Institute – Email Sendout

By  •  Heysen Trail

Online Interview with Black Dog Institute, February 2019.

Tanunda’s Josh West has seen first-hand the sights and sounds of amazing travel destinations across the world, including South America, Europe and …
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Interview with Angela Smallacombe – ABC Radio

By  •  Heysen Trail

Radio interview on North and West SA ABC Radio, August 2018.

Angela: Good Morning, Josh.

Josh: Hello Angela. Thanks for having me on.

A: Thanks for having a chat. Now, …
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Reflecting on my most fulfilling year
1 year ago

Reflecting on my most fulfilling year

By  •  Journal

I sit here in a cushioned alcove overlooking the lakeside village of Åre, Sweden after surviving (and I honestly mean surviving) my first three days of snowboarding. I’ve somersaulted on …
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‘Josh treks for a cause’
1 year ago

‘Josh treks for a cause’

By  •  Heysen Trail

Published in The Leader Newspaper, October 2018.

Having grown up in the Barossa Valley, one man’s fascination for South Australia’s Heysen Trail recently led him to complete the 1,200-kilometre adventure.


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Day 1 – Parachilna Gorge to Aroona Campground
1 year ago

Day 1 – Parachilna Gorge to Aroona Campground

By  •  Heysen Trail

The date was August 13, 2018, my bag was heavy, the hour was late, the sun was high and South Australia’s mid-north temperatures were heating up. However, at least my …
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Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut
1 year ago

Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut

By  •  Heysen Trail

Everything came up ‘Heysen’ on Day 2. From the name of the vibrant range that surrounded the Aroona Campground to discovering the lookout where Sir Hans painted the ‘Three Sisters of Aroona’ way …
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Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort
1 year ago

Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort

By  •  Heysen Trail

Quite honestly, Day 3 of the Heysen Trail was the hardest 24 hours of my life. When I finally staggered into Wilpena Pound Resort in the late afternoon, I was on the verge …
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