So, how much should a pack weigh?
The general rule for ‘long-distance hiking rule’ is that a loaded backpack should not weigh more than 20% of your overall body weight. To give you … Read More
Once I had outlined my trail itinerary and organised my resupply plan, my next step was to decide what I’d eat for the next 2 months. Each dish needed to be nutritious, … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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, … Read More
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 … Read More
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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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 … Read More
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