AAWT - November 2016

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AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Sat 16 Jul, 2016 7:25 pm

I'll be walking the AAWT south-to-north solo in November 2016. I'll be documenting the planning and execution on the @AAWT2016 Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/AAWT2016/

Please feel free to like and follow the page. Naturally, I will write up a report upon completion.
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby Stroller » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 10:01 am

Hi Oyster

As i'm doing the walk in probably January, do you think it would work and are you interested in me either collecting your food bins when i go through to drop my food. I already know I will do 8 food parcels. As i haven't got the book yet i don't know where they are likely to be but i could just take your spot.

Having read that people are expected to do a 3 day drive to drop food and then another 3 day drive to collect their bins, i thought maybe it could be useful to coordinate with other hikers so that only one drive through is necessary.

Also i noticed that some people buy really expensive food bins. I just found some 20 litre bins for $5.60 http://www.gotstock.com.au/plastic-buck ... vQod80gBbg . I think i will post an advert to try to find someone to collect mine on the way back right now.
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 11:24 am

Hi Stroller,
Thanks for your thoughts, but I'm self-sufficient and will be collecting my own caches.
Thanks nonetheless.
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby DropbearAT » Mon 22 Aug, 2016 8:56 pm

Hi Oyster, I am doing my last leg of the AAWT from Rumpf Saddle to Walhalla late October so we will probably cross paths. Just a comment - with just a tarp, there are quite a few leech infested areas you might want to avoid. Cheers Dropbear AT
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Mon 22 Aug, 2016 9:40 pm

DropbearAT wrote:Hi Oyster, I am doing my last leg of the AAWT from Rumpf Saddle to Walhalla late October so we will probably cross paths. Just a comment - with just a tarp, there are quite a few leech infested areas you might want to avoid. Cheers Dropbear AT


I imagine we quite probably will cross paths then.
Regarding leeches, I have taken the problem of those wretched creatures into consideration in location planning. Also, I'll be in a bivy too.
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby phil robinson » Tue 13 Sep, 2016 7:59 pm

Hi oyster, I;m also planning on doing the walk solo in november starting sometime after the 21st depending on weather. I'm planning on running it with light gear, having a crack at the fastest known time. I'm looking for someone who wants to do a car shuffle or coordinate drops together or just hitch a ride to Walhalla, let me know if this could fit in with your plans.
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Tue 13 Sep, 2016 8:03 pm

Hi Phil,
I don't think I'll be in a position to provide material assistance but I can probably assist with satisfying any information requirements you may have (such as conditions, water, etc).
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 7:28 pm

It is now 10 days until I start my south-to-north AAWT.

If anyone has any information requirements that I may be able to answer either en route or upon completion, please ask your questions.

Also, you can follow along at http://www.facebook.com/AAWT2016
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby GBW » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 7:53 pm

I've been following your updates on facebook...do you have any side trips planned?
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 8:28 pm

GBW wrote:do you have any side trips planned?


Yes, absolutely. I have numerous side trips planned, plus a couple of deviations.
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby north-north-west » Sun 30 Oct, 2016 10:33 am

oyster_07 wrote:Yes, absolutely. I have numerous side trips planned, plus a couple of deviations.

Always thought you looked like a deviant. :P
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby Mark F » Sun 30 Oct, 2016 11:49 am

It looks like we are leaving the same day but I am heading south so see you between Hotham and Thredbo or else doing food drops next week. I'll be the old bumbly bloke ambling along and aiming for a SKT (slowest known time) but also with a few side trips (Pilot, Cobberas, Bogong and Feathertop). You may even find me fishing in the afternoons.
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Sun 30 Oct, 2016 3:05 pm

Mark F wrote:You may even find me fishing in the afternoons.

Good source of protein...
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Wed 30 Nov, 2016 12:03 pm

And my AAWT is complete!
A report will follow over the next week.


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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby neilmny » Wed 30 Nov, 2016 12:36 pm

Well done oyster_07 will look forward to reading your story.
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby Bushwalker99 » Fri 02 Dec, 2016 1:54 pm

Congratulations on a wonderful achievement 25 days including side trips is amazing. Look forward to reading your report
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Re: AAWT - November 2016

Postby oyster_07 » Fri 02 Dec, 2016 6:05 pm

Thank you both. I have started putting more photos up on http://www.facebook.com/AAWT2016 and I'll write a report next week.
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