Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby peregrinator » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 1:41 pm

WadeThrupp wrote: . . . On this day I did not want to risk finding water at High Cone so instead of the scrub bash east of The Nobs, I followed the Nobs Track north, big mistake, very steep descent . . .


Wade, if it's any consolation, you are not alone in having done that horrible slog down and up Nobs Tk. I met a walker a few weeks ago near The Nobs who made that same diversion, unaware of its steepness and doing it after sunset. He had no knowledge of course of the even more horrible blackberries infesting the creek. Somehow negotiated them by torchlight. But all of those considerations paled into insignificance when he started thinking on the way back to his pack left beside the track that just maybe he might not find it on that moonless night. He described that as a typical rookie error, which naturally he's never going to make again.
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby bigwallclimber » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 12:52 pm

I had a look at Wade and his movements today and he walked off limestone track and heading towards Claire creek.

Had not seen anything for 2 days and was wondering how he was, still going :D :D :D
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby neilmny » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 1:53 pm

bigwallclimber wrote:I had a look at Wade and his movements today and he walked off limestone track and heading towards Claire creek.

Had not seen anything for 2 days and was wondering how he was, still going :D :D :D


He's following the AAWT going that way. It follows up Claire Ck then Stony Ck to Cowombat Track.
He seems to be doing a great job, given his self declared rookie status and it looks a lot like he was selling himself short.
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby bigwallclimber » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:58 am

At least he is still going well, and I agree that he is doing supremely well given his self proclaimed "Rookie" Status
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby bigwallclimber » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 1:49 pm

He is still going well, I love watching him day by day and he is powering along.

Question for me is, is his next stop for a break and stuff at Thredbo ? He does not seem to far from it by my reckoning he would be around 20km from it.

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Postby dashandsaph » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:28 am

Wade has done a great job getting to Thredbo, but nothing on the Spot for several days now. Any news as to whether he is going to pick up the rucksack or not? I would be a real achievement for him to finish the last leg to Tharwa.
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby WadeThrupp » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 10:11 pm

Was bed ridden and weather wasn't all that great anyway. Spots online guys.
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Postby crollsurf » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 11:10 pm

I owe you a bottle of wine for making it to Dead Horse. PM me if you're happy to catch up. Awesome effort.
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby bigwallclimber » Wed 28 Feb, 2018 2:11 pm

WadeThrupp wrote:Was bed ridden and weather wasn't all that great anyway. Spots online guys.


Wade why were you bed ridden ? Sick or sore ?

You are doing awesome and I am enjoying your travels, good luck safe travels.
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby bigkev » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 6:06 am

Good news, it looks like Wade will finish today :D

Wade,

Congratulations on the achievement, that was a very good effort :!: I'm imagining that you not only learnt a fair bit about the bush but also about yourself as well?

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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby bigwallclimber » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 6:55 am

Hi There Wade,

I have been watching your travels since you started and I have to say you will by the end of the day completed an amazing achievement.

You should be congratulated on what you have achieved and how well you have done, you would have learnt a lot and done a lot and you have achieved a feat not many have achieved.

Well done and have a well earnt beer.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby ribuck » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 7:59 am

Rookie, what's the BEST that could happen?

Completing the trail, alive, and with the compelling urge satisfied!

Looking forward to the jubiulant "Done!" post. Way to go!
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Postby neilmny » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 8:29 am

As for all above. I've been watching and mapping your progress right from the start.
Well done Wade. Can't wait to hear your story.

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Postby Dexter » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 9:49 am

What an epic effort.
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Postby dashandsaph » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 12:50 pm

Well done Wade, I've watched that little orange icons slowly roll out all the way from just out of Walhalla to just out of Tharwa. Sensational result and enjoy the last day. We all look forward to a couple of photos when you've caught your breath and had a looong sleep in. Welcome back from the real world to the synthetic world we have to live in when we aren't walking.
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Postby dashandsaph » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 1:34 pm

And wrap it up with some bushbashing!
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Postby DavidB » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 2:58 pm

Yes indeed a fantastic effort. Look forward to some pics.
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Postby neilmny » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 3:00 pm

Latest blip 3.05pm approx puts him 3.3km from the end >>>>>>>>>>> :D :D
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby WadeThrupp » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 4:48 pm

DONE. Thanks everyone! Follow my FB page trektrektravel for pictures to come and YouTube updates.

Should a Rookie attempt this? Nah, but do it anyway.
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Re: Rookie, whats the worst that can happen. ;)

Postby neilmny » Fri 09 Mar, 2018 5:55 pm

WadeThrupp wrote:DONE. Thanks everyone! Follow my FB page trektrektravel for pictures to come and YouTube updates.

Should a Rookie attempt this? Nah, but do it anyway.


Cracking job Wade..........well now that you've done it....when you geta minute....I would like to know what is "the worst thing that could happen" :lol: :lol:
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Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Mon 25 Feb, 2019 1:14 pm

I am late reading this thread but Wade you have smashed it. May you live long and prosper!. :D
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