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traversing PNG

Tue 26 Nov, 2013 3:37 am

n 2014, Patrick Hutton and Richard Johnson will attempt a human powered crossing of Papua New Guinea. If successful they'll be the first people to cross the country unsupported.!papua-new-guinea/c20la

Re: traversing PNG

Tue 26 Nov, 2013 7:04 am

Good luck!

Do they know there are still headhunters in PNG? ;)

Re: traversing PNG

Tue 26 Nov, 2013 8:27 pm

Had a look at their web site. In their blog they say 'and logistical recommendations from a UN security advisor who has previously worked in PNG.' Why do they need logistical recommendations for an unsupported crossing? What is their idea of 'unsupported' especially in relation to food, medicine and making the raft? I think that there are very good reasons why this area is sparsely populated and it is mainly to do with the difficulty of eking out food and shelter from this environment. Maybe 'unsupported' just means no guides or porters but buying food at villages and getting their help with the materials for the raft?
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