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Every year avid trekkers walk the Kokoda Track

Every year avid trekkers walk the Kokoda Track, to feel some of what our diggers endured, to have some understanding of our history, to feel their pain, to see why they gave their all for us. But rarely, there is something found along the way that brings an entire family and strangers together.   Ronald [...]
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Roman palm IV

For $110 or less the Roman palm IV are a good value Sleeping bag. If you find you are a cold sleeper a set of long thermal underwear should slove any issues with the cold nights on the Kokoda trail. All the new Palms are EN tested which means they have been laboratory tested to [...]
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Getting Healthy for 2017

Getting healthy for 2017   With Christmas and the new years celebrations behind you what do you plan to do with yourself in 2017!   If you are like me you battle with the bulge every year over the Christmas period with all the extravert food on offer and add to the mixture some beverages [...]
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Outdoor Research (OR) Havoc jacket

The Outdoor Research (OR) Havoc jacket is the ideal layer for cold, wet, windy and frequently changing conditions. Lightweight and highly technical, the Havoc features warm PrimaLoft Eco 60g insulation behind a durable, weather-resistant and breathable GORE WINDSTOPPER shell that really keeps the outside conditions at bay on cold and windy days. For really cold [...]
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Buff Headwear

The Buff head wear The versatile Buff is a must-have accessory for every adventure. What I love about the multifunctional Original Buff is a the many uses you can apply to this tubular shaped product such as a bandana, ponytail holder, sun guard, scarf, hat, neck gaiter, cap or dust screen (see attached picture). Buffs [...]
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Everest Base Camp

The way to Everest Base Camp Everest Base Camp The Arrival EBC1 spent late October and November trekking their way through the Khumbu valley of Nepal reaching the heights of Kalapater at 5545m above sea level before spending a couple of days relaxing in Namche Bazar. Nepal is sandwiched between Tibet (China) in the north [...]
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Kokoda Team 8 2016

The T8 trek kicked off when ETA staff met our 4 keen trekkers at the airport, we then took the shuttle to the Ela Beach Hotel andĀ  everyone got settled in their rooms, and prepared for the adventure to start the next morning. The next day we met Andy, Soddy and some of our other [...]
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Kokoda Team 7 2016

Team 7 Team 7 set off on a 9 day Kokoda and 2 day Northern beach tour from North to South (Kokoda to Owers'). The team began the tour well with only 1 person sleeping in, not mentioning any namesĀ (Shane). The crisis was adverted by Griger who came to Bosso's aid and making the airport [...]
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Kokoda Team 6 2016

Kokoda Team 6 2016 This was our first tour back on the track after our Anzac Day tour, and what a great trip and group this turned out to be. Being one of our larger groups for the year (in fact 2016's largest for ETA) we set off on a 9 day Kokoda to Owers' [...]
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Wear your trekking boots on the international flight

Wear your trekking shoes on board your international flight and ensure you pack in your carry on luggage your trekking cloths and sleeping bag. From time to time the airlines loose passengers bags and these may not be recovered before your trek starts. These items can be difficult to replace in Port Moresby.
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