0

Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge 2015 - Day 3

Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge - Day 2 and 3 map

8 May 2015

30 kms done and dusted! That’s 30,000 steps on Mark Foley’s FKG pedometer!

The trekkers started off at 6.45am yesterday morning and made it to their night location at 4.30pm.  Excluding breaks, walking time was 8 hours 10 mins. A big day!  It was a hot day, but not too bad walking temperature  – but the unavoidable flies are driving everyone a little mad! That said, everyone did a great job yesterday.

The group enjoyed a lovely dinner of de-hydrated ‘surprise’ and a cuppa before turning in for a  hard-earned rest in preparation for an early start this morning.

They stepped off early this morning to get their best walking of the day done in the cooler hours of the morning. Everyone is feeling a little sore after yesterday’s efforts and there are already a few blistered feet. The chopper will meet them for lunch today so they will have a hot lunch (i.e. Hot water).  They had done over 8kms by 9.00am this morning and expect to hit 15 kms by lunch.  They are looking to get into night location 3 by around 4.30pm.

Overall, they have said there have been a lot of laughs and they are surrounded by a great group of people.

If you would like to track where they went yesterday you can search the following GPS points on Google Earth:

Day 1 camp location: 25°51.2949S/137°38.5785E
Day 2 camp location: 25°45.2670S/137°26.2482E

CLICK HERE to support the stoic Trekkers as they cross the Geographical centre of the Simpson Desert.

Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge - Day 2 and 3 map

SHARE THIS!
News you might like:
2 August 2017 Youngcare explores options as NSW project ends Youngcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
30 August 2016 National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan. Mr ...
8 March 2017 Sylvia Jeffreys joins the Youngcare crusade January not only marked the start to an exciting new year, but the announcement of ...
24 July 2017 A message from our partners at Vincents At VINCENTS one of our core values is to actively build a company environment that contributes ...
8 March 2017 Albany Creek update We are thrilled to announce that the Youngcare and MS Queensland Apartments at Albany Creek are on track to be a ...
1 February 2017 Familiar face adds voice to national issue This week, 700,000 young people with high care needs across the country have been given a ...
8 March 2017 CEO message Two months into my new role at Youngcare, it’s fantastic to be writing for my first Y News! There are exciting times ...
24 July 2017 Out and about International Women’s Day was a great success celebrating women and raising funds for Youngcare. Hosted by the ...
18 July 2017 The Today Show aired Todd and Kat's story 'I never thought I’d find somebody like her': How gaining independence led a young man ...
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed the disability sector forever. For the first time in Australian history, young people with ...
Categories
Archives

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

A huge thanks to our supporters 

Birdsville Hotel
Story Bride Hotel
Wolff Group
Brisbane Airport
Carbone
Flight Centre Foundation
MTAQ
Style
Tattersalls Club
Broncos Charity Fund
J W Bell & Associates
Birdsville Roadhouse
Hand Heart Pocket
Vincents
Cutting Edge
Servcorp
Betta Home Living
Motorola Solutions
ALS
QIC
Bruce Lynton
Women's Weekly
National Storage
Shine Lawyers
Network First
Knight Frank
Merlo
Taylor Byrne
Media Merchants
Neals
MS Queensland
AWIC - Awesome Women In Construction
Ozdent
Sleepy's
EY
Coates
BDO
CUB
Vuly
Une Parkinson Foundation
Pilot
Triffid
Good2give
Tradelink
FKG
Sage
Braggs Signs
McCabe Curwood
LAS logo
Thrifty
Vantage Performance
Rivergum Homes
DAE
MMO Interiors
HSF
Select AV
Birdsville Social Club
Batercard
Audio Visual Elements
Queensland Rail
Nova
Forte Catering
Collins Food
Hopgood Ganim
The Co Group
MGD Private
Bunnamagoo
Canvas Art Factory
Savills
Tatts Group
ALS Global
Eureka Landscaping
Clark Real Estate
Spot Productions
IOR Petroleum
Keystone
Vertica Capital
Doug Hall Foundation
Morgans
Queensland Government
Cakes & Sh!t
Aurora Adventures
De Luca Corp
ANZ
Brighton Homes
Just Cause Bunch
One Harvest - love beats
CV Services
Channel Nine
Just Photography
Care Tech
Skip to content