Update from the track - AKD Softwoods Kokoda Trek
The crew are all trekking well and are upto the challenges that the Kokoda track brings. Big hills, long climbs up and down on challenging terrain, the 9 false peaks, heat, humidity and long days trekking with heavy packs, just a taste of what the Australian soldiers endured in 1942. Everyone is making their loved ones proud.
The crew have been enjoying, playing touch rugby with our local PNG support team(descendants of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels), river swims and interacting and playing with the children of the villages along the track, the trekkers enjoyed reading letters from loved ones, and have enjoyed many tasty meals, a highlight the delicious wood fired pizza.
They have visited many battle sights and memorials along the track, including the emotional Brigade Hill, the site of a desperate battle fought by Australian troops in 1942, to hold the advancing Japanese as far north of Port Moresby as possible.
Last night was spent at Nauro known for its beautiful sunsets. Tomorrow this crew will walk under the famous arches at Owers Corner.