First Solo Walk of Australia's Canning Stock Route

The Canning Walker's Challenge for 2013

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Starting from Billiluna in the north near Halls Creek on 31 May 2013, Gaynor Schoeman walked 1657km solo for 66 days, carrying a backpack of 30kg, finishing on the 05 August 2013 in the tiny outback goldfields town of Wiluna.

Gaynor was raising money for quadriplegic wheelchair rugby players under the banner Walk 4 Wheels and Walk 4 Wings in memory of hangglider pilot and friend, Bruce McClunan, who broke his neck on 1st April 2011.

Many class this walk as unsupported, done in the same way as the first successful walkers lead by Murray Rankin in 1976.

Whilst I did not walk with vehicle support, or with another person, without the help of Andy Sutcliffe in establishing my supply route before the walk, and my food sponsors, this walk would not have been possible.  For this reason I class my 2013 desert walk only as SOLO .... by my own standards. Media interviews - TV, Radio, Newspapers and Magazines.

 

1974 Motorcyclists - Video One

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1974 Canning Stock Route motorcyclists from Gaynor on Vimeo.

In support of Australian history - www.canningwalker.comWhat is it like to do the Canning Stock Route on foot, by bicycle, motorbike, 4WD or 2WD? What about hitchhiking?

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