Progress Report on the new
Canning Walker

The building of the new website has taken much longer than expected. 

The majority of published information has been transferred from the old to the new website. Maps, videos, newspaper and magazine articles for each event, now have a home where everything is easily accessible from one page. You get the summary straight off and then have the option to click on different aspects that might be of interest to you.

Articles on the Canning Stock Route itself are being updated to make them more useful in planning a foot powered event.

The new website will be available to the public in the New Year. There is still so much to do.

The Canning Walker's Challenge for 2013

End of the CSR for Gaynor Schoeman Canning Walker

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 a similar 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.


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