Category: Across The Border

“To travel, is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye

The Inca Trail, Peru: Day 4

It’s the final day of our amazing trek and we are all awake at 3.30am. It’s pitch black and the porters are already busily preparing to make us breakfast before they make the trek down the mountain to Aguas Calientes to catch the 5.30am train back to Cusco. If they miss it.. they’re walking. It’s the only one they can…

The Inca Trail, Peru: Day 3

After reaching Dead Woman’s Pass at 4,215m above sea level and the very long trek down the other side on the previous day, I have to say I slept like a baby that night… Quite unusual for a light sleeper like myself, but I certainly wasn’t complaining. I awoke on day 3 feeling energised, although the calves were a little…

The Inca Trail, Peru: Day 1

It’s a 6.00am start at the hotel in Cusco. I’ve managed to pack my bag with the correct weight (well a tiny bit over..) and filled my day pack with the essentials such as water, snacks, camera, first aid kit, poncho and jacket. We were collected by our guide Paul Enriquez and as usual, we’re standing on the footpath of…

Another trek begins…

So it’s been two years, almost to the day, that I set out on my last fundraising trek for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Kokoda was by far, the most challenging yet. Not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually. That was one hell of a ride and you know what? I would do it all again in a heartbeat. It’s…