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Mornings with Geoff Hutchison

&20 ABC Perth interviews Canning Stock Route Solo Walker Gaynor Schoeman

An eight minute interview with Geoff Hutchison.

Gaynor Schoeman, the first solo walker of the Canning Stock Route talks about her encounters with the animals, including a charging bull camel in rut, why she walked the Canning Stock Route alone, her preparations, equipment, what the Canning Stock Route desert looks like, and her hopes for the future.



Geoff Hutchison talks to Gaynor Schoeman, the first solo walker of the Canning Stock Route



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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