Friday, 7 January 2011

Australia: The Overland Track 2011 in Aid of Epilepsy Action

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Epilepsy Action
With the arrival of a new year the countdown begins to a new adventure in aid of Epilepsy Action! It may well be over 13 weeks to the point when we take our first step on the Overland Track, but I am only too aware those weeks will disappear soon enough! Now is the time to start training seriously and announce the event to everyone.

Starting on 14th April 2011, Maria Oinn, Paul Buck and Paul Worthington will be walking the Overland Track, Tasmania, in aid of Epilepsy Action.

The Overland Track, from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, is a true wilderness walk which travels through spectacular dolerite mountains, near beautiful waterfalls, through a variety of fascinating ecosystems and close to Tasmania's highest mountain, Mount Ossa, before finishing at Australia's deepest lake, Lake St Clair.

The route is 65km plus additional clicks for side trips like the summits of Cradle Mountain or Mount Ossa. It's rugged mountain peaks and alpine moorlands offer some of the finest scenery in Australia. The walk requires you to carry your own provisions, and is not an undertaking that should be taken lightly.

Why Epilepsy Action?

I was a sufferer of Epileptic seizures for over 10 years, before surgery in 1994, I am fully aware of the tremendous work Epilepsy Action does, and the organisation were a great comfort to both myself and my family. So, it gives us great pleasure to raise money by walking the Overland Track, Tasmania.

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Thanks
Paul B, Paul W and Maria