East Arthur Range Traverse in 72 Hours
Recommended to experienced wilderness hikers to be completed in two weeks, Kade and Duncan intend to complete their Big Walk in only 72 hours.
You might not be able to complete a Big Walk but you can make short lives BIG by supporting Kade and Duncan.
Days To Go: 36
Our Goal: $15000
About The Trek
During the walk, they will summit Federation Peak, one of Australia's most intimidating mountains. In bushwalking circles, Federation Peak is regarded as the most celebrated mountain in Tasmania. Its magnificent, abruptly piercing spike demands attention from any vantage point.
In short, it's going to be bloody hard.
Scott’s Peak Dam
Kade and Duncan
In 2018 Kade and Duncan attempted to complete Tasmania’s famous South Coast Track in 48 hours – the standard is 6 to 8 for experienced wilderness hikers. The Track starts at an abandoned tin mine on the western edge of Tasmania’s southernmost point – accessible only by light plane – and runs east along the exposed beaches and rocky mountain ridges that compromise the southern tip of the state. The track is subject to the full force of the Roaring Forties and the freezing wind, rain and sea spray driven up from Antarctica. Kade and Duncan ultimately completed the track in 52.5 hours, but not before pushing themselves to the limits of their endurance (and nearly being washed away into the Southern Ocean a few times).
Kade and Duncan’s number one training partner is Noah, Duncan’s 12 year old son. Noah has cystic fibrosis but sets the example of how big your life can be despite the disease. He routinely trains with the boys and goes on long-distance treks with his dad, including New Zealand’s notorious 5-day alpine hike along St James walkway in 2018 and the famous 3-day Routeburn Track in January this year.
Days To Go: 36
Our Goal: $15000
CF is the number one inherited disease affecting young Australians.
CF affects the lungs and digestive system. CF impacts on quality of life.
We want our BIG WALK to make a big impact on people living with CF.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common, recessive genetically acquired, life-shortening chronic illness affecting young Australians today.
It primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system, however, it also affects a number of other organs and systems.
Complications increase with age, requiring ever increasing levels of (self) care and support. There is currently no cure. From birth, a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and physiotherapy. Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF.
On average one in 25 people carry the CF gene (most of whom are unaware they are carriers).
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) is the peak community not-for-profit organisation working with and for people with CF right across Queensland, Northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Its mission is to assist everyone affected by CF to be well and live fuller lives. It provides information, support and guidance to people living with CF and their families. It advocates for services and systems that support the CF community and seeks to raise awareness, understanding and funds for services and research. Over 80% of CFQ income is from fundraising.
All online donations for the 2019 “Kade and Duncan’s Big Walk” go directly to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.
We'd love to hear from you
Phone: (07) 3359 8000