Day 86

And finally, the Cubbi is packed and ready to go! It’s been great having a full week in Hobart, seeing more people than I otherwise would have. However it’s put… Read More »Day 86

Day 85

This may seem like a mundane picture to most, but to me, it’s glorious. Getting Jeepy packed and ready to go for the next stint, I took pleasure in going… Read More »Day 85

Day 84

Not much refreshes the soul like hanging out and playing with one of my true beat mates. He’s the saddest little man every time I leave, but when I return,… Read More »Day 84

Day 83

Well it’s not regret… But GEE, I am sore! Feet, achilles, knees – they all hate me. I waddled down to the beach today to meet some good friends and… Read More »Day 83

Day 82

Today, tonight, and into the morning I’ll be completing 158 laps of the Queen’s Domain athletics track at Cancer Council Tasmania’s Relay for Life event. I’ll do the math for… Read More »Day 82

Day 81

So I’ve been super lucky to be able to stay at a friend’s house while my family undergoes the routine Covid-19 house-exclusion. Apparently I’m such a good new housemate, though,… Read More »Day 81

Day 80

Saw this little one chillin’ on the lawns, so I slowly went up and said hello. It was shy though, and dug it’s cute little face into the ground as… Read More »Day 80

Day 79

From chocolate last night, to a massive brekky this morning – my tummy is getting happier by the minute! It’s incredible, the amount of calories my body craves and can… Read More »Day 79

Day 76

Well ten straight days of hiking has me zonked! I’m stopping in Wayatinah for a rest day, before I head on the “halfway hike” with Shelly tomorrow! There’s a lovely… Read More »Day 76

Day 65

Well it’s time to head to the Overland Track, for my first time, EVER! Tomorrow morning begins a minimum 9-day solo adventure, where I plan to summit every Abel in… Read More »Day 65

Day 64

Aside from the talented posing, this was a seriously down-to-earth night with best mate and “challenge manager” Jan! Having a few days off gives me a chance to indulge in… Read More »Day 64

Day 63

Doing a bit of a stocktake on gear, and decided it was time for a fresh pair of mitts. As is evident – the scrub is pretty ruthless on all… Read More »Day 63

Day 62

First of four rest days this time (yes, four, woohoo)! Here’s a pants-down comparison shot of my knees, with my right one hugely swollen after a painful last day on… Read More »Day 62

Day 53

Arrived at Lake Burbury Camping Ground this evening with Jan and Rohan, ready to tackle the mighty Eldon Range tomorrow. For tonight though, we shall admire its sunlit ridge from… Read More »Day 53

Day 52

It’s time to stock up! And Uncle Toby’s Brekky Bakes were on clearance (Woolworths, why!?), so I bought the lot and am excited to continue hiking with my favourite lightweight and… Read More »Day 52

Day 46

Lost. For. Words. You AMAZING people at home supporting the 158 Challenge have raised over $20,000 for Cancer Council Tasmania! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We’re not done yet… Read More »Day 46

Day 45

Well Mt Picton was on the cards for today, but sometimes things happen that are out of your control. All I can say is thank GOODNESS for Leon & Fran… Read More »Day 45

Day 42

Day 42 • I cannot express properly how grateful I am for this morning, and for the amazing Lindsay at Move Massage Fitness Lifestyle! Physically, I have started to experience… Read More »Day 42

Day 41

Back on the food train, chew chew! Awesome to check out Grandma & Pop’s new pad all furnished for the first time, where they whipped up their epic roast potatoes… Read More »Day 41

Day 40

Rehab, rehab, rehab! Previous breaks I’ve been super time-poor and neglecting my recovery, but this time I’m trying to get on top of it! Rollers, trigger point balls and resistance… Read More »Day 40

Day 31

“What effects does (sic) publicity have on wilderness?” A walker took some time to leave a message on my car, so I wanted to take some time to consider their… Read More »Day 31

Day 30

I’ve got the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)! Walking up a flight of stairs is actually very difficult, as my quads have decided to have an all-day sleep. The magic… Read More »Day 30

Day 29

Rest day number one is all about food! Consume as much as I can, and whatever I want – my favourite is a big eggs brekky. It’s always better when… Read More »Day 29

Day 21

Well! Do you remember those two lovely folks that gave me a lift back to my car from Cockle Creek? Turns out they are the friendly faces behind Bulk Nutrients, and… Read More »Day 21

Day 20

Rest day, washing day, gear organisation day, appreciation day. I’ve realised some things we really do take for granted in our lucky lives, and am starting to understand life’s real… Read More »Day 20

Day 13

Spent my second day off organising gear, washing clothes, and spending a little time enjoying the slow lane before I head south for more Abels! I made this Cancer Council… Read More »Day 13

Day 12

First day off in a while after being in the South West, and I return to find we have raised over $13,000 for Cancer Council Tasmania! Thank you to ALL the… Read More »Day 12

Day 3

Day off hiking, but plenty to do! Finished a bunch of things on the Cubbi (trailer) including the storage inside for all my gear, then stocked her ready to head… Read More »Day 3


This man deserves all the gratitude in the world! He has helped me and been a sounding board throughout the preparation of the 158 Challenge, and his generosity will never be… Read More »Carl