Cape to Cape (Western Australia)
ArmaSkin Ambassador Dr Sophie has been hiking the southern The Cape to Cape Walk Track.
A diary note as the Team completed the trek.
"Day 6 - Hamelin Bay to Cape Leeuwin and the finish line! Holy shitballs today was brutal.
Started with a stunning morning watching the salmon fishing and stingrays, some rock-hopping over limestone cliffs and blow holes, followed by a never ending trudge along the beach for what felt like forever but was about 8-9km. A tired walk up to the lighthouse for an ice cream and finishing picture and now back to our accommodation for some bubbles.
Tired and happy"
This is a long-distance walk trail located in the far south-west corner of Western Australia, 250 kilometres (160 mi) south of Perth. It meanders along the whole length of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, which forms the backbone of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Its start and finish are the lighthouses at the tips of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. The Track extends over 123 kilometres (76 mi) of coastal scenery, sheltered forests and pristine beaches, and is in close proximity to the caves, vineyards and other features and attractions of the South West Capes - Margaret River region.
The ArmaSkin News lead picture is the pristine coastal beach you'll see along the Track.
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show
For Australian outdoors enthusiasts and in particular those with an interest in gear retailing ArmaSkin will have a stand at this year's Outdoor Retailers Exhibition at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
We will be looking to meet with possible Outdoors retail outlets from across Australia.
We would also love to catch up with any of our Victorian customers who may like to peruse the 150+ Brands on display.
If you'd like to register to attend HERE'S A LINK
Pilliga Forest Ultra (NSW) 31 July 2021
This is a brand new Australian Ultra event to be run across part of the half a million hectares of rare intact temperate eucalypt woodland. The Pilliga Forest.
Participants can choose between 5km, 20km or 50km distances.
All runs are looped from and to the event HQ - Pilliga Pottery which will also be running events and workshops. You can camp, caravan or stay in unique accommodation at beautiful Barkala Farm. The farm has lots to do for families - for example a swimming pool, pottery classes and feeding the farm animals. It’s perfect for bushwalks, bird watching, swimming and enjoying local produce at the Blue Wren cafe.
The event is a fundraiser for the Wilderness Society's efforts to protect the Pilliga Forest from Coal Seam Gas drilling. 50% of proceeds will be directed to the Wilderness Society; 25% of proceeds will be directed to Traditional Owner groups working to protect country from the Santos Narrabri gas project; and 25% will be directed to the legal case challenging the project.
The Forest is more than a wildlife refuge. The area feeds clean water into the Great Artesian Basin — the crucial life support system for much of inland Australia.
If you would like to support runners in the event or participate yourself here's a link to the event site.
If you are running in the event and would like some ArmaSkin to cover the distance blister free, please drop a line to email@example.com
London 2 Brighton 100km (UK) 29-30 May 2021
Viki is tackling the London 2 Brighton Challenge this 29 - 30 May 2021. And she's chosen ArmaSkin toe socks after having suffered regular and painful blisters in her lead up training.
Now in its 10th year over 2,000 adventurers take on the Capital to Coast route and test their grit over the Bank Holiday weekend. Richmond-Upon-Thames is the start, and it’s over the North Downs with wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to half way at Turners Hill. The full 100 km route heads over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view.
She is doing this to raise money for MIND.
"I am fundraising for Mind because Mental health needs more funding!!"
If you'd like to support Viki, here's a link.
Mt Buffalo Chalet Restoration
The restoration of the Mount Buffalo Chalet in the snowfields of Victoria is underway.
The heritage listed Chalet was built in 1910 by the Public Works Department as Australia’s first ski resort.
It has survived relentless bush fire threats, bitter winters, scorching summers, moronic vandals and general neglect.
Yet it stands proud as the largest timber building in Australia. It is much loved by the local community, who, after years of tireless lobbying, are working towards refurbishment and restoration of the magnificent Chalet.
ArmaSkin Ambassador Kerry recently visited Mount Buffalo and shared this pic from the recently completed viewing platform. The new all-access lookout, beside Bent's Lookout in the Chalet day visitor area, opened in late December in time for the summer tourists.
While only occasional tours of the Chalet are currently possible the future plans include a coffee shop and a series of eco pod accommodations. The restoration has been supported by Federal and State Government grants of over $6m in response to the hard work put in by the Community Action for the Chalet volunteers.
There are plenty of short hikes in the area so head that way and pump some money into the local community.
OxFam Trailwalker (Melbourne and Sydney)
During April we posted a blog that provides a series of hints for those preparing for the Trailwalker.
Here's a link in case you missed it.
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
Friday 3- Sunday 5 September
Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne
Friday 8 - Sunday 10 October
For more details visit Oxfam.com.au
If you are organising a Team for the Trailwalker, please contact us with your Team name so we can find ways to support your efforts.
If you are running in the Great Ocean Road Festival, please contact us so we can find ways to support your effort.
Yukon 2021 now Yukon 2022
As with so many events Covid has again forced the delay of Art Huseonica and Lauren Shepherd's planned canoeing trip down the length of the Yukon.
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