Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

HOW TO GET TREK READY FOR YOUR NEXT BIG ADVENTURE

Join local Trek Coach Lisa Marshall to discover just how to get Trek Ready for your next bucket list adventure.
Lisa is a leader in Adventure Fitness and over the last 13 years has coached thousands across Australia and abroad to get fit for adventure, and discover the magic of hiking in nature.
Lisa was an Event Director for 10 years, running the successful outdoor hiking events, Coastrek, across Australia, helping to raise over $20 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
She is the creator of the worldwide fitness hiking App Luvmyhike, a writer and guest speaker.

As a Business Woman, Fitness Professional, Mum and Wife, Lisa juggles work and play, but always puts her health first. She believes passionately in the mental and physical well-being we gain from hiking in nature.
Lisa shares her Get Ready Toolkit so that you can get trek fit, feel stronger and well prepared to venture out and take on exciting adventures on foot. Lisa is currently training a team from around the world to get Trek Ready for the Chomolhari Base Camp Trek in Bhutan next March.

Trek Coach offers local and online Coaching for trek adventures, weekly Fitness trek sessions, and provides online resources, videos, training guides and local and International Adventuretreks for you to join. Travel with a well prepared team, who have trained specifically to hike well, have the right gear, the right attitude and a supportive Coach, and you will have a magical experience (and want to keep aiming for your next trek!)

Lisa will share with you the Trek Ready Tips she has learnt over many years out on the trails and climbing mountains all over the world:
endurance
how to build fitness and gain mobility for hiking
how to choose the best footwear
footcare
hydration
her top gear choices and why
how to pack your daypack and more...
plus she shares her top iconic treks both in Australia and abroad if you are looking for inspiration for your next adventure!

You can find out more about Trek Coach, sign up for the latest trips and tips, and receive your free Hiking E-Guide at
https://trekcoach.com.au/newsletter/

You can also follow Trek Coach on Facebook and Instagram.

Where /Time:
7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past the Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:
$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 11 Dec

Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197

https://www.meetup.com/Your-Boots-are-made-for-Hiking-Meetup/events/256688454/

Please bear in mind our PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY philosophy. We are not a formal organisation or association and take no responsibility for any mishaps that may occur as a result of our activities

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Larapinta Trek presentation - one of the top 20 treks in the world

Debbie, Carolyn and Michelle hiked 14 days on this spectacular 223km trail carrying all their gear.

Come along and hear about their fantastic journey on this trail and all about the planning - what gear to take, organising food drops etc.

Larapinta trail is situated in Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park, in the red centre of Australia, it runs from Alice Springs (eastern end) to Mount Sonder (western end).

The trail is divided into 12 sections and can be walked in either direction. Each section can be done in one day, but many people choose to take a few days longer as there are so many highlights.

The trail includes some of the world's most ancient metamorphic and igneous rock and nearly 600 species of rare flora.

There are links to other walking tracks in the West MacDonnell National Park, so you can take side trips to explore further.

Each section has vehicle access, some 4WD only, providing many options for supported walkers, or joining and leaving the trail.

Where /Time:
7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past the Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:
$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

RSVP:

https://www.meetup.com/Your-Boots-are-made-for-Hiking-Meetup/events/254549762/

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 9 Oct.

Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197

Please bear in mind our PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY philosophy. We are not a formal organisation or association and take no responsibility for any mishaps that may occur as a result of our activities

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Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Self Guided Walking in Tuscany and Umbria - Northern Italy

Marianne will talk about her recent walking trip in northern Italy, where she walked a total of 107km in Tuscany and Umbria. These were self-guided walks supported by MacsAdventure.
She will highlight the glorious Italian countryside and picturesque hill-top medieval villages that have retained their original 16th and 17th century architecture and ambience.
From Florence to Assisi - share her adventure.

Where /Time:
7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past the Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:
$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 10 July.
Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197
 

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Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Trekking in Sarawak, East Malaysia, Borneo

Jet will present on his recent trek in Sarawak, East Malaysia, Borneo. He stayed in the capital Kuching in close proximity to the well signed walking tracks to the extinct volcano on Mt Santubong National Park with Macaque & Proboscis monkeys and beared pigs.

Where /Time: 
'Your Boots are made for Hiking'
7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim
https://www.meetup.com/Your-Boots-are-made-for-Hiking-Meetup/
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Drive past the  Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club
Cost: 
$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs
Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  8 May

Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Kumano Kodo Trail - network of Pilgrimage routes - Japan

Konnichiwa

From tatami mats, yukatas, onsens, traditional Japanese cuisine and culture, join Craig and Cass as they share their amazing experience hiking the Kumona Koda trail on the Kii Peninsula in Japan.

Kumano Kodo is a network of pilgrimage routes, walked for centuries by Japanese people from all levels of society. They provide access to the Kumano region, a pristine land of river, waterfall, mountain and forest. It has been sacred since prehistoric times, and is widely regarded as an origin of Japanese culture and spirituality.

Where /Time: 
7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.
Drive past the  Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club
Cost: 
$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs
Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  8 May

Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

European Peace Walk - hike 500kms through 6 countries

Hiking the European Peace Walk you will hike 500kms crossing borders through 6 beautiful European countries commencing at Sopron in Austria and travelling through Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia and finishing at Trieste, Italy.

The European Peace Walk was started 100 years after the beginning of World War I as a way to celebrate the current European culture of peace and honor the past war-torn history. The walk hopes to bring awareness about the importance of peace.

The European Peace Walk is a time for people to share and celebrate their differences and have conversations about peace and creating a global community

Cathy, and Sally who recently completed the walk will talk about how to register, book accommodation, what to pack and about the beautiful scenery etc

Where /Time: 

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past the  Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:

$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  13 March.

Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

LARES TREK, PERU, SOUTH AMERICA WITH SPIRIT OF PERU

Inspired by her recent trip taking a group to Peru, Karen Tetther from 'Spirit o Peru'  is excited to share her experiences and adventures with you.  In particular Karen will be chatting about the Lares Trek, a lesser known trek which combines amazing mountain scenery with glacial lagoons.  What makes this hike unique is the direct connection with the traditional 

Andean people who enjoy sharing their lifestyle and culture. 

Travelling with local guides through Andes made this a very magical experience, and also participating in a traditional 'Pachamama Ceremony'  with an authentic Shaman was an unforgetable moment.  Exploring hidden places off the beaten track was also one of the advantage of travelling with a local.

So mark the date in your diary Tuesday 13th February and come along for a fun night with slide show etc included!

Where /Time: 

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past the  Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:

$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  13 February.

Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

HIKING IN OUR OWN BACKYARD - MAPLETON NATIONAL PARK & MAPLETON FOREST

We have so many great hiking areas on the Sunshine Coast and Mapleton National Park & Mapleton Forest are so close to the coast with some hiking trails that will get your heart rate up whilst enjoying fantastic scenery.

Jan will present on day hikes on the trails of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk and shorter day hikes in the area.

Sue who volunteers at Mary Cairncross will share her knowledge on the history of the reserve and discuss the flora and fauna you may find there and the educational activities. You may even want to become a Volunteer.

Hear about:

• Baroon Pocket to Kondalilla Falls

• Mapleton Falls to Flaxton Walkers Camp via Baxter Falls

• Wompoo Circuit to Mapleton Day Use Area

• Kureelpa Falls

• Gheerula Flls

• Maleny Trail

and many more interesting trails

Where /Time: 

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past the  Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:

$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  14 November.

Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

TREK MT KILIMANJARO FOR A CAUSE INFORMATION SESSION

Nathan Taiaroa from Adventure Out Loud will speak about his time living, volunteering and now guiding in East Africa (including guiding on Mt Kilimanjaro).

He will provide an insight into how his adventure company is helping travellers give back while they explore in disadvantaged communities.  

Nathan will outline details of:

  • Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro for a cause (highest freestanding mountain in the world)
  • Visiting School of St Jude
  • Safari through the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire or Manyara National Parks

Where /Time: 

'Your Boots Are Made For Hiking'

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past theHeadland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:

$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  10 October.

Jan (TrekkingJan) 0408 307 197

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

WORLD EXPEDITIONS INFORMATION NIGHT

Pam from World Expeditions will present on some of the incredible treks in Australia and all over the world where after the presentation you will have an opportunity to discuss any trek you may be interested in checking out.

Discover exciting new destinations, uncover hidden gems and get all your questions answered on the night.

World Expeditions started in 1975, they laced up their hiking boots and hit the Himalayan trails with their first group of trekkers to Nepal.

Today, World Expedition itineraries span every continent, offering a range of authentic adventures from multi-day treks and cultural journeys to cycle journeys and mountaineering expeditions.

Where /Time: 

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past theHeadland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:

$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  12 September.

Jan (TrekkingJan)[masked]

Please bear in mind our PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY philosophy. We are not a formal organisation or association and take no responsibility for any mishaps that may occur as a result of our activities

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Survival Skills in the Bush

This a great opportunity to hear Rick Petersen, former SAS soldier present on survival in the bush.  I went to a presentation recently at the library and all Sunshine Coast library events booked out weeks in advance. 

This is something all bushwalkers, campers, mountain bike riders etc  should learn.

Rick will cover the following and many more - there will also be some practical demonstrations

Water:  Where to find it, filtering and sterilisation techniques 

Shelter:   Creating an emergency shelter if required, natural and man made 

First Aid: Broken leg, snake bites etc

Survival Kit / First Aid Kit - Contents and its practicality

Fire:   The importance and multiple ways in which to achieve fire apart from lighter or matches

Food:   Where it is, as a priority? foraging for edible flora species 

Fears: Learn about the psychology behind controlling fears and emotions in high stress situations. 

Rescue: Finding your way back to civilisation or having rescue find you, and signals that you can use to assist in finding you when lost.  

Where /Time: 

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past theHeadland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:

$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  9  May.

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Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Otago Rail Trail & Hike Milford Track presentation

Join Cass and Craig as they share their journey through New Zealand's most famous Great Walk, Milford Track, a four day hike over the Alps and through untouched temperate rainforest. Fiordland contain a magical ecosystem of gnarled beech trees, dripping with moisture, their trunks shaggy with delicate mosses and tiny ferns.

They will also share their cycling country adventure on the scenic Central Otago Rail Trail, New Zealand's original rail trail. Four days of easy grade cycling through a landscape that alternates from mountainous terrain, river gorges and high country sheep stations with true local hospitality.

Where /Time:

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

 

 

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Information Night - Three Capes Hike - Tasmania

You, a pack, and 46 kilometres of cliff-hugging wilderness in Australia's far south-east. The next stop is Antarctica.

Tasmania's Three Capes Track multi-day hike over 4 days is not about getting from point A to point B. It’s about the journey. Few places on Earth remain that feel so remote, so raw, so removed from the ordinary.

Three Capes track was only opened in December 2015 and already 5,000 people have hiked it.

It is a great hike if you want to get into multi-day hiking and carrying your pack.

Deb and Jan will take you on their journey of this breathtaking multi-day hike which is suited for a broad range of ages and abilities. Sitting out on the edge overlooking sea cliffs, beautiful wildflowers and hiking in magical cloud forest.

We will bring along our packs and show you how we packed them for four days of food, eating utensils, clothing, sleeping bag etc

Where /Time - 7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past the Headland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost - $2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

RSVP - https://www.meetup.com/Your-Boots-are-made-for-Hiking-Meetup/

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday  14 February.

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Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Map Reading and Compass Skills

Map Reading skills and using a compass

Stuart from Sunshine Orienteers Club who has been rogaining and orienteering for 30 years and has hiked the Western Arthurs twice, the Eastern Arthurs and The South Coast Track all in Tassie will take us through Map Reading Skills and how to use a Compass.

This presentation would also be suited to those who mountain bike, run or anybody who needs to use a map for outdoor adventures as well as hikers.

Some of the areas he will cover:

•  Contours

• Legend

• Scale

• Magnetic variation

• Route plan

• Using a compass

If you have your own compass bring it along

Where /Time:

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. On the right past the Headland Bowls Club and on the same road to the rubbish tip.

Cost:

$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 14 June.

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

100km WW1 hike – 4 x 25km hikes! – Your physical and mental challenge for 2016

RSVP - http://www.meetup.com/Your-Boots-are-made-for-Hiking-Meetup/

The Event

Bruce from Executive Excellence Events in Brisbane will talk about the upcoming 100km WW1 hiking challenge. - 4 sections - relay teams or individual.

Hear about how this iconic Queensland event is a walking journey of remembrance in group formation where mates will be tested side by side both physically and emotionally in this challenging 100 km trek through rugged terrain – it is not a race, but an experience.

Participants will carry a commemorative brick engraved with the name of one of the 6967 WW1 fallen soldiers who called Queensland home.

Members experience

CJ who completed the challenge last year will present her preparation tips leading up to and on the day of the hike.

You will hear all about the importance of training, good nutrition, equipment needed, support team, footcare & how to fundraise.

At the end of this presentation I am sure some of us will be eager to make up a team for the next challenge

Where /Time:

7pm - Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Drive past theHeadland Bowls Club and a short distance up the road on the right is the Croquet Club.

Cost:

$2 contribution per person will be collected at the beginning of the meeting to help cover registration on the Meetup website and sundry costs

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 24 May

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