Navigator - Australian Alps - April 2018 | Outward Bound Australia
April 16, 2018 3:22PM

Navigator – Australian Alps – April 2018

12 days

28 adventurers

4 instructors

Let’s GO!!

Welcome all to the Navigator – Australian Alps blog for these April holidays. We are super excited to have two teams of 14 young adventurers set to go on their 12 day challenge through the spectacular Namadgi National Park. Everyone is settling in and getting to know each other. Stay tuned for more news during the week. Whilst we may have a lag in photos flown in via kookaburra we’ll try and get some stories out to you daily. Stay tuned for more great stories of team work, participants overcoming lots of challenges and fun times!

Day 1

A huge shout out to the 28 young people heading out on this big expedition. At the welcome ceremony the 28 participants were divided up into two teams and they had an afternoon of getting to know their new team members. Team 1 have the fabulous Bec and Luka as their instructors and Team 2 have Gresh and Chelsea as their instructors. One team started with the high ropes challenge course whilst the other team settled into some team building challenges to help them tackle the high ropes challenge course tomorrow.

Day 2

SO it’s been a big day for both teams with members showing their courage and bravery on the challenge ropes course. Both teams soared to great heights and showing some good support and camaraderie for each other. They’ve headed out towards Brayfield Hut in the buses this afternoon to begin their long journey homewards. They will be learning to navigate through some beautiful sub alpine terrain and having a go at being leaders at different points. Keep giving them a shout out so that they can see your comments in the post below.

Day 3

Yesterday the bus wound up into the mountains south of National Base to drop off the two teams for their expedition home. They began to understand the journey ahead as they passed many mountains!

The instructors spent some time with all the team members giving them their first lessons in navigation. Today they will put these new skills into practice. With packs on the teams headed off on their own independent journeys. Each team will plan a route and take turns in being the leaders.

We probably won’t get photos for a few days but will hopefully be able to get some stories of their first hike tomorrow. Stay tuned!!

Day 4

Teams have headed today to the beautiful Yankee Hat area. Yankee Hat is a small dome shaped mountain which has Indigenous rock art at the bottom. Both teams have started to place different individuals as leaders of the day. They have reported that there challenges mostly since starting hiking is getting used to hiking with packs and waking up early!

The highlights have been the serenity through the areas they’ve walked , stars at night time, amazing views and being in an amazing place away from the normal life style. Team members are showing good support for each other. 

We’ll upload the photos from their photos in the the next 24hrs as we are able to pick them up.

24 comments for "Navigator – Australian Alps – April 2018"

April 20, 2018 11:30AM

Happy adventuring Dean! We look forward to reading more on the blog and hearing all about it from you next week. Have yourself lots of fun! Mardi and Michael

bill & judy crain
April 19, 2018 7:30PM

what a great adventure…enjoy every challenge..

Christine Trost
April 19, 2018 6:55PM

Hi Jackson,
Hope you are enjoying every opportunity and making memories. Can’t wait to see what photos you bring home!
Love Mum and Dad

Richard Yates
April 19, 2018 6:21PM

Hey Ben, sounds like fun, I hope the weather is being kind to you all.

Sally and Wayne Powell
April 19, 2018 6:06PM

Sounds like all participants are having a good time. Love the blog.
For Jed, keep enjoying yourself and create wonderful memories and friends.
Love you. Mum & dad.

Alex Robertson
April 19, 2018 4:59PM

Yeah Livy!!!!! Hope your having fun and that everyone is having a great time 😀

April 19, 2018 4:44PM

Hi mitch, we hope you are enjoying the views , enjoying the photos and reports coming through.

Nicole Ison
April 19, 2018 8:32AM

Hi Pat, it sounds daunting heading off on that walk. I hope the first days are going well and your seeing some beautiful places and enjoying good company. Georgie is constantly looking out the window waiting for you to return. See you soon xxx mum Good luck on the walk Pat love Ruby xx

Les Adams
April 19, 2018 6:58AM

Looks great Pat. Enjoy your time.
Gran & Woolgie

Ashley Bartrim
April 18, 2018 11:42PM

Sam, hope you’re having a blast like I did. I’m pretty sure that Chelsea was my instructor,except that she twisted her ankle halfway so that would be funny if you had her.
Make plenty of memories and keep dreaming of that nice hot shower at the end! Good luck!

Trish Simpson
April 18, 2018 6:02PM

Hi Granddaughter Laura, Bob and I are excited for you. We know you’ll love the two weeks away on Outward Bound. Ropes to start how good is that!!! We are watching all the updates. Enjoy!!!

Trish Simpson
April 18, 2018 5:52PM

Hi Laura, I am very proud of you even before u started. Enjoy every minute. We will be watching every day.

April 18, 2018 5:14PM

Hi Finn, we keep thinking about you and are so excited about the adventure you are having. I love to see the pictures.
Lots of love Mum xx

April 18, 2018 3:55PM

Hey Ethan what an adventure your having. It’s great to get the updates of your experiences. Missing your smiling face. Hope your having lots of fun. Mum and dad

April 18, 2018 2:05PM

Looks like heaps of fun, thanks for the updates, is it sad that I check multiple times a day?

April 18, 2018 12:57PM

Looks like everyone’s having a great time. Thanks for the updates, is it sad I’m checking multiple times a day??

Mel Mustapic
April 18, 2018 12:55PM

Hey Tee (Tara)
Great to see the pics coming through, it looks fun !!
Looking forward to seeing more of your adventures ! Nan says Hi 🙂
Love Mum xx

Jessie Sharp
April 18, 2018 11:52AM

Hi Tom and Liv! Hope you two are having fun I’m sure that you’re both enjoying it, best of luck and make the most of it! Xxx

Les Adams
April 18, 2018 7:57AM

Hi pat hope you are enjoying your time. Following with interest. Love Gran & Woolgie

Debbie Gibson
April 18, 2018 7:56AM

Looks like you are all having a great time. Shout out to Sam!! Have fun bud!

Jacob adams
April 17, 2018 10:46PM

Looks ng good Patrick Adams

Nicole Ison
April 17, 2018 7:20PM

Hi Pat, the pics of the ropes look cool. Hope you are going well. We look forward to seeing the updates Each day. Hope your walk goes well. Love Mum and Ruby

April 17, 2018 4:33PM

Looks like you guys are having an awesome time! Enjoy the walk in the mountains on your way back to base :o)

Jenny Delahenty
April 17, 2018 4:17PM

Thanks for the blog and fantastic photos of your adventures. Shout out to Livi Del! Keep smiling! Looks like you are having a blast. Xxxx Delahenty’s


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