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Wild Pedder November 2017 Newsletter. Photo: Jordan Davis Photography

The 2017/18 season is on our door step and Lou and Cody have been busy indeed, including being announced as finalists for the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Awards, shaving their upper lips in preparation for Movember, and undertaking an adventure like no other taking the 'dis' out of disability with their good mate Luke 'Oggy' Ogden.

Read on for more!

Tasmanian Tourism Awards Finalists!!

Lou and Cody are wrapped to be announced as finalists within the New Tourism Business category for the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism awards. Tourism in Tassie is growing from strength to strength and they are proud to be included in a group of finalists of the highest quality tourism products.

Watch this space as the lads will be donning their suits on November 10!

Photo: Cody McCracken

The Inaugural Ability Expedition

On a wild & woolly day late in October Lou & Cody ventured with their mate Luke 'Oggy' Ogden to Mount Field National Park for the first Ability Expedition.

Cody, Luke 'Oggy' Ogden and Lou with the Trail Rider. Photo: Jordan Davis Photography

Oggy has a rare degenerative condition named Ataxia Telangtiectasia (or AT) which limits his mobility, but certainly does not limit his sense of adventure.

Cody and Luke have been friends since meeting at high school in Williamstown, Victoria, and have shared many adventures over the years from sea kayaking to abseiling and everything in between.

Oggy's most recent visit to Tasmania coincided with the purchase of a new piece of equipment by the Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmania, Mount Field office called the Trail Rider. The Trail Rider is a cross between a rick-shaw and a wheelbarrow with the rider's weight supported by one wheel whilst two, three or more people help by pushing and pulling at the front and the back. It is a fantastic piece of equipment which enables more people to access the wild places around us, and the experiences to be had within.

With Oggy in town, and PWS looking to test the Trail Rider it was the perfect opportunity to go an adventure like never before!

Check out the photos below, and watch this space as there are some very exciting ideas floating around, as all adventures seem to create!

To hear Lou & Cody talking to local ABC Radio about the Trail Rider click here.

For more info on the Trail Rider click here.

Looking for some adventure inspiration? Check out Oggy's Facebook page - Pushing A.T. to the Extreme.

Photo: Jordan Davis Photography

A selection of the testing conditions! Snow, boulder fields and flowing streams! Photos: Jordan Davis Photography

Lou & Cody sign up for Movember!

In aid of a very good cause, that is raising awareness of men's health issues (and also for the opportunity to grow mos), Lou and Cody have signed up for Movember.

Life has certainly thrown a few challenges at Lou and Cody, and to have the ability to promote men's health issues and to raise a few dollars along the way is a great privilege for them.

Please click through to the Wild Pedder Movember page, and support men's health by making a donation!

Photo: Chris Crerar (edited by Wild Pedder!)

The Season Ahead

We currently have a number of places available for the Pedder Experience through out the upcoming season. We offer four days of diverse bushwalking and sea kayaking within the wonderment of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, all complimented with the comforts of the Pedder Wilderness Lodge every evening.

We would certainly love to share with you the adventure, challenge and the rewards of being out amongst the beautiful wilderness that is Southwest Tasmania.

Take a look at the dates below to see if any work for you, and if you have any questions please feel free to call Lou and Cody on 0456 869 092 or flick us an email at hello@wildpedder.com.au.

December 11 - 8 places remaining

December 27 - 4 places remaining

January 19 - 8 places remaining

February 9 - 6 places remaining

March 2 - 8 places remaining

March 31 (Easter) - 3 places remaining

April 13 - 8 places remaining

April 26 - 8 places remaining

Photo: Chris Crerar

Thanks everyone! Keep up the adventures! - Lou & Cody.

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