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.
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
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.
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