K12s At Goldie, Ready For Final Ascent

Imita Ridge

Imita Ridge

Bernie called on Friday night to advise that the trekkers were all well in camp at the Goldie.

They had a really nice day, with the porters continuing to sing every time the group stops…and yes, the K12s now know all the words, so expect to be serenaded with some pidgin English tunes upon their return.

They climbed Imita Ridge, the last of the big ridges – Ben decided to carry his porter’s big pack up and over Imita, which is quite an impressive effort.

They crossed the Goldie and had a nice wash, with the trekkers washing their stinky shirts. Thanks to the nice sunny weather, they were able to dry them out as well. They got into camp in the early afternoon, and had a nice evening sitting around and debriefing – Julie read a poem and Lindsay made a speech while they watched the porters gather a massive 3m high stack of wood for a bonfire. They were having a few quiet whiskeys around the fire and looking forward to getting up early this morning for the climb up to Ower’s Corner. They anticipated getting to Ower’s by 7.30am, so are likely now at or en route to Bomana War Cemetery.

Goldie River

Goldie River

By this afternoon, they’ll be at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby, no doubt enjoying some hot showers, clean clothes and SP beers.

Claire

Please note:  Since writing this blog story, I have now heard by midday today they were a the Gateway Hotel enjoying coffees and hot chips, just like any normal Saturday walk!

6 Responses to K12s At Goldie, Ready For Final Ascent

  • Fabulous news ! Sounds like a great last evening. No doubt you are all reminiscing already, cant wait to hear about it and see you all Sunday evening.
    Well done Ben , great effort on Imita. So proud of you, young man , love Mum x

  • Well done guys.
    Am very proud of your efforts Ben.
    Dad. ;)

  • Awesome news guys! Well done! PS The crows are giving the Hawks a run for thier money! Katie, James and omar

  • Looking forward to hearing all the stories,congratulations to the crew you must be very proud ,great work xx roll on sunday love and miss you peterxxx

  • The trekkers flying home today are currently facing an indefinite delay in Port Moresby ( not enough people turned up for work – ahh PNG!) Will advise if ultimate arrival time is affected. Claire

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