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#31 Boss Meri

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 04:49 PM

Comments from Trek for Tom - trek 366:

I highly recommend KTL for anyone considering engaging a trekking company for the Kokoda.  Gail, Russell and her crew offer a very professional service and our walk went as smooth as clockwork.  The trek leader was superb (thanks John!), and the porters (thanks Bill!) are a fantastic bunch who are dedicated to making the trip fun, but also ensuring everyone makes it home safely.  However, what most impressed me was the obvious commitment KTL has to the local Kokoda communities.  If you think it is important that a portion of your trek fees stays in the country and helps Papua New Guineans, then go with KTL! Good luck Gail and Russell and the rest of the KTL gang. Thank You, Gail, Russell and the KTL Gang

Michael Anderson    
Trek 366

I had a fantastic time - the days were always hard but the nights were great - the porters kept us going and were great company.  Your staff wre always happy to answer questions and were very knowledgeable about the areas and the people.

Personally I was very happy to both complete and experience KOKODA.

Thanks Gail, John and Russell

Jim Ferguson,
Trek 366

Photograph: Michael Anderson (Left) and Jim Ferguson (Right) relaxing at Owers' Corner at the end of their trek:

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 04:57 PM

Hello Everyone! Well it is good to be finally home again after an eventful 2 1/2 weeks away. The KTL Kokoda experience is one I will never forget and I am sure the rest of the group would agree.

I will be forever grateful for the care and consideration displayed to us by our incredible hosts the KTL boys. Nothing was ever a trouble for them and ESP seemed to be an inbuilt trait (no sooner had I thought my water bottle is getting low than one of the boys would appear and race off to disappear up a barely accessible creek line and refill it...Thankyou!).

I know I would have fallen on my head several times if it hadn't been for the steady hand of Freddy Yauga (musician/singer/porter extroadinaire - who also had to put up with my terrible off key singing and made up lyrics). Thankyou for not laughing too loud at Sammy's and my singing...... and yes ACDC, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi and Freddy all sing much better than trek 362B put together.

Our singing left a bit to be desired, but the enthusiasm was contagious and Old Macadonald Farm got more than one workout throughout the week, I will never think of that song in the same light again, especially now that the farm has a snake on it....LOL

Freddy's Kokoda song was (and is) a phenominal song and the KTL song will be stuck on rerun in my head for some time to come also (the cadets at our camp were at little confused about me singing about ukelele's in the bush at Singleton..)

I would like to give a huge thank you to Paul ESIKO and David CLARK EMBO for showing more consideration towards my friend Jim than anyone I have ever known. I have known Jim for about 17 years and those two showed more compassion and provided more help to him after having known him for only a few hours than anyone here could have. I doubt very much if Jim would have gone the whole trek if it wasn't for Paul and David's quiet confidence and encouragement at those points when he needed it most. THANKYOU.

There are so many more moments on the trek I could talk about but I will save those in my memories and talk the ears off of anyone willing to listen here at home.

Thankyou for a wonderful experience and I hope to see you on the next trek!

Kim Duckworth biggrin.gif
Trek 362 B

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