Trio take on trek challenge: Team in training to restore environment

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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  • Endurance: Wentworth man Stan Woods, 66, and daughter Marita Pearson, 36, at Wentworth’s Perry Sandhills in training for the 2013 WildEndurance Blue Mountains trek event.

WENTWORTH resident Stan Woods will embark on an endurance-testing trek in the Blue Mountains this May to aid the protection and restoration of the Australian wilderness.

Along with his daughter Marita Pearson and her friend Karina McLachlan, both of Dubbo, Mr Woods will take part in the 2013 WildEndurance event, trekking 50km to raise funds for national environmental advocacy organisation The Wilderness Society.

WildEndurance is a 36-hour, 100km trek through the world heritage wilderness of the Blue Mountains, with the shorter 50km option available for those who want to participate without completing the full course.

The event will see the trio climb mountains and cross rivers by foot all day and into the night on May 4, with the team hoping to complete the event by midnight after the event’s 8am start that day.

Doing so will see them complete their journey well inside the 21-hour time limit set for the 50km trek.

All funds raised from this year’s event will be used to help protect the inland rivers of New South Wales and the Kimberley region of Western Australia, two areas close to the rowing enthusiast’s heart.

“I’m obviously interested in the state of our inland rivers,” Mr Woods said.

“Being a rower they are important to me personally but of course all the inland rivers in New South Wales are important.

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