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Desert Walker

Outback Adventures with Denis Bartell

Author: Denis Bartell  

In his book DESERT WALKER, Denis Bartell, recipient of the Order of Australia and The Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year Gold Medallion 1994, relives many of his adventures into the outback of Australia. Tag along with him as he walks, boats, four- wheel drives and rides camels though some of the harshest terrain in the world. "The stuff legends are made of" Overlander Magazine December 1977 "Australia's most respected outback adventurer" Overlander Magazine May 1983 "Dick Smith landed his helicopter and climbed out to meet the adventurer he had been seeking." Australian Geographic June 1986 "A contemporary Australian explorer and one of the quintessential characters of Australia's inland." The Australian November 1994

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In his book DESERT WALKER, Denis Bartell, recipient of the Order of Australia and The Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year Gold Medallion 1994, relives many of his adventures into the outback of Australia. Tag along with him as he walks, boats, four- wheel drives and rides camels though some of the harshest terrain in the world. "The stuff legends are made of" Overlander Magazine December 1977 "Australia's most respected outback adventurer" Overlander Magazine May 1983 "Dick Smith landed his helicopter and climbed out to meet the adventurer he had been seeking." Australian Geographic June 1986 "A contemporary Australian explorer and one of the quintessential characters of Australia's inland." The Australian November 1994

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Contemporary Australian explorer. One of the quintessential characters of Australia's inland. Australian adventurer. Outback legend. That's how the press describe Denis Bartell. Self-employed from an early age, his varied careers took him all over Australia, working on the land as windmill expert, irrigation and farm machinery salesman, agricultural and poultry farmer, hovercraft manufacturer, jade miner, gold prospector, shark fisherman, tourism operator, author and historian. He has traversed the Australian continent on foot, in 4WD drive vehicles and a solar car, boated down mighty rivers, canoed the flood waters of the Cooper Creek, and ridden camels, walked or navigated almost every square kilometre of the Simpson Desert. Aged 53, Denis took a five-and-a-half month solo walk across Australia north to south passing through the centre of the Simpson Desert. In one section he covered 450 kilometres cross country ie. no roads, no tracks, just a compass to guide him. The greatest distance between towns, a beer or an icecream was a massive 1450 kilometres, a journey of true isolation.Already a recipient of the Australian Government's Order of Australia Medal, in 1994 he was again honoured, this time with the Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year Gold Medallion.

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Publisher
Publicious Pty Ltd | Douglas Bartlett
Published
3rd April 2012
Pages
428
ISBN
9780987281029

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