158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby weetbix456 » Wed 27 Apr, 2022 8:34 am

Yea he’s doing *&%$#! brilliant!! A crazy run of clear weather out west this summer has no doubt helped a little, but mannn that’s one heck of a grind so far. I think it’s easy to focus on the physical challenge, but I’m personally more impressed with the mental stamina. Spending that much time alone in remote places, putting in very long and tiresome days back to back is an example of huge emotional resilience.

As far as I’m aware, he had hoped to go in along the range return sometime around now (maybe on this Fed Peak trip) but didn’t get approval (fair enough) from PWS. The plan for reopening was stated as late autumn, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that gets pushed back later. Would be a rough blow to not quite get the full 158 in his planned timeframe after such a haul..but I think we can see by now that it’s not by inability! The track will reopen when it’s ready I guess..I think respecting this until PWS has dealt with the potential root rot impact is super important for all aspiring Abelists. The mountains aren’t going anwhere anytime soon :)
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby lefroy » Mon 02 May, 2022 10:00 pm

Bobs much???
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby tas-man » Sat 28 May, 2022 10:35 pm

Bumped into Lewi at Arm River as he was about to head into the Ossa area.
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby north-north-west » Sun 29 May, 2022 7:51 am

He and a mate came down from Twin Spires when I was last at Chapter. It's the fifth time I've seen the vehicle and trailer around the place.
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby Rexyviney36 » Tue 31 May, 2022 3:26 pm

Day 158 event link:

https://fb.me/e/4S3oGjtvK
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby bumpingbill » Wed 08 Jun, 2022 12:47 pm

Seems like nothing can stop him now. He's going to do it! Phenomenal effort.

If anyone heads along on Friday, love to see some photos.

It's been a very interesting/entertaining few months watching him on Instagram. Getting COVID at the last minute was a spanner in the works, but didn't seem to slow him down too much.

Well done!
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby Overlandman » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 6:54 pm

From ABC news

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-10/ ... /101141824

Congratulations Lewis.
Well done :D
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby bumpingbill » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 7:22 pm

So amazing. Well done lewi. Congratulations!!!!
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby bumpingbill » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 7:24 pm

Also just thinking about the amazing physical and mental effort that went into this.

Love to hear a long discussion about the logistics and planning that went into such an endeavour.
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby lefroy » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 7:47 pm

Full props bud, a stellar effort. I'll never whinge about having sore legs ever again.
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby Tortoise » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 5:14 pm

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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby lefroy » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 6:42 pm

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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby Tortoise » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 6:52 pm

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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby biggbird » Sun 12 Jun, 2022 1:14 am

Did you delete your own posts Tortoise?
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby Tortoise » Sun 12 Jun, 2022 9:03 am

biggbird wrote:Did you delete your own posts Tortoise?

I did, biggbird. I thought I had all the information, but it turns out I didn't. Apologies to Lewi. It's not for public discussion at this point. The best option I could come up with at the moment was to delete my posts.
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Re: 158 challenge - all the Abels in 158 days

Postby milk-crate » Sun 12 Jun, 2022 11:36 pm

Did he get up The Needles? I thought it was closed off at the moment.
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