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Kokoda Trekkers Hall of Fame

Our Kokoda Trekking (KTL) - Hall of Fame shows all the names of our past trekkers and also up to date statistics:

We at Kokoda Trekking would like to thank past trekkers for their support and confidence in choosing us as their preferred operator. To all future trekkers, we look forward to meeting you in 2008

KOKODA TREKKING (KTL) STATISTICS:

As at the 31st December 2011, we are proud to announce that we have taken well in excess of 4000 trekkers safely across the Kokoda Trail.

Many years in a row we have taken more trekkers on the Kokoda Track than any other operator. This is indeed something we are proud of. Our Kokoda operation is PNG run and you can be assured your money employs hundreds of porters and guides from Kokoda and surrounding areas right up to Sogeri. We have invested heavily in motor vehicles; satellite radios; two way radios; Orohaven Kokoda Retreat and other equipment we feel necessary to run successful Kokoda Treks.

KOKODA CHALLENGE RACE - 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011:

In 2004 I arrived home one day to find our porters disappointed that Brian Freeman had broken the track record. They felt the record should belong on PNG soil. Russell and I discussed this and decided that in 2005 we would run a race so that the local boys could try and win back the record and their pride. John Hunt Hiviki not only broke the record, he smashed it. Last year we decided to change direction and run the race from the Ower's Corner end. Brendan Buka won the race in 17 hours 49 minutes.

Update 31st August, 2008: Once again Brendan Buka has re written the history books when he broke his old record to win the 2008 Kokoda Challenge Race in a record time of 16:34:05.

2005 - Kokoda Challenge - Track Record Kokoda to Owers' Corner - 28th August, 2005 - Winner - John Hunt Hiviki Time 22:14:01

2006 Kokoda Challenge- Track Record Owers' Corner to Kokoda on 26th August, 2006 - Winner - Brendan Buka (KTL) - Time: 17:49:17

2007 Kokoda Challenge - Track Record Owers' Corner to Kokoda on the 26th August, 2007 - Winner - Tom Hango (KTL) - Time: 19:07

2007 Kokoda Challenge - Track Record Kokoda to Owers' Corner on the 26th August, 2007 - Winner - Brendan Buka (KTL) - Time: 17:20

2008 Kokoda Challenge - Track Record Owers' Corner to Kokoda on the 30th August, 2008 - Winner - Brendan Buka (KTL) - Time: 16:34:05

2011 Kokoda Challenge - Race Winner - Owers' Corner to Kokoda on the 27th August 2011 - Brendan Buka (KTL) in a time of 17:50:33.

Placings:

1. Brendan Buka 17:50:33
2. Andrew Yauga 19:10:06
3. Horace Yauga 20:18:36
3. Moses Buka 20:18:36
5. Luana Nagas 20:34:37
6. Samson Joheri 22:40:19
7. Cyprian Aire 24:30:03
7. Aidan Bauba 24:30:03
9. Lenny Enjeka 26:40:50
10. Henson Kokeni 27:30:40
11. Matt McLaughlin 31:47:25
11. Tom Hango 31:47:25
13. Frank Ombi 32:30:20
14. Wayne Urina 33:20:41
15. Jessie Aire 34:40:50
16. Ramsi Idau 39:20:41


Kokoda Challenge Race Records:

Fastest man on the Kokoda Track/Kokoda Trail: Kokoda Trekking (KTL) porter - Brendan Buka - in both directions set in August 2007 and August 2008
Fastest Female - Nesta Gipine - set 31st August 2008 - Time 22:08:38
Fastest white man - International Competitor - Owers' Corner to Kokoda - Damon Goerke set in August 2006 in a time of 19:28
Fastest white man - International Competitor - Kokoda to Owers' Corner - Andrew (Andy) Rowan set in August 2006 in a time of 24:15


Other KTL records:

First Trekkers: 16th April, 2003 - Geoff and Daniel Trott from Melbourne
Youngest Male Trekker: Nicholas Lawson (7) - 2005
Youngest Female Trekker: Ellie Hargrave (12) - 2004
Oldest Male Trekker: Walter (aka The Fox) Kelly (81) - 2004
Oldest Female Trekker: Sybil Dwyer (74) - 2010
Youngest Papua New Guinean Trekker: Malik Suma (6 years) 2007
Trek Numbers - most trekkers - over 4000 in the past 5 + years
Bases - only company with a head office in Port Moresby and bases in Kokoda and Australia


Attention anyone who has logged onto this page through the 'Hall of Fame' area using the icon on our front page: to view the photographs mentioned below, PLEASE CLICK HERE:

Photograph A group of our hard working KTL boys seen here at Isurava. One of our older trekkers who really enjoyed her trek. The other photograph was taken just before our boys lined up for the 2011 Kokoda Challenge Race: At Kokoda Trekking each year we try and give something of importance to the community of Kokoda. 2004, we placed a Mitsubishi Canter 3 tonne truck in Kokoda, commonly known as KTL 1 which has served the community for the past three years going back and forth from Kokoda to Popondetta on a daily basis except when trekkers are in town: In 2005 we placed a 4WD Toyota Hilux in Kokoda to add another service should the need arise to pick up trekkers from Kovelo Village or areas where our truck cannot access. This vehicle also serves the Gona/Buna/Sanananda end picking up trekkers from the airport and showing them around before driving them up to Kokoda: In May 2005 we purchased an ambulance for Kokoda and surrounding areas so that anyone requiring urgent medical attention can be transported down to Popondetta. In 2006 we purchased thousands of australian dollars worth of equipment for villages along the track which included, water containers, good quality tarpaulins, cooking pots, change rooms and other items. Photograph below was taken at Ua'Ule Creek. One of our tarpaulins was used when a roof was leaking. On one of our treks, it was used for trekkers to sit on and relax in the village of Kagi: In 2007 we decided on a 3 cyclinder tractor lawnmower as a much needed piece of equipment to help keep Kokoda Station and Kokoda airstrip mowed. Finally it has arrived in Kokoda and is now hard at work trying to clean up. After we catch up, it will be used on a monthly basis to keep Kokoda clean and tidy. Our aim is to TRY and make KOKODA the most beautiful place in PNG. All our KTL boys have been asked to find and take to the Kokoda Station at least 10 plants each when they have been selected to walk on one of our treks. With this kind of help, it is hoped they can continue to grow the beauty of the station: Another addition of ours both on the track and in Kokoda this year in 2007 has been the introduction of rubbish bins. So far we have placed them as follows: Also in Menari, Efogi, Ua'Ule Creek and Owers' Corner We also purchased various items for the Kokoda Primary School including a brand new lawnmower. However, now we have our tractor we will mow their lawn for free each month: Our latest project has been the Kokoda Airport, check out our progress:

Photographs:

Pic 1: before work commenced
Pic 2: work in progress
Pic 3: trekkers now posing for photographs in front of our carved signs
Pic 4: the end result, a nice building and atmosphere now present at Kokoda airstrip
Pic 5: our New Holland tractor which now mows the airstrip to allow all track operators the chance to trek as tractors in Kokoda have all broken down. With the rainfall in Kokoda it would not take long for long grass to close the airport - hence another community project for Kokoda Trekking (KTL) Hello Gail

Congratulations to you on your wonderful unselfish nature and attitude, in supplying all these necessary items to the wonderful people who live on the famous Kokoda Track. You never cease to amaze me with your Love and Care for PNG and it's people, by willingly donating and giving so much out of your own pocket.

I know you are rewarded in your heart for what you do, but I sincerely hope that one day you are recognised and rewarded in a tangible manner for all you have done and no doubt will continue to do over the years for the people of Kokoda, Deniki, Isurava, Alola, Eora Creek, Templeton's Crossing, Myola, Kagi, Efogi, Menari, Nauro, Ioribawa and Ua-Ule Creek.

God Bless

Love

Waza Update end of trekking season 2010: In 2009 it was decided to consolidate our business interests on some land acquired in Kokoda adjacent to the Kokoda Airstrip. This area has been developed a project at a time and is coming along quite nicely. The initial setup was a kitchen, staff quarters and four huts. In August 2010, Lady Carol Kidu and some relatives of the Airlines of PNG plane crash opened our developed which we have called, Orohaven Kokoda Retreat. Oro for the 'Oro Province of PNG' and 'Haven' as we sincerely hope when you stay with us, you will think of it as a haven after roughing it on the track. With hot showers on offer, running water to wash your gear, flushing toilets, wood fired pizza oven, cold cold beer and a bar, you will feel you have finished your trek in style before flying out of Kokoda and heading for home.

In July we were approached by a family who lost their daughter in the plane crash for an area where they could put a plaque in Kokoda in honour of the beloved daughter. We thought hard and then started to build two stone walls. One side was set aside for relatives to place their plaques, the other wall is work in progress as we hope to one day have some plaques in relation to the fuzzy wuzzy angels participation in the war. We also encourage any of our trekkers to bring with them a plaque in honour of their loved ones and we will find a space for it on our wall.

This was also a very sad time for Kokoda Trekking as Russell and John Eroro lost their brother Kingsley in the same accident and a plaque was also placed on this wall as our contribution to his memory. Both John and Russell were on hand along with several of our boys who sang the PNG National Anthem before raising both flags representing PNG and Australia. In July we also commenced building an outdoor bar area at Kokoda for guests and local people of Kokoda. This bar has turned out to be a really popular place for locals in Kokoda so in the new year we are planning on opening another area on the block to cater for them when guests wish to retire for the night and the general popular wish to keep partying.

The new area will be built away from the area where we present accommodation for guests but in the meantime the population of Kokoda are enjoying somewhere to sit and drink a cold beer instead of under a tree. They are now starting to buy their beers cold in smaller lots rather then the previous trend being cartons of warm beer. Sitting listening to music at a table talking and mixing with their friends is catching on so we are pleased once again to be putting something back to Kokoda.

Rusty not known to knock back a beer is also enjoying our 'Wantok' own bar. We chose the name 'Wantok Tavern' as the word means 'one language'. As my wantok's the Australian's and his wantok's, the PNG National's are guests it was a popular name choice to call the bar. In 2011, with rents skyrocketing in Port Moresby due to the economic growth of 'Mining' and the new 'Gas' project, we decided to build a place where we could operate from.

We ended up renovating an old boy house (domestic quarters). We now have an office, grounds to park our vehicles and a large two bedroom home.

It still has a few things that need attention but is ready to operate come the 2012 trekking season.

What will 2012 bring, well we will just have to wait and see what we come up with.

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Total number of treks: 753

Optional Sananada, Buna, Gona Extension

Date: 1 October 2011 - 3 October 2011

On the 1st October you will be flown into Popondetta where you will be met by our staff, Garni Bore, Dominic Beaga and Clement Harike. You will then leave Guria (Popondetta airport) and will be driven to Gona. From Gona you will travel by boat to Sanananda where you will overnight in a hut next to the ocean.

Our staff will show you all the hictorical locations in this area. The following day you will walk from Sanananda to Buna and later that same day be picked up by boat back Gona where a vehicle will meet you and drive you up to Kokoda later that day. In Kokoda you will overnight at Orohaven Kokoda Retreat before commencing your walk on the Kokoda Track on the 3rd October.


PNG Local Led

List of Trekkers

1. Jason Cooke - Paid in Full 13/09/2011
2. John Liburti - Paid in Full 23/08/2011

Cost : $990.00 AUD

Additional
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Jason Cook + Requires a Backpack

Jason Cooke Flight Details
Arrival : 30th September, QF349, 1600, 4:00PM


The trekking costs include :

* Accommodation, Sanananda
* PNG Local Guide
* Village fees
* Food while on extension
* Road and internal flight transfers
* Porters
* Liability Insurance ($20 Million)

Whats not included:

* Personal Travel Insurance. - Must cover emergency airlift of the Kokoda Trail. Visit 1Cover for a quote by clicking here.
* Personal First Aid kit and other personal items your may require.
* Medication - ie. Malaria tablets.
* Any additional nights accommodation that may be required.
* Extra money to be used while on the extension
* Any food or snacks that you want in addition to food supplied for breakfast, lunch and dinner
* Soft drinks, snacks, and alcholic beverages while on the extension
AUSTRALIAN Guided Trek Ower's to Kokoda

Date: 24 September 2011 - 1 October 2011

Australian guided trek commencing at Ower's Corner on the 24th September and finishing in Kokoda on the 30th September where you will be our guests at 'Orohaven Kokoda Retreat'. The following day, 1st October you will fly back to Port Moresby on board a DASH 8 - Trek : 703 - Guide Shane Thomas

ALL ACCOMMODATION IS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE.

List of Trekkers:

1. Shane Thomas + Requires a porter - Clement Harika
2. Malcolm Bam - Paid in Full 20/07/2011

3. Danny Houston - Paid in Full 28/08/2011
4. Olivia Basil + Requires a porter - Garni Bore - Paid in Full 16/09/2011
5. Claire Arnold + Requires a porter - Duggie Eroro - Paid in Full 15/08/2011
6. Michael Adams + Requires a porter - Tom Hango - Paid in Full 29/08/2011
7. Steven Scott + Requires a porter - Ramsi Idau - Paid in Full 11/09/2011
8. Anna Barnes + Requires a porter - Moses Buka - Paid in Full 15/08/2011
9. Simon Harvey - Paid in Full 18/08/2011

FP: Lenny Enjeka; Grayford Enjeka; Newman Enoge; Joshua Erepa and Garry

Additional
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Steven Scott + Requires Tent & Backpack

Anna Barnes & Simon Harvey + Requires accommodation at Sogeri for the 1st October 1 room each - Pay on Arrival

Steve Scott & Michael Adams Flight Details
Arrival : Flight DJ191, 23rd Sept, 1:15pm
Departure : Flight DJ190, 2nd Oct, 5pm

Malcolm Bam Flight Details
Arrival : PX 9, Friday 23 September 2011, 05:05

Claire Arnold Flight Details
Arrival : CG0201, Fri 23Sep 11, 1:15
Departure : CG 0200, Sun 02Oct 11, 14:00

Anna Barnes & Simon Harvey Flight Details
Arrival : Flight CG 0201, Friday 23rd September, 1:15
Departure : Flight CG 0200, Sunday 2nd October, 14:00

Olivia Basil & Danny Houston Flight Details
Arrival : Flight DJ191 23rd September at 1:15pm
Departure : Flight PX23, 1st of October, 1:30pm



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Trek Cost: $3250.00 which includes all accommodation as per the information provided above.


Online flight bookings can be made by logging onto: Airlines PNG or Air Nuigini. The earlier you book the less you will pay. You should also check the flight prices with each airline for travelling to Port Moresby and back to Australia as you may find that one airline is cheaper than the other. Airlines PNG is usually the cheaper of the two.
Kokoda Adventure Trek - Ower's Corner to Kokoda

Date: 17 September 2011 - 24 September 2011

Open Trek. PNG guided trek commencing at Ower's Corner on the 17th September and finishing in Kokoda on the 23rd September where you will be our guests at 'Orohaven Kokoda Retreat'. The following day, 24th September you will be flown back to Port Moresby on board a DASH 8 - Trek : 702 - Trevor Jinga

The first nights ACCOMMODATION IS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE. You will be met at the airport and driven out to Sogeri Lodge.


List of Trekkers:

1. Michael Vertigan + Requires a porter - Arnold Jinga - Paid in Full 19/08/2011
2. David Hosking + Requires a porter - Webber Okove - Paid in Full 19/08/2011

3. Heather McInnes + Requires a porter - Jenen Barai - Paid in Full 22/07/2011
4. James McAuley + Requires a porter - Cyprian Haera - Paid in Full 10/09/2011

Food Porters: Dudley Bubura, Tony Ogonemi, Colin Suma

Additional
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Heather McInnes Requires Accommodation Sogeri Lodge 24th September. - Pay on Arrival

James McAuley Flight Details
Arrival : Qantas Airways (QF) 197, 16 Sep 2011, 1800
Departure : Qantas Airways (QF) 194, 25 Sep 2011, 14:45

Michael Vertigan, David Hosking
Arrival : QF 349, 16 Sep 2011, 1600 (4:00pm)
Departure : QF 352, 25 Sep 2011

Heather McInnes Flight Details
Arrival : Flight QF 349, 16th Sept 4.00pm
Departure : Flight QF352, 25th September at 1.30 pm



Click here to book!


Online flight bookings can be made by logging onto: Airlines PNG or Air Nuigini. The earlier you book the less you will pay. You should also check the flight prices with each airline for travelling to Port Moresby and back to Australia as you may find that one airline is cheaper than the other. Airlines PNG is usually the cheaper of the two.

Kokoda Adventure Trek - Ower's Cnr to Kokoda

Date: 2 September 2011 - 9 September 2011

Open Trek. PNG Guided. This trek will commence at Ower's Corner on the 2nd September and walk off the track in Kokoda on the 8th September where you will overnight at Orohaven Kokoda Retreat. The following day 9th September you will be flown back to Port Moresby. Trek 739 - Guide Trevor Jinga:

The first nights ACCOMMODATION IS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE. You will be met at the airport and driven out to Sogeri Lodge.

List of Trekkers:

1. Mollaret Julien + Requires a porter - Arnold Jinga - Deposit Paid 27/06/2011

Food Porters: Colin Suma and Webber Kokove


Flight Details: Arriving 28th August at 13H10 local hour and departing PNG on sunday the 11th september at 20h30
Staying at the "Gateway Hotel"
Kokoda Challenge Race

Date: 27 August 2011 - 28 August 2011

Our champion Brendan Buka a little porter from Kokoda challenges you all to come and race against him and other porters and guides from Owers' Corner to Kokoda commencing at 7am on the 27 August and finishing in Kokoda on the 28 August. Of course if you think you can beat Brendan and any other porter or guide who would like to compete, its a non stop race and if you want to win, plan not to sleep! The record to beat is 16:34. The fastest time for an international competitor was set by Damon Goerke August 2006 in a time of 19:28. Trek 754:


Click here for more details.

List of Competitors:

1. Brendan Buka (sponsored by Kokoda Trekking) - record time to beat 16:34:05 (Goroka born now lives in Kokoda) (Entered race 3 times and WON 3 times! Unbeaten champion, will he win this time, only time will tell.
2. Tom Hango - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Iora Block - Entered 4 times, won the race from Owers' to Kokoda. One of the favourites to win this race.
3. Wayne Urina Tihimi - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Hamara Village - Entered 3 times, consistently came second to the champion Brendan Buka. One year had to pull out due to an injury in training.
4. Cyprian Aire - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Ajeka Village - Entered 4 times, consistent in finishing in top 5 in each race, could be a threat to the big guns, Brendan and Wayne, young out to prove he is enough!
5. Jessie Aire - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Ajeka Village - Entered twice and done well in each race coming home in 4th position in 2008. One to watch as he has the potential to come home strong. Running in the same race as his brother Cyprian who came 3rd in 2008.
6. Horace Yauga - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Iora Block - Entering for the 4th time. In his first race he said he was running for school fees, doubt much has changed. Always a top finisher but sometime suffers from cramps. In 2008 was behind up to Efogi, the half way point but caught up and passed all but the top 5 in the last couple of villages. Could be a threat as he has been training hard.
7. Frank Ombi - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Ombisusu Village - 1st time in this race so is a dark horse, anything is possible.
8. Moses Buka - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - (Goroka born now lives in Kokoda - brother of Brendan Buka) - 1st time but Brendan is confident he will do well. Same with my son Shane is is backing him to win or take a place. Went to Cairns playing aussie rules AFL representing PNG
9. Ramsi Idau - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Saga Village - 1st time in this race. Is a popular porter but whether or not he can run 96km is anyone's guess. Go Ramsi, a lot of trekkers will be hoping you do well.
10. Mathias Geroia - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Waju Village - Entered twice before, broke down one race in Efogi, 2nd time in Naoro so this time is out to complete the race and do well.
11. Lancelot Geroia - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Waju Village - Entered 4 times - consistently finishing in the top 10. One to watch as could do well in this years race.
12. Aidan Bauba - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Iora Block - 1st time in this race so really have no idea, another dark horse.
13. Luana Nagas - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Iora Block - Entered 4 times in the past and consistently finished in the top 10 in all races, could be another runner that will do well.
14. Henson Kokeni - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Ombisusu Village - 1st time runner, according to reports an excellent food porter always going the extra yard but whether he has what it takes to do well in this race - well we will just have to wait and see.
15. Cliff Taimbari - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Iora Block - Entered 3 times before finishing in the top 10.
16. Pesco Kageni - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Kokoda Station - 1st time - our medic boy - training hard - hoping to WIN
17. Justin Koneha - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Kanandara Village - 1st time runner - plays a lot of sportand could do well.
18. Jeffrey Boropi - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Kokoda Block, Kokoda - Entered twice before. Top 10 once and pulled out once so will have to see how he goes in 2011
19. Lawrence Umbu - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Kebara Village - Entered 3 times in the past - top 10 finisher, out to win in 2011.
20. Bunny Buka - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Kokoda Block - Entered twice, broke down at Deniki and another time at 1900
21. Benen Aruo - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Pirive Village - Entered 4 times and done well in the top 10
22. Lenny Enjeka - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Sairope Village - 1st time runner - my son Shane put his name forward as he is a really hard working food porter and he feels he could do well.
23. John Korove - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Iora Block - Entered 3 times in the past finishing one int he top 10.
24. Raynold Taimbari - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Kokoda Block, Kokoda - 1st time runnerm so another dark horse. Renowned for being a hard worker in the village so fitness should be on his side.
25. Trophian Ovivi - sponsored by Kokoda Trekking - Kanandara Village - 1st time runner - plays volleyball, hard working porter with a huge smile

26. Matt McLaughlin -International Entrant - Paid in Full 08/07/2011 - International Competitor - former NZ iron man champion
27. Barry Korohi - sponsored by Narai Billy, Kokoda Icon - Sogeri Depot - 1st time runner
28. Andrew Yauga (Sponsored by KoTrek) - paid in full 16/08/2011 - Iora Block - Entering for the 4th time - always consistently finishing in the top 10 - running with his brother Horace and cousin Samson
29. Samson Joheri (Sponsored by KoTrek) - paid in full 16/08/2011
- Waju Village- 1st time runner
30. william bennett - Does not require a porter - International Competitor - From Australia

Click here to enter the event!

Click here to sponsor a local guide or porter!

Details: Race will commence at 7am on the 27th August at Owers' Corner and will finish at the Kokoda Rotary Memorial Hospital Archway. If you want to win this race, you will have to plan to only stop at checkpoints as Brendan Buka and other serious competitors do not sleep but continue through the night.

Checkpoints:

1. Ioribaiwa Village
2. Naoro
3. Menari
4. Efogi
5. Myola Junction/1900
6. Eora Creek
7. Isurava Village
8. Hoi Village

The race started at 7:00 am. The following times are the arrival times at the check points.

Checkpoint 2 - Naoro Village: Brendan Buka - Time - 10:50 AM
Checkpoint 3 - Menari Village : Brendan Buka - Time 12:30 PM
Checkpoint 4 - Efogi Village - the 1/2 way point: Brendan Buka - Time 2:10 PM
Brendan passed through Templeton's Crossing at 6:06 PM
Checkpoint 6 - Eora Creek: Brendan Buka - Time 7:14pm PM
Kokoda - Finish Line - Brendan Buka - Time 23:34 PM

Two aussies, Don Wallace clocked in at 9:50 PM and Michael Le Roux at 9:57 PM at Eora Creek

1st - Kokoda Hospital - BRENDAN BUKA (Kokoda Trekking KTL) - Time 16:34:05
2nd - WAYNE URINA (Kokoda Trekking KTL) - Time 18:34:06
3rd - CYPRIAN AIRE (Sponsored by Rohan George) - Time 19:11:40
4th - JESSIE AIRE (Kokoda Trekking KTL) - Time of 19:14:15
5th - KELLY AMOS (SAMSON) (Fuzzy Wuzzy Expeditions- CARDNO - ACIL) - Time 20:21:38
6th - MICHAEL LE ROUX (South African now an Australian) - Time 20:26:03
7th - HORACE YAUGA (Kokoda Trekking KTL) Time 20:35:27
8th - ANDREW YAUGA (Kokoda Trekking KTL) Time 20:38:35


If you wish to read in detail, please click on the following link:

http://www.kokodatrail.com.au/forums/index...+challenge+race

For non Papua New Guinean Citizens, the cost of this trek is $2650 AUD as it involves several check points which have to be manned; 2 nights accommodation; chartered aircraft both into the track itself and in and out of Kokoda; staff to be flown into the check points; food at checkpoint; trek permits; sat phone communication at all check points; radio communication; village contributions; staff in Kokoda to man the finish line; accommodation at Orohaven Kokoda Retreat. Accommodation for international competitors will be at Sogeri Lodge as its closer to the drop off point of Owers' Corner.

For national Papua New Guinea citizen entrants the cost will be $1000 AUD. Why not sponsor your favorite guide or porter.


Grant Jephcott; Daniell Cowley & Anna Padarath


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