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The Competition

Four finalists will take on the challenge of a lifetime walking 9 Great Walks in 9 Weeks.

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Anna White – Australia

"Ever since I was a little girl, with grubby knees and messy hair, I’ve been taught to explore."

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Cambrian Berry – New Zealand

"Walking with more vigor & briskness than should be endured by any mere mortal, nothing can keep this man from the wilderness."

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Dion Cowley – New Zealand

"I am highly adaptable to new & challenging environments having survived living in remote China, learning Kung Fu daily."

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Edith Chong – Hong Kong

"I know this isn't an easy task, the journey will be full of challenges, but I don't give up easily."

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Gabrielle Peters – Australia

"I like to make people laugh and enjoy the world around them."

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Jeff Sheinkopf – United States

"I work freelance because the flexibility for spontaneous adventure is more important than a steady paycheck."

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Joel Cogger – Australia

"I’m kind of hilarious. Not to blow my own horn here, but I’d be a fun Fourth Walker."

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Kate Salmon – United Kingdom

"I am an amateur mycologist so I could identify and perhaps cook edible mushrooms for the group!"

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Naoki Tomita – Japan

"I am a photographer-designer-writer living in Tokyo."

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Kolby Kirk – United States

"I am an artist, a naturalist, and a philosopher. I see the world through these lenses."

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Martin Lehotkay – Switzerland

"I work for a reality survival show as cameraman which is quite a physical challenge but I really love adventures."

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Matt Raimondo – Australia

"I've always been into creative stuff but my talents spark when I combine them with adventure."

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Maximilian Schmidt – Germany

"I belong to the species of flightless birds."

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Michael Wenzlawe – Canada

"I absolutely LOVE travel, and I love sharing that passion with anyone who will listen."

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Rebecca Kennedy – New Zealand

"I’ve got some pretty big feet – which I attribute, in part, to my being a truly Great Walker."

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Richard Harrison – United Kingdom

"I’ve gone from being pretty much confined to my home, to being able to travel the world."

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Stephanie Hathaway – United States

"I’m a spirited gal, not afraid of much, and willing to try anything. With a new lease, I am ready to run free."

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Theo Klee – New Zealand

"The uniqueness of NZ's nature and the variety of interesting characters of her people, have always fascinated me."

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Till Papendorf – Germany

"I am a skateboarder but I would definitely change my board into a pair of hiking boots."

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Toshitake Suzuki – Japan

"Spending time in the nature gives me the sense of responsibility that we must protect nature."