Profiles

Ian Dall, Steven Wilson, John Stroud and David Russell are the walkers and are all on the positive side of 50 years of age.  They hail from all over Australia and are linked by a common bond of seeking a challenge and making a difference. 

Steven Wilson

Steven, at 52, is the youngster of the team who lives on the beautiful south coast of NSW. He enjoys surfing with his mates, fishing with his buddy & playing competitive lawn bowls. He has been known to tag along on some of the more challenging walking endeavours. “I am motivated by challenges that the walk will bring, the people we will meet and contributing to the awareness of autism.”

Mt Dandenong

John Stroud

John is 57 and lives in Melbourne with his wife Denise and has 3 children and grandson Brody.  John is increasing his mid life challenges from running the  city2surf for a few years, being president of his local Aussie rules footy club and  taking on the Kokoda trail.  “I am doing it for the sense of achievement  with my workmates, and to increase the awareness of autism.”

In the Peruvian Andes

David Russell

“I am tackling the South Coast Track for the physical challenge and to bring greater awareness and understanding for people and families living with Autism.  Two of my wonderful grandchildren live with autism spectrum disorders”.

David is 59 years old, with three sons, 7 beautiful grandchildren and is married to Victoria. Favourite places are remote locations and mountain tops –all the better if  both coincide.

Ian on the Kokoda Track

Ian Dall

Ian Dall, 61, lives in South Australia. Married 38 years to Jillian with 2 children, Robert  and Alison. “I love getting outdoors and the more remote the better, 4WDing, camping, fishing, hunting etc and now it appears, walking.”

Ian walked the Kokoda Trail as a 60th birthday present to himself

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