Loss of Challenge

2 Dec 2015 12:44 PMAidan GrimesLoss of Challenge

One of the clear victims of social progress in my opinion has been the loss or removal of challenge from our lives. We have got to the stage where everything we do is risk assessed to assure that anything we do is predictable. I am sure that this loss of challenge is being driven by the need to mitigate liability, but I can’t help wondering what it is doing to us and in particular younger people as they seek to develop their identities.


Kid with Aspergers Becomes Leader on Kokoda Track

25 Aug 2014 12:00 AMAidan GrimesKid with Aspergers Becomes Leader on Kokoda Track

When society decides you don't fit in because you are different and even stops you growing.... but then to find a tribe that accepts you and you excel because of a new found belief, support and value in your abilities, to connect with the past history and identify where the future lies,,, through Courage, Sacrifice, Endurance and new found Mateship... this kid becomes a great success story

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Green Shadows Revisited

20 Jul 2014 12:00 AMAidan GrimesGreen Shadows Revisited

Last week nine Papuans from Central and Oro Provinces visited the war graves of a number of Papuans at Bomana Cemetery. They paid their respects to these great men. They had just walked and assisted along the Kokoda Track in honor of the fallen Papuans with our accomplished trek leader, Owen Turner


Is Kokoda as demanding as the Tour De France???

7 Jul 2014 3:49 PMAidan GrimesIs Kokoda as demanding as the Tour De France???

The School of Health Sciences Professor - Kevin Norton – followed a group of 6 walkers from South Australia as they walked the Kokoda track so that the physical work could be measured. On the first day the energy used was almost 6,000 kcal per person! This is a massive rate of energy use and not much below the energy required by the Tour de France cyclists [about 6,000 kcal per day for 21 days].


"Invisible Teachers"

20 Jun 2014 12:00 AMAidan Grimes"Invisible Teachers"

This is an article I wrote about a recent group of kids that were pretty much ostracized by society.... because they were different and struggling. I brought them up the Kokoda track and found that they were in fact.......teachers!

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