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January 17, 2021
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Duo Complete Cross Country Expedition

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Two British lads have successfully completed an unmotorised expedition from Vanimo in West Sepik, to Daru in Western Province.

Patrick Hutton and Richard Johnson, both 25, who planned this trip two years ago, described the journey as incredible, as they experienced scorching weather, and the notorious rough terrains of Papua New Guinea.

 

The expedition was to help Childfund raise money for immunization patrols in remote PNG communities.

 

They said the PNG terrain lived up to their expectations, as they walked, climbed rocks, swam in swamps, paddled and sailed in difficult circumstances.

 

Johnson said it was an action packed challenge as they walked for 3 to 10 hours every day, while battling with blisters and rapid weight loss. “We came here to experience and keep that challenge”, he added.

 

Along their journey, the two were well received by locals who directed them to their next point of exit.

 

The untouched environment also gave them an opportunity to capture extraordinary images to share with the world through Twitter and Facebook.

 

The final stage of their journey saw them sail down to Daru and arrive there on the 2nd of June. It took them 83 days, nearly 3 months, to successfully complete this expedition.

 

Richard Jonhson and Patrick Hutton leave PNG shores tomorrow.

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