Armchair Walks

With Boots N’ All walks closed down during April 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic and the need to stay at home, we needed a few bright ideas to keep us cheerful while we await better times when we can actually “go bush” again, to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Email threads have been one way in which people have shared humour, their very local efforts at walking and keeping fit, and even photos of walks long past. This page links to another of those bright ideas… Armchair Walks.
Perhaps you have an expedition that you would like to send in – preferably ready-made as a video. We can optimise for web streaming if you aren’t sure how, but try to keep the resolution up – 720p or full HD should be fine, but 4K might stretch the friendship. Or – if it is already on YouTube or Vimeo, we can simply link it, as we have done with a couple of the videos below.

Boots N’ All 2020 Visuals Evening – Now an “Armchair walk”

Spectacular mountains on Reunion Island – Peter Hollick 2019

If you weren’t able to join us for the 2020 Boots N’ All Visuals Night, or found the experience of watching videos via Zoom too painful, the video components of our presentation are on YouTube, and linked from this site.
Click here or click the picture to find the links.

Armchair Walks – by Boots N’ All people and friends

2015 Western Arthurs with Ian
In 2015, Ian and three others made the spectacular and arduous traverse of the Western Arthurs – one of Tasmania’s iconic wilderness expeditions. A great armchair walk, but the real deal would be amazing for those with the time and fitness to go there.

2021 Boots N All Walks of the Past Year
In 2015, Ian and three others made the spectacular and Tasmanian Wilderness and scenic places – Boots N’ All walks of the past year – August 2020 to July 2021. Some were very well attended, a few didn’t happen, some were changed to different destinations, and some walks were organised by our new northwest Tasmania branch. All kinds of weather, all ages!

2021 Southern Ranges with Phil
Early in 2021, Phil and a number of others had planned to walk the Southern Ranges in Tasmania’s magnificent wilderness. From a starting field of 12 walkers, only 3 reached the westernmost point on the Wylie plateau (all the others did, however, reach home safely…) Amazing scenery, very mixed weather and gorgeous wildflowers!

2010 Labyrinth and DuCanes with Phil
Phil, on furlough from mission work in Nigeria, took the opportunity to head for the delights of the Labyrinth and on to Walled Mountain. Nereus didn’t happen, made up for by heights of the DuCane Range and north Geryon .

2020 Labyrinth and Walled Mountain with Ian
Explore the stunning beauty of the Labyrinth – from the ferry trip up Lake St Clair, past the myriad tarns and lakes of the Labyrinth, and on to Walled Mountain – the very edge of remoteness.

2008 Boots N All and Friends
By 2008, we were doing a little better with our video editing, and Boots N’ All walkers and friends were again exploring far and wide through the Tasmanian Wilderness.

2009 David Harvey’s Video Scrapbook
One of the Boots N’ All founders back in 1982, David has travelled extensively, and always taken a keen interest in photography and video, and is happy to share his memories.

1937 A Walk Through the Overland Track
Boots N’ All were given rare access to Tas Calver’s 1937 photos and narrative of an expedition to places familiar to many, but in much different times.

2019 New Years Lake
When tracks re-opened, Ian and friends ventured in via Lake Ada near Liawenee in the central plateau heading into the peaceful Tasmanian wilderness – the “Land of 1000 Lakes” near the Walls of Jerusalem.

2019 Othrys to Lamont – An Olympian Traverse
Matt Brain loves the solitude of the alpine wilderness, and made a nostalgic trip to the Olympus massif, recalling a trip with his dad in the 1990s. His amazing photography and video work made this production the highlight of last year’s Boots N’ All Visuals Evening.

2019 Walls in the Snow
When snow “plastered” Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, Nik and some mates decided to make the most of it, venturing into the Walls of Jerusalem as far as Dixon’s Kingdom. Cold nights, but they were well equipped!

2019 Three Capes
The Three Capes route on Tasmania’s Tasman Peninsula has rapidly developed into a world-famous “must do”, but loved also by Tasmanians, including Ian and his party of Boots N’ All walkers.

2007 Boots N All and Friends
By 2007, our annual “Visuals Night” had changed from photo albums and slides to our first video of “Walks of the Past Year” – mainly Boots N’ All, but some others that people wanted to share.

2020 Ruta de los Vulcane
Join Stephanie and her children on their unexpected trip  to an island of volcanoes and spectacular scenery on the far side of the world.

2013 – Castle and Dome
The remote western wilderness between Lake St. Clair  and the prominent Eldon Range is a place of remarkable beauty  that can only be visited on extended multi-day hikes. Phil and others made the most of his summer furlough in 2013.