Larapinta Trail Trek Support (LTTS) is a small team of remote area trekking professionals based in Alice Springs. We have have been trekking and working on the Larapinta Trail and in Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park since March 2004. We are trekkers providing services for trekkers.
LTTS is a business owned by Explorers Australia Pty Ltd
FOUNDERS & OWNERS
LTTS has an ecosystem of professional and expert staff and contractors who pull together and deliver a wide range of services
to support your Larapinta Trail trek.
Below are the founders and owners of LTTS.
The team at Larapinta Trail Trek Support trek the Larapinta Trail End to End (E2E) and many of the sections multiple times each year in both winter and summer periods. This experience is a huge advantage for trekkers and organisations who use our services because we can provide first-hand advice, guidance and support for trail planning, preparation, logistics and emergency management.
Field Support / Trek Leader / Instructor
Zak first trekked the Larapinta Trail solo in 2004 and regularly treks the Chewings Range and the Larapinta Trail End to End, including unsupported* treks in both winter and summer. Zak is the key contributor to the LTTS Field Notes blog. He is also the senior instructor for LTTS and Extreme Terra training courses. Since 1994, Zak has and continues to, trek off track across Central Australia and the Kimberley region. In his previous life, Zak specialised in remote area search and rescue across the Kimberley.
Senior Trek Leader - Cross Country / Survival Instructor
Viktor first trekked the Larapinta Trail in 2007 and regularly treks the Larapinta Trail End to End (E2E) solo including unsupported* treks. He also treks solo off track across the Tjiorta West Macs NP. Viktor specialises in remote area off track trekking and survival. He regularly treks solo across Central Australia, the Pilbara and the Kimberley. In his previous life Viktor specialised in anti-poaching and wildlife protection operations and Ranger training across Africa for various NGOs.
LTTS is a 100% NT based and owned business.
Coordinator / Remote Area Cross Country Treks
Alto has trekked the Larapinta Trail solo End to End (E2E), several times since 2005, twice in summer and two E2E unsupported* treks. Alto specialises in remote area wilderness medicine and remote area rescue with a specific focus on rescue operations in rugged, inaccessible areas of Central Australia and the Kimberley. In his previous life Alto worked as a rescue paramedic in the Middle East, North Africa and Canada.
* Unsupported Definition: As Defined at LTTS
No Food Drops, No Water Tank Resupply (natural water source resupply only), No Physical Human Contact and No Gear Resupply or Replacement . This is a key milestone and achievement for LTTS staff who work hard toward completing this key KPI. All LTTS staff must complete an unsupported trek once every three years and one unsupported trek in summer every five years.
We are committed to protecting the Larapinta Trail
In 2017 LTTS developed the Larapinta Trail Trek Code, a voluntary light impact trek code for the Larapinta Trail. We encourage all hikers walking the trail to adopt the code to reduce their impact while on this magnificent trail.
LTTS is a co-owner and developer of the Larapinta Trail Website
Larapinta Trail Trek Support is a
Veteran Owned Business
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Larapinta Trail Trek Support (LTTS)
ABN: 23 128 921 979 // ACN: 128 921 979