Larapinta Trail Trek Support (LTTS) is a small team of remote area trekking professionals based in Alice Springs. We have been trekking and working on the Larapinta Trail and in Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park since March 2004.
LTTS was formed in 2016 and has been the pioneer for trail support services, reliability and quality on the Larapinta Trail for independent hikers since.
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.
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.
FOUNDER & OWNER
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.
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.
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.
Admin and LTTS Customer Support
Charlotte joined the LTTS team in October 2022 in a part-time capacity working remotely from Perth in WA while looking after two amazing kids ( 6 & 9 boys!) . She has hiked the Larapinta Trail solo twice, in 2019 and 2020, the last end to end included a trek cross country from Mt Sonder to Mt Zeil via Mt Razorback. In 2022, Charlotte ran the Larapinta Trail solo over 63 hours. Not bad for a 38 yeard old mum of 2!
* Unsupported is defined in LTTS as a hike involving no food drops, no water resupply from tanks ( only natural source resupply for water) and no form of human support while completing the end-to-end ( unless in a life-threatening situation).
LTTS is a committed supporter of frontline Defence, Police and Emergency Services personnel. Our THINLINE30 offer, a 30% discount across all of our products and services, has collectively saved our THINLINE customer community more than $18,000 since May 2016.
We are also strong supporters of trekking based initiatives and outdoor adventure events which raise awareness of programs and services tackling PTSD and suicide amongst veterans and former or current serving Australian Army, Navy and Air Force personnel.
Larapinta Trail Trek Support (LTTS)
ABN: 23 128 921 979 // ACN: 128 921 979
Annabelle, E2E Solo, 2022
Larapinta Trail Legends!