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TREK LOGISTICS

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LARAPINTA TRAIL HELI-TRANSFERS*

Heli-transfer options are available for aerial transport, food drops, resupply and evacuations on the Larapinta Trail and across the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park for cross country treks.  The services are provided by Alice Springs Helicopters, Central Australia's leading provider for commercial helicopter services. 

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HELI-SUPPORT FOR HIKING AND TREKKING

Heli-support is an essential component for many remote area cross country trekking across Central Australia. Access to remote areas is difficult or inaccessible by road and in almost all instances, cross country treks will be dependent on aerial based

food and water resupply caches. It's not cheap either.

 

HIKING HELI-SUPPORT SERVICES

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HELI-TRANSFERS

If you want to get started on the Larapinta Trail in style, a heli-transfer option is the way to go. A heli-transfer is possible to/from all sections of the Larapinta Trail. Prices vary and there may be restrictions on passenger numbers, landing sites and gear weight/sizes.

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FOOD DROPS & RESUPPLY

Heli-based food, equipment and water drops and resupply options are available. In most instances heli-resupplies are used for time sensitive emergencies for group or corporate based activities on the Larapinta Trail.

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GEAR RECOVERY

Gear and equipment can be recovered by helicopter if the option of physical retrieval is not possible due to medical issues, time sensitivity or weight factors.

TREKKING HELI-SUPPORT SERVICES

Trekking

HELI-TRANSFERS

A heli-transfer for off track remote area trekking is the primary choice for many trekkers. Remote area heli-transfers requires permits and authorisations from the respective land owners and authorities.

Trekking

REMOTE AREA RESUPPLY

Key to any off track trekking in Central Australia is having the option of resupply, namely water resup. Resupplies can be carried our on pre-designated timings, on request or through the use of pre-placed caches.

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EVACUATIONS

If your trek goes pear shaped due to injury, equipment failure or other issues, heli-evacs are, in most situations, the only option for getting back to civilisation in a timely and safe manner. 

LTTS SERVICE ADD-ONS FOR HELI-SUPPORT SERVICES

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CACHING, CONTAINERS, TRACKING

LTTS offers 50 and 100lt hard use or ballistic containers suitable for remote area, above-surface caching. Our containers are durable, weather resistant and rodent, insect and dingo proof. Our use of our proven titanium and Kevlar spider web meshing guarantees your containers will remain untouched and in excellent condition while in the field. We also offer Iridium supported satellite linked CCTV, anti-tampering and tracking for all remote caches.

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REMOTE AREA RESUPPLY

LTTS can assist with any pre-determined or short-notice resupply by sourcing the resupply items, packaging the items, completing any pre-flight preparation requirements and delivering the resupply package to Alice Springs Helicopters complete with co-ords for heli-delivery.

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VIP TREKS / CORP SUPPORT

We can organise, plan and prepare heli-support ( transfers, food/water resupply etc) for all our exclusive VIP treks or corporate events anywhere in Central Australia including any logistics movements, permits, approvals and local liaison.

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ALICE SPRINGS HELICOPTER FLEET
Bell 206 Jetranger
Bell 206L Long Ranger
Robinson R44
Robinson R22
IMAGES FROM THE FIELD

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* LTTS has no formal affiliation or partnership with Alice Springs Helicopters. The information provided here is purely for information purposes. It is up to you to decide whether respective businesses and their services suit your needs. We can however confidently recommend Alice Springs Helicopters for all your heli-support needs for your next trek.

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