Keith started the Adelaide Happy Wanderers together with Bart van der Wel in 1982. His introduction to bushwalking was originally at Mannum Area School in the early 1960s. Keith was in active service during the Vietnam War. This experience would have prepared him for the hardships associated with long distance bushwalking in remote areas which he, Bart and Ian Buckland along with other club members participated in during the 1970s and 80s. He was also an avid rock climber for many years and travelled overseas to places like Chile to engage in extreme walking and climbing. In later years he and Warren (who met in the Happy Wanderers) walked in New Zealand and the US as well as other places overseas.
About the Walking Awards
Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.
Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.
If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.