Featured In: UK Telegraph – September 2019
A native to the UK, Phoebe Smith is an outdoors-loving, award-winning travel writer who is most well known for being an 'extreme sleeper' and enjoys heading to the wildest locations to sleep in the strangest places.
She is the author of 10 books including the bestselling Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper,Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain's Rugged Corners, The Wilderness Cookbook and the Travel Writer’s Field Guide.
Phoebe joined Murray River Walk in 2019, for what may have possibly been her most extreme sleep yet...in a floating bed. Ok, the bed was inside a houseboat but it was still floating!
Phoebe shares her experience walking with us in the UK publication, The Telegraph.
The full article can be read on the Telegraph's Website
Excerpt from the uk telegraph
"I’m going to ask you to keep your head torches switched off,” my guide Tony stated as our little boat slowly drifted towards what I hoped, in the darkness of predawn, was a stable river bank. It was a little after 5am and the only light came from the pinpricks of the stars.
Seconds later we hit something and the vessel bounced back a couple of feet before coming to a complete standstill. I felt someone grab my arm for balance and we shuffled on to a sandy pathway at the bottom of a cliff. “Ready?” came the question, then the air was filled with the muffled squeak of our boots feeling their way up the trail.
It was an odd start to the day, and certainly not the usual beginning to one of Australia’s Great Walks – 12 guided hikes known for their luxury touches. But then, this was no usual walk.