Resident member, golf member and Women’s Vice Captain Mary-Anne Hickmott recently walked the Camino de Santiago, a 780km pilgrimage covering France and Spain. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has been walked for over 1,000 years and took Mary-Anne over a month to complete, including sections across the Pyrenese mountains.
Mary-Anne got the idea for the trip about 5 years ago after seeing the movie “The Way”. She is no stranger to extreme journeys having taken on the Kokoda Trail in 2014. This trip took close to two years to plan and Mary-Anne walked on average 25km per day, staying at hostels nightly and stopping to enjoy the local culture every few days. She travelled on her own, however with close to 300k people completing the walk annually, she met many other travellers along the way.
Mary-Anne has been a golf member at Sandhurst since 2012, moving into the stage one development in 2004. She was recently elected on to the Golf Committee and is serving as Women’s Vice Captain. She is looking forward to continuing the great work of the Committee in 2018 and choosing her next hiking destination!