177-Operation Flinders

Show notes

Operation Flinders is an Australian organisation that exists to provide young men and women who have been identified as being at risk, with demanding outdoor challenges and support. The aim of this organisation is to help participants develop their personal attitudes, self-esteem, motivation, teamwork and responsibility, so they may grow as valued members of the community. In today’s episode we talk to Brendan Raets about the Operation Flinders organisation and the programs that they run.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast Introduction
  • Episode Introduction (time index 0:00:39)
  • An introduction to Brendan (time index 0:02:04)
  • An introduction to Operation Flinders (time index 0:03:08)
    • Who started it?
    • Whats in a name?
    • Programs on offer
    • Whats the desired outcomes from these programs
  • Logistics (time index 0:11:07)
    • Gear
    • phone étiquette
    • A typical day on Operation Flinders (time index 0:15:45)
      • point A to point B
    • Food on the Trail time (index 0:17:39)
    • Sleeping system (index 0:18:27)
    • 11 program length (index 0:20:21)
      • Participants 7-8 days
  • The environment (time index 0:25:54)
  • Anecdotes from the trail (time index 0:28:24)
  • How can people help? (time index 0:31:27)
    • Donations
    • Volunteering
  • Gill and Tim final thoughts (time index 0:34:47)

Close (time index 0:42:35)

Brendan Raets from Operation Flinders

A group on the trail

Extension Hill (while climbing)

Mt. Rose from Southern Flats

Operation Flinders contact information

Website: https://operationflinders.org.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/operationflindersfoundation/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/opflinders/?hl=enEmail 

Contact Operation Flinders here

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