186-Hiking and epilepsy

Show notes

In episode 163 and 164 we discussed hiking with Injuries and disabilities but where does epilepsy fit into the mix given that around 3.5% of Australians will experience epilepsy at some point in their lives.

In today’s episode we talk to Carol Ireland, the CEO of Epilepsy Action Australia about her organisation, the impact that epilepsy has on activities like hiking, and provide an overview of their upcoming fundraising hike on the Larapinta Trail that took place on 16-22 August 2021.

In addition, we will also be catching up with Nicole who participated in the Great Wall of China Hike for Epilepsy Action Australia in 2014. As someone with Epilepsy Nicole will be able to give us an upfront and personal insight of the considerations and management involved when undertaking a physical challenge such as hiking.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast Introduction
  • Episode Introduction (time index 0:01:24)
  • Interview with Epilepsy Action Australia CEO (time index 0:02:23)
    • Interview round up and discuss on the ‘Hike for Epilepsy- Larapinta 2021’ (time index 0:24:25)
  • Interview with Nicole on the impacts of epilepsy on activities such as hiking (time index 0:31:45)
    • Interview Round up and Final thoughts (time index 0:44:36)

Close (time index 0:48:02)

Carol Ireland CEO of Epilepsy Action Australia

Nicole on the 2014 Great Wall trip

Epilepsy Action Australia contact information

Hike for epilepsy

To find out more information the Hike for Epilepsy on the Larapinta Trail in August 2021 go to:

Hike For Epilepsy information page

This walk will cherry pick the best of the trail as well as providing the opportunity to fundraise for such a worthy organisation. There’s a reason that the front page of our website is an image from the Larapinta Trail and this is one of those rare trails that I want to do a second time.

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