His legs were only just long enough to touch the ground when the six year old Tony Groom walked the 26km Main Border Track in Lamington National Park. He hasn’t stopped walking.
If he had a dollar for every kilometre he has walked he would be wealthy, but instead he has something more valuable – a life time’s worth of incredible memories.
In 1975 Tony and Connie Groom started interNATIONAL PARKtours – a company that encourages people to see the earth the way it is meant to be seen.
I was with my Uncle Tony on one of these tours as we climbed the last few snow capped metres to the summit of Mt Odaray in the Canadian Rockies. It was a moment that changed the way that i wanted to live the rest of my life yet is is not in this book. Such is the power of experiential travel that Tony has his own stories to tell equally as personal as mine. Some of them are contained in “The World At My Feet”
If names such as The Grand Canyon, The New York Marathon, Antarctica, Mt Kenya, Patagonia, and the Swiss Alps give you itchy feet then read on…
-Michael Groom O.A.M, Renowned Mountaineer