The MS Plus Ikara-Flinders Ranges Adventure


As family, friends and colleagues know, my sister Karen was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009.

Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system. There is currently no known cure. Every case of multiple sclerosis is unique – the symptoms, severity and progress of the disease are different for everyone. Karen has the rare form known as Primary Progressive MS which is always degenerative.

So this year from May 28th to June 2nd, I have committed to trekking the rugged country of the ancient Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park to raise money for vital research, and increase services so those living with MS can live their best lives at home, in the work place and in the community.

For five days I will be hiking through the tough mountain ranges, towering cliffs, spectacular gorges and stony sheltered creeks of Wilpena Pound, Mount Remarkable National Park, Brachina Gorge and the Alligator Gorge. The trek has a difficulty rating of 3/5 with long days of walking with uneven terrain across the Ranges… and those of you that know me, know I'm no spring chicken!

This will be my opportunity to travel with purpose. My journey will be physically demanding and emotionally challenging but with every step I’ll be thinking how much I wish Karen were able to walk with me.

Please donate using the link below, to support my trek and give hope to Karen, Kaz, Kazza, Kar, Bunty, sensational sister...who, like thousands of other loved ones, are not able to walk through this magnificent landscape.

Thank you for your support, Anne

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Anita Carr

Go get 'em Annie!! I know you will whinge & whine about the discomfort of trekking (sore feet, sore back etc) but at the end of the day will love every minute... Enjoy your experience - will be thinking of you xo Anita & family


Chloe Sheldrick

Happy trails GG


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Marg Crowhurst

Great challenge Anne, great cause. Good luck. X


Sue Kishta

congrats on the wonderful work


Peter And Jeremy

Inspirational, Anne. All the best with your hike through that beautiful landscape. With love, P&J xx


Tricia Sievers

What a great feat you're undertaking Anne! Hope all goes well on your trek and I'm sure you'll see some amazing sights!


Christopher Branagan

Go Anne! Don't forget your sunscreen!



You go girl! What a bloody legend. Lots of hugs from us. Xxx


S Sheldrick

What a walk. What a sister! What a cause! Go team👍😵‍💫 🥾🚶‍♀️


Jen Rayner

So proud of you for doing this trek. Take lots of photos. 😘


Kirsty Morris

Good luck and thank-you for fighting the fight for those who can't xx



Great effort Anne. All the best x


Mark Freeman

Good luck on your trek Anne!! And with every footstep, push MS further into the earth!


Patty Hale

Thank you Anne for your amazing passion in putting yourself out there for people with MS. All the best.


The Hullins

Love you Annie! Thanks on behalf of the Hullins!! xx


Anne Ford


Ashlee Viro

Amazing Anne! Love this and wishing you all the best for a successful trek


Sue Richter


Alison Hoffmann

Well done Anne. Good luck!


Erin Martinus

Good onya Anne! You are an inspiration. Wishing you all the best during your trek!



Go go go Anne!


Jenni Congdon

Go you great gal!! Love your sister Karen xxxx


Anne Ford


Cheryl & Michael


Carol Tamburro

Kudos, Anne. Good luck with your trek!


Robyn Henderson


Sarina Carter

All the very best in what you are doing.


Amanda Davies

Good luck with the walk! Will be thinking of you :)


Camilo Mahecha



Go Anne Ford!!


Corey Enthoven


Mary Preece


Bianca Hoffmann

So proud of you Anne! all the best in your walk for this wonderful cause :) xx



Just keep going, one step after the other!! You can do it!!!


Stacey Clark

Go get em' Anne! What a great cause, I love what you're doing x


Marion Coe

Good luck Anne!


Isla And Jack

Go GG!


Rosanne Cairns

Have fun trekking Anne



Happy trekking!


Alison Hunt

Good luck Anne


Tim P

Great work Anne!


Christina K

what a fabulous sister you are - enjoy every step of the challenge!


Nafiza <3

All the best Anne :)


Belinda Van Tholen

What a beautiful way to honour your sisters journey, Anne. Look forward to following along.


Mahalia Gunn

Good Luck!


Jackie Pool

Good on you Anne, absolute legend!



Happy Hiking



Good luck!


Riz Callisto

Good Luck Anne


Mary-anne Guest

Good Luck Anne! you will smash it!


Anna, Leilani & Kai ?

Have fun Anne Ford!


Andrea Mirra

Good luck Ms Ford


Laura Martino

Good luck lovely xx

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We show our respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay respects to their Elders past and present.