Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+.
In 2011, Australian Beau Miles attempted to be the first person to run the entire length of the Australian Alpine Walking Track. Running 655 kilometers through Victoria and New South Wales, culminating in Australian Capital Territory, the Australian Walking Track is the oldest and most famous trail in the country. It is also the most overgrown.
Miles traversed the route over 14 days, supported by family and friends who helped document his journey.
Against the backdrop of Australia’s remote alpine countryside, Miles struggled to balance a fierce sense of independence with the guilt he feels from indulging in the simple pleasure of running—and expecting other people to care.