Dapto's Andrew Ucles had to endure searing heat, encountered dangerous animals and survived without water for days when he became the first documented solo man to walk across Arnhem Land.
The adventurer took on the gruelling physical and mental challenge and conquered the 586 kilometres in 42 days with his trusty 'half-wild' stead, Arnhem.
Starting on the east coast of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Mr Ucles, who has been called the Bear Grylls of Dapto, crossed the finish line of Gorge Road, Katherine on August 10.
"Arnhem Land is massive and one of the last wild frontiers," Mr Ucles said.
"The landscape has the highest population of predators in Australia including saltwater crocodiles, water buffaloes and snakes.
"I wanted to challenge my own fears. I had to rely on myself and my skill set. Arnhem Land was the perfect landscape to do that."
The wildman, wildlife documentary-maker and Youtube star spent 18 months planning his adventure before he left on June 30.
He trained Arnhem, the horse, collected the necessary gear such as solar batteries and drove through the landscape to map out his walking journey.
Mr Ucles said his greatest challenge was finding water. He used a map to plan out his camping sites to be near a billabong, stream or river.
But until he was out on the land he did not know whether there would actually be water.
"It was dry, arid and there was no bloody water," Mr Ucles said.
"On two occasions I had to keep walking through the night to find water because it was cooler and I didn't sweat as much because the sun wasn't beaming down.
"I was quite emotional when I found water."
Mr Ucles' horse was his number one priority because if "my horse failed then I failed".
"The quality of food was not good enough for him so I had to feed him some of my boiled rice," he said.
Mr Ucles took rations of rice and high energy biscuits but then caught his meat.
"I chased and caught water buffalo then I was able to salt the meat and it would last for six to seven days," he said. "I speared fish and caught wild pig. I also ate cane toads."
A broken hand, sprained ankle, a fire that burnt down his tent and losing his shoes 100km in didn't deter Mr Ucles walking 12km to 14km per day.
The wildlife expert said growing up in Dapto fostered his love of adventuring.
"I explored nature," he said. "I used to catch lizards and birds. That passion has always stayed with me and has taken me all over the world where I have developed my self-taught skill set in catching animals."
He developed a following on Youtube as he showed viewers how to catch animals and survive in the wild.
My videos are honest, raw, fun and have colourful Australianisms," Mr Ucles.
The landscape has the highest population of predators in Australia including saltwater crocodiles, water buffaloes and snakes.
"People like my passion and love of animals. I also shed new light on how humans interact with animals.
"As humans we have become detached from the animal kingdom even though we are part of it. I bring us back to nature and show how we can still be a part of it."
Mr Ucles' next adventure will see him on televisions in the United States.
The pilot premiere of Face the Beast airs on Wednesday on the History Channel. It will explore the worst historical interactions between man and predators.
Mr Ucles joins American historian Brian Grossenbacher in the Myanmar jungle to unlock the mystery of the crocodile attacks of the Ramree Masacre.
"We work to disprove myths or find evidence to support facts," he said.
"I have worked hard on this project for years and it is finally eventuated."
He hopes the pilot is picked up for series and is shown in Australia.