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Register  now  to reserve your place.

Join our board member and leading oncologist, Associate Professor
Niall Tebbutt  on the adventure of a lifetime and raise vital funds for GI cancer research.

Climb the second highest mountain in the famous seven summits, the majestic Aconcagua in Argentina!

Acon-what?
Aconcagua (Ah-kon-CAR-gwah) is the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas, rising 1,000m above its neighbours and visible from the Pacific coast 100 kilometres away.  This will be a challenging climb of 6,962 metres which will test you physically and mentally. Our porters will ensure you only need to climb with a day pack and we’ll have a great logistics team and guides.

Meet the team and set up your fundraising page here!

The team will be accompanied by Dr Michael Bonning who will ensure the health and wellbeing of the team. Dr Bonning accompanied the  GI Cancer Institute team during the 2015 Kilimanjaro Gutsy Challenge.  This will be a life-changing expedition, however, it is a trekking climb, suitable for people without any technical mountaineering experience; all you need is crampons – ropes, harnesses and rock climbing skills are not required.

Click here for the itinerary with Inka Expediciones.

 Highlights:

  • Traverse the debris of glacier avalanches
  • Enjoy magical sunrises and sunsets
  • Marvel at the incredible scenery
  • Catch sight of majestic condors and elusive Guanaco (a type of llama)
  • Achieve a personal goal as you aim for the summit of 6,962 metres

Fast Facts:

Dates:  28 December 2017 (TBC)
Registration Fee:
$500 (non-refundable)
Fundraising Target:
$5,000
Travel costs joining Mendoza:
$8,000*
Trip duration:
20-22 days
Challenge duration:
15-18 days
Accommodation:
3 star hotels and camping
Minimum age:
18

*Includes meals, accommodation, porters and pack animals. Excludes flights to Mendoza

Places are strictly limited and interest has been high. Register  now  to reserve your place.

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