2021 Mt Kosciuszko Gutsy Challenge
Join our Mt Kosciuszko Gutsy Challenge trek from 26-28 March 2021 to raise much-needed funds and awareness for Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer research!
As a team, you will be led by Associate Professor Nick Pavlakis, who is currently leading a clinical trial for gastro-oesophageal cancer.
Register your interest by filling in our form at the bottom of this page.
Join us as we climb 2,228m to the summit! Situated in New South Wales Snowy Mountains, Mt Kosciuszko is the highest peak in Australia and one of the original 7 summits.
As you hike 5-6 hours in this alpine landscape, the sweeping 360 degree views across the Snowy Mountains and Victorian High Country are sure to WOW you.
The trek follows an old service road and is predominantly flat and at times passing over gentle rolling hills.
The funds that you raise in your Gutsy Challenge will help support the Innovation Fund grant which provides researchers with the opportunity to conduct ground-breaking research in areas that have not been studied before. It is an important early step in the process to develop new clinical trials and improve treatment options for GI cancer patients.
With a moderate level of difficulty, there is nothing moderate about the experiences you will have on this Gutsy Challenge. Join us TODAY on one of Australia’s epic adventures!
FUNDRAISING TARGET: $750
What is the cost?
$650 per person payable one-month before departure.
Inclusions: 2-nights’ accommodation, all food (except for Saturday night dinner which will be at a local pub), park entrance fees, tour guide and water and snacks for the walk.
Exclusions: Travel to and from Jindabyne, travel insurance, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, other personal expenses.
Where will I be staying?
Discovery Parks Jindabyne is on the foreshore of Lake Jindabyne with charming views of the Snowy Mountains. Cabins are multi share (up to 4 people per cabin) with a shared bathroom in each room. Option to request twin share for an additional cost.
Do I have to carry my own pack?
Yes. You will carry your own daypack which should include extra warm clothing, a rain jacket, water bottle, camera, valuables and personal items such as sunscreen. The remainder of your luggage will be stored safely at your accommodation.
How fit do I need to be?
This trek is graded introductory to moderate. It is an 18.5km round trip. You will be walking five to six hours at a slow but steady pace in one day. You will need a reasonable level of fitness. We suggest 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise (brisk walking, cycling or jogging) three times a week for the months leading up to your trek.
How much do I have to raise?
A minimum of $750 per participant. We will be with you every step of the way to help you reach this goal. We will also send you a comprehensive fundraising toolkit and help you set up an online fundraising page which is an easy way to share your fundraiser with friends and family!
What will the funds I raise be used for?
100% of funds will be used to fund GI cancer clinical trials research through the Innovation Fund grant. This grant is awarded annually and supports critical early stage research – enabling research concepts to be leveraged to larger scale clinical trials.
To find out more about the benefits of joining a Gutsy Challenge trek, watch our interview below with Liz Ryan who took part in the 2015 Mt Kilimanjaro and 2017 Larapinta Gutsy Challenges.
For more information and to register your interest, complete the form below and we will be in touch
Huma Charity Challenge, are our chosen adventure travel partner. Huma are passionate about providing off‑the‑beaten track travel experiences and supporting Australian charities. Huma Charity Challenge is a division of the worldwide adventure travel company World Expeditions.