From mountains, deserts and the coast – George’s Trifecta for GI Cancer

George Lancaster is no stranger to Gutsy Challenges. This May, George will be tackling his third Gutsy Challenge in eight years, trekking to the 12 Apostles.

In 2015, George climbed 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) to reach the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro in the Kilimanjaro Gutsy Challenge. He took on the challenge with his family.

“The entire experience was a delight from start to finish, especially as it was my first time in Africa. Our guides were so exceedingly gracious and friendly. It whet my appetite to return some day for another guided walking adventure.”

After his African adventures, George set his sights a little closer to home, trekking for five days in the Larapinta Gutsy Challenge in the Northern Territory.

“I just love the outdoors and the slow exploring of it by foot. Knowing I’m also raising funds for GI Cancer research at the same time makes it even sweeter.”

This year, George will be part of a team of 10 people making their way along the wild Victorian coastline to raise vital funds for GI cancer research. He will be joined by his wife, GI Cancer Institute Philanthropy Manager, Nicky Lancaster.

“Doing this trek is important to me because it’s important to my spouse. I’ve also come across this disease too often with acquaintances while living in Japan, where stomach cancer rates are high”, says George. The Lancaster family have raised over $30,000 from their three Gutsy Challenge treks! An incredible achievement which will support vital new research into GI cancers.

Having covered off epic mountains and wild deserts, we wish George and Nicky the best of luck on their coastal Gutsy Challenge to the 12 Apostles!

To read more about George and Nicky’s epic Gutsy Challenges, you can find George’s travelogs here:

Mt Kilimanjaro Travelog

Larapinta Trail Travelog