During 2018 we ran the ‘Overland’ Gutsy Challenge in support of GI Cancer research. This adventure involved trekking the Tasmanian Wilderness, with two groups taking part between 4- 17th November, 2018!
This Gutsy Challenge has now been completed!
When joining a ‘Gutsy Challenge’ you embark on a remarkable journey to discover your inner philanthropist as you raise money for an important cause – ie improving treatment options and ultimately life outcomes for the 28,000 Australians diagnosed with Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Cancer every year.
At the same time you partake in an adventure of discovery … perhaps you’ll even discover how far your personal boundaries stretch as you take on a physical challenge.
Huma Charity Challenge, are our chosen adventure travel partner as they are passionate about providing off‑the‑beaten track travel experiences. Through Tasmania Expeditions, this adventure provided travellers with the best wilderness experience accessing regions of great natural beauty. Huma Charity Challenge is a division of the worldwide adventure travel company World Expeditions.
How far did the team walk?
Both of our Overland Gutsy Challenge teams walked over 70km, split over 6 days. Each team comprised of 8 people.
How much did the team raise?
Each team member was set the challenge to raise $3,500 as part of their fundraising efforts. Most in this group well exceeded their personal target and over $110,000 was raised by the 16 people who took part in this challenge.
What will the funds raised be used for?
100% per cent of all funds will be used to fund Gastro-Intestinal (GI) clinical trials research and the GI Cancer Institutes’ ‘Innovation Fund’ annual grant. This grant supports critical early stage research – enabling research concepts to be proven and ultimately leveraged to larger scale clinical trials.
Who took on this Gutsy Challenge?
Like the Gutsy Adventures we have run in previous years, this group of trekkers comprised of individuals who wanted to achieve personal goals, whilst also making a difference & improve outcomes for GI Cancer patients and supporting clinical trials. We had a mix of medical professionals, GI Cancer survivors, family & friends of those who had lost someone to a GI Cancer and individuals who work within the pharmaceutical industry supporting GI Cancer clinical trials and new treatment development.
As Trish Lawler – one of our 2017 Gutsy Challenge participants, who trekked the Larapinta Trail – explained ..
” The Larapinta Gutsy Challenge was a fantastic experience. To be able to raise money for such a good cause and then training and pushing myself to do the trek was very rewarding. The day we climbed Mount Sonder was physically the most arduous thing I have done, but now I look back with a great sense of achievement.”
About Huma & World Expeditions
- 30 + years experience
- The most experienced operator on The Overland Track
- Experienced and professional guides and quality equipment
- An unblemished safety record
- 24 hour backup
- A commitment to sustainable travel practices
- They look forward to helping you explore our amazing wilderness ‑ the right way.
View this short video for more on the adventure that awaits …