Join one of our two 2018 Gutsy ‘Overland’ Challenges in support of GI Cancer research. These adventures will take you through the Tasmanian Wilderness, and are running from 4-11th November and 10th – 17th November, 2018!
Register your interest by filling in our form at the bottom of this page.
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 24,000 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 will provide 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 do I have to walk?
For both of our Gutsy ‘Overland’ Challenges you will be walking just over 60km walk, split over 6 days. Each team will comprise of a max. of 12 people. On some days team members will trek 5km, while on others it can be around 13km.
What is the difference between the 2 Adventure Groups?
Our ‘Tassie Select’ Group will run between 4-11th November – 2 MORE NEEDED TO PROCEED!
- This adventure will involve a series of challenging day walks, where participants will stay in rustic cabin accommodation each night. This group will be lead by Prof. John Zalcberg – former Chair of the GI Cancer Institute Board.
- For full itinerary details – CLICK HERE
Our ‘Overland Track’ Group will run between 10th – 17th November – ONLY 4 SPOTS left!
- This adventure will involve a continuous trek along the Overland Track carrying an 18kg pack and camping each night. This group will be lead by Russell Conley – our Chief Executive Officer.
- For full itinerary details – CLICK HERE
How much do I have to raise?
Each team member has been set the challenge to raise $3,500 as part of their fundraising efforts. Participants will have until the end of November 2018 to achieve their target.
Based on the experience of 40+ previous Gutsy Challenge Adventure participants this target is often well exceeded and we will also provide support to help ensure you reach your goal!
What will the funds I raise 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 will I walk with?
To ensure a sustainable approach, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife restricts group sizes to a max. of 12 people, including your escort. As such, you will join a small group of 11 others to undertake one of these Gutsy ‘Overland’ Challenges.
From past experience people join our Gutsy Adventures as they want to achieve personal goals, whilst also making a difference & improve outcomes for GI Cancer patients and supporting clinical trials.
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 …