GI Cancer Gutsy Overland Challenge
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The GI Cancer Institute

GI Cancer Gutsy Overland Challenge

Trip Duration: 

8 Days

Trip Dates: 


  • Depart
    Return
 
  • 10 Nov 2018
    17 Nov 2018

Activities: 


 
Charity Challenge full pack trek

Accommodation: 


 
6 days trekking with a full pack (14-18kgs), 5 nights camping, 2 nights Launceston Hotel

non refundable registration fee

USD$160

options and supplements


 
Optional Single Supplement Launceston Hotel Only
USD$300
 
Minimum Charity Donation/Fundraised
USD$2800
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Grade: 

Moderate to Challenging

Trip Code: 

GI2
 
Trekking the spectacular Overland Track
Trekking the spectacular Overland Track
Trekking along the spectacular landscape of the Overland track
Trekking along the spectacular landscape of the Overland track
Trekking the spectacular Overland Track
Trekking the spectacular Overland Track
The view from the top of Tasmania, Mt Ossa 1617m
The view from the top of Tasmania, Mt Ossa 1617m
Mount Pellion West, Overland Track
Mount Pellion West, Overland Track
Trekking along the Overland Track
Trekking along the Overland Track
The iconic Cradle Mountain and boat shed at Dove Lake
The iconic Cradle Mountain and boat shed at Dove Lake
Overland Track, Tasmania
Overland Track, Tasmania
 
  • The classic camping based walk along Tasmania's most iconic walking trail with many exciting side trips to raise funds and awareness for GI Cancer clinical trials research.

    The Overland Track holds legendary status as one of the finest walks in Australia.

    Walking from north to south over six days we cover the highest area of Tasmania, from the epic craggy spires of Cradle Mountain to the rainforest-clad shores of the deepest natural lake in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake St Clair. The World Heritage listed landscape is truly breathtaking and will leave you enchanted, inspired and feeling completely connected. With each day and every step, the scenery on the trail varies dramatically taking you through ancient Myrtle forest, glaciated dolerite landscapes, past plateaus covered in sparkling tarns and lakes and to Tasmania's highest peak Mt Ossa. You will have up close encounters with the unique and endemic animals that call this wonderful area home.

    This full pack trek is suitable for first time bushwalkers as the inclusion of food drops and modern equipment will keep your pack as light as possible. Your professional guides will ensure your adventure is immensely memorable and enjoyable, providing support and care, creating delicious meals, and bringing the track to life with their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the Tasmanian wilderness.

  • Challenge Highlights

    • Raise vital funds for your charity the GI Cancer Institute
    • Walk Australia's internationally famous Overland Track
    • Summit Tasmania’s highest peak, Mt Ossa
    • Enjoy delicious 3 course meals prepared by your guides in the evenings
    • Travel with the most experienced operator on Tasmania's iconic trail
    • End each day at scenic campsites in the remote wilderness
    • Explore deep forests, sub-alpine plateaus and spectacular highland landscapes
    • Enjoy close encounters with native animals, birds and stunning endemic plants

 

How this challenge
will help

The GI Cancer Institute saves lives by funding gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer clinical trial research in Australia. Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancers include the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and bowel. GI Cancers are the most common form of cancer, directly affecting more than 24,000 Australians each year and claiming a devastating 33 lives a day. The research that we fund enables Australians with GI cancer to receive the best medical treatment. By conducting research in Australia, our cancer patients receive new treatments three to five years earlier than if the research was to take place overseas. Our clinical trials allow us to find better ways to treat GI cancers.

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