Trip dates:

11 -13 November 2022

 

Challenge duration:

1 day

Accommodation:

Twin share in ski lodge with shared bathrooms

Registration fee:

$290 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$1,040 *excludes airfares*

Fundraising target:

$3,000

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

Trip dates:

11 – 13 November 2022

 

Challenge duration:

1 day

Registration fee:

$290 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$1,040 *excludes airfares*

Accommodation:

Twin share in ski lodge with shared bathrooms

Fundraising target:

$3,000

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

“A very special experience with so many wonderful people who inspired me with their brave and kind hearts.”

Anna Morris, Inspired adventurer 2018

Did you know, 1 in 20 Australian children are born with a birth defect or genetic disease, including cancer?

As part of this epic adventure, you’ll trek to the summit of Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, to advance the treatment and prevention of childhood genetic diseases, including cancer, so every child has the opportunity for a healthy start to life.

Following well-worn tracks under the light of the stars, you’ll trek up above Lake Cootapatamba – Australia’s highest lake, between rolling peaks, past historic huts, granite rock formations and weathered snow gums, along a gently winding path to the summit. 

Best of all, with every step you take, you’ll raise vital funds for world-leading research to find cures for children’s genetic diseases, including cancer, by supporting the scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Kids just want to be kids. But for 1 in 20 Australian children born with a genetic disease, days are filled with transplants, medication or chemotherapy instead of bike rides and play dates.

It shouldn’t be this way.

With over 6,000 different known genetic diseases – most of which are poorly understood and have no specific treatments or cures – research is more important than ever, but it takes time and money.

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is dedicated to funding innovative research to help find cures for genetic diseases affecting children. 

With your support, CMRI scientists can conduct world-leading research into children’s genetic diseases, so every child has the opportunity for a healthy start to life.

The funds you raise could help develop a cancer database to help clinicians choose the best available treatment, provide more gene therapy cures for inherited diseases in children, develop regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapies, and find new and better treatments for every type of cancer

“As researchers, we don’t accept that any disease is too hard to understand, or that any problem is too difficult to overcome.” – Professor Roger Reddel AO, Director of CMRI

Want to learn more? Enter your details in the form to instantly receive your information pack.

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Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.

For a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, download the information pack by filling in the form.

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is ranked 3/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. Summiting Mount Kosciuszko is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 18 kilometres in a single day. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy the experience. 

You’ll be well supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You’re free to move at your own pace and we’ll take frequent breaks.

How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You will have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we will also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

Who will I be travelling with?

We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures usually have 10 – 20 people aged from 18 to 90+ (younger ages considered on request). You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.

The group will be led by a local tour guide with expert knowledge of the region. Many groups will also be accompanied by an Inspired Adventures team leader or doctor to support and motivate the team.

Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work.

Do I need to have travel insurance?

Travel insurance is highly recommended for domestic adventures, to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We advise that you purchase your policy as soon as possible. It’s up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you’ll need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

We understand the dilemma of making travel plans when the world feels unpredictable right now. You can still register for an Inspired Adventure in complete confidence, because we promise to look after you should COVID-19 travel bans affect your plans.

If COVID-19 travel bans mean your Inspired Adventure cannot go ahead as scheduled, we will endeavour to reschedule the departure to a later date to allow you still to travel as planned.

Inspired Adventures requires that all travellers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as described in government guidelines and ground operator requirements.

For more information please refer to the COVID-19 hub on our website.

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