Mt Everest Base Camp, May 2018
Arguably one of the world’s best known climbs – Mt Everest Base Camp sits at an altitude of over 5,500m. The private trek with Ascent Himalayas took the team a total of 18 days. The trek was slow and arduous to allow for slow acclimatisation, allowing the team to reaching their goal!
The team braved more than the mountain on this trek, and came home with many incredible stories to share.
Many thanks to Warren Thompson (team captain), Mark Orkney, Wayne Lamb , Zlatko Kulenovic, Karen Ling, Faye Stewart, Petina Weggelaar, Katie Colgan and Michelle Bennetts who’s efforts raised in excess of $38,000!
QV1 Abseil, 2018
The QV1 Descent is WA’s highest single pitch building abseil being 40 storey’s high, 160 metre abseil and this year saw 14 people undertake this very unique challenge! Abseilers included Michelle and Jamie, who’s own daughter Sahara was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma (the most common form of brain cancer in children) – you can read more about their story here
Together – these brave individuals raised nearly $20,000 – a truly amazing effort on all counts.
Survivor East Kimberley
In June 2017 a team of six, led by Ambassador Phil Britten, trekked through some of Western Australia’s most extreme, remote and rugged wilderness. Participants got to experience the East Kimberley region in all its natural splendour and breathtaking beauty.
During the trek, the team were required to navigate remote locations and apply survival strategies, whilst being fortunate enough to spot saltwater crocodiles, exotic birds, pristine waterways and spectacular gorges along the way. Organised by Adventure Out Australia, this life changing adventure put the team through their paces with challenges but rewarded them with sleeping under the Kimberley stars.
Thank you to this team who raised near $25,000 for childhood brain cancer research
This Adventure took five participants in June to Iceland – a land of fire and ice.
The team went diving and snorkelling in the crystal-clear, near freezing waters of Silfra, the fissure between the North American and Eurasian continents. The spectacular Silfra provided a very rare opportunity to dive between two continental plates.
If diving the Silfra Fissure wasn’t challenging enough, then the team climbed Hvannadalshnúkur – Iceland’s highest peak at 2,110 metres. Whilst ascending Hvannadalshnúkur, the team had to navigate numerous crevasses and slippery slopes. The trip down was no less demanding.
The team, led by Narelle Antonio, enjoyed Nordic activities such as snow mobiling, glacier exploring and a trip to the legendary Blue Lagoon.
This team raised over $20,000 which went towards funding The Global Collaboration Fund.
Team Thailand consisted of a group of 10 warriors led by our very own director Moira Clay.
This Adventure took place in stunning Ao Nang in the Krabi Provence for Mandirigma Camp, where the team underwent a five day intense martial arts camp that challenged body, mind and soul.
The team came home reenergised and sporting many fine bruises, but unanimously agreed it was a life-changing experience.They also raised almost $40,000 that went towards the Brain Tumour Immune Therapy Project at Telethon Kids Institute.
Led by Emma George and Ernie Dingo – nine families headed off into the Murchison for our very first family adventure.
The tech-free week long adventure took in basic camping skills, camp oven cooking, a movie night, stargazing and visits to sacred sights, the Shire of Cue and many other incredible locations. Our families raised nearly $25,000.
Japan was an arduous adventure with spiritual purpose led by The Pirate Ship Foundation Director Matt Fitzgerald in September 2017.
A team of six busy Dads (with 17 children between them!) undertook a tough bike trip from Nagano Zen Koji Temple to Fuji Sengen Jinja which was mainly mountain cycling over 324km covered with 6,070m elevation gain!
It was a tough two days trek from base to peak and back again. A true pilgrimage that Japanese used to do to appease the main Goddess Fuji San to help those in sickness to get through their ordeal.
This adventure began by sitting in absolute silence in the 7th century built Nagano Zenkoji Temple – a time of deep reflection, followed by the placement of two symbolic offerings for all of the children and their families affected by brain cancer.
And finished at Japan’s highest peak, Mt Fuji – cold, wet, and tired, to a sunrise like none of them had ever experienced.
Thank you to all the wonderful donors and sponsors of this adventure, which has raised near $100,000 for childhood brain cancer research.
Premier Martial Arts Academy has been a member of the Adventurers since it all started in 2010. Premier Academy’s director Zak Jovanov has been organizing various events yearly to keep fundraising towards this great cause.
“My daughter was diagnosed with medulloblastoma a form of brain tumour at the age of two years in 2009, she went through the whole process at PMH ward 3b, brain surgery, chemotherapy and now at the age of 10 going into grade five living an extraordinary life. I joined The Adventurers in 2010 and I was part of the first group that Climbed Mont Blanc in France.
As this cause is very close to mine and many peoples hearts, our Martial Arts Academy, Premier Martial Arts and its members have been and will be doing various events through out every year to keep rising funds for The Adventurers”.
Kilimanjaro team members included Zak Jovanov, Slagjana Jovanov, Kristina Antonova, Marti Quinlan, Stuart Pestana, Kyle Nolan and Hasib Sarvari.