In 2017-2018, a team of intrepid adventurers will climb one of the seven summits, Aconcagua, in Argentina.
Aconcagua (Ah-kon-CAR-gwa) is the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas, rising 1,000m above its neighbours and is visible from the Pacific coast 100 kilometres away. This will be a challenging climb of 6,962 metres which will test our gutsy climbers physically and mentally. As one of the Seven Summits - Mt Aconcagua is a formidable challenge and roughly only 50% of climbers reach the summit. The weather is known to change at any moment and the strong winds are particularly harsh. This combined with the altitude factor will really test our Gutsy team on their journey to the top!
The team are raising funds to support innovative and vital research into gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer, to provide better treatments for people living with GI cancer. Our ultimate aim is to make GI cancer a disease of the past.
GI cancer affects the oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bowel. Over 24,000 Australians are diagnosed every year and 33 Australians die every day. That's one person every 45 minutes.
The five-year survival rate is just 49% and we want to lift it!
Please join us in reaching the top - donate to support the team today.