Logistically challenging, physically gruelling and emotionally draining, they ran over 150kms, ascended over 5,500m and travelled over 13,000kms around the country in a race to take on Australia’s greatest and most remote peaks.
In conjunction with Tourism Australia and Qantas Airlines the team set out to have an adventure, inspire people to #GetOutdoors and explore their own country, produce a documentary for television and showcase Australia’s ‘National Landscapes’ program.
The documentary went to air in Australia in 2013 but if you missed it you can watch it again here.
Bimberi Peak (ACT) 1913m > Mt Kosciuszko (NSW) 2228m > Mt Bogong (VIC) 1986m > Mt Ossa (TAS) 1617m >
Mt Woodroffe (NT) 1435m > Mt Zeil (SA) 1531m > Mt Meharry (WA) 1253m > Bartle Frere (QLD) 1622m
The expedition started on 11 April 2013 with Bimberi Peak in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) and finished with a race down the slopes of Bartle Frere in Queensland.
The team are heading to New Zealand in 2014 to attempt to set a world record for the fastest completion of Tourism New Zealand’s Nine Great Walks - 540kms in around nine days. To keep up to date with the latest training, sore feet, aching legs and expedition planning visit our Facebook Page