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Dr. Geoff Wilson has long been fascinated with the extremes of human endurance and in this solo journey across Antarctica. He intends to break the current record of 5,200 km for the ‘longest solo unsupported polar journey’ in human history crossing the coldest naturally occurring point on planet Earth, the summit of Dome Argus. No human has climbed Dome Argus on foot, a true adventure first.

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The Journey


The Longest Journey is an attempt to explore the very far reaches of human tenacity and endurance, a journey of Polar Exploration.

Geoff Wilson has long been fascinated with the extremes of human endurance and in this solo journey across Antarctica. He intends to break the current record of 5,200 km for the ‘longest solo unsupported polar journey’ in human history crossing the coldest naturally occurring point on planet Earth, the summit of Dome Argus. No human has climbed Dome Argus on foot, a true adventure first.

A journey such as this will always have a back story that inspires, motivates and drives the journey forward. For Geoff his motivation comes from not only his family and friends, but the lifelong connections he has made through the McGrath Foundation.  Geoff’s passion for the incredible support and work of the McGrath Breast Care Nurses provides rocket fuel for his endeavour and will ensure no hardship will turn him back.

The connection between Breast Cancer Sufferer and Breast Care Nurse is very like the relationship between Geoff solo in Antarctica and his wife and family support back home. The stories of survivors, nurses and on ice challenges shall be told during “Conversations from the Ice” during the Polar Saga.

The official journey kicks off on October 19th, 2019 with the Pink Polar Gala Ball.  This is a major fundraising event to launch The Longest Journey team’s fundraising. All money raised going directly to the McGrath Foundation with Geoff and family personally funding the expedition with corporate support. 

Straight after the Gala Ball Expedition Launch Geoff will depart for South Africa, then Antarctica to begin the most gruelling challenge of his adventure career so far.

Geoff Wilson

“Through endurance we conquer.” 

Ernest Shackleton

Your support goes a long way

Every cent that is donated via the Longest Journey website and all proceeds from the Pink Polar Ball go directly to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia. The foundation currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support.  

 

The McGrath Foundation offers a completely free service to those who are often suffering physical, emotional and financial stress. From the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment, the highly-qualified nurses are there to help. While more than 75,000 families have been supported since 2005, more nurses are needed to meet the growing rate of breast cancer diagnosis in Australia.

Geoff Wilson and the team behind The Longest Journey aim to raise $250,000 to support the ongoing work by the McGrath Foundation by the time Geoff completes his solo and unsupported expedition across Antarctica.  The expedition will take 80 – 90 days and when completed will be the longest unsupported polar journey ever made by man

Geoff will be motivated throughout his challenge by the selfless donations that are pledged by all of us back home, as we all work together towards raising funds for a wonderful cause.

We are all reminded that there are many women, men, family and friends being impacted by this devastating disease.  The McGrath Breast Care Nurses provide support and guidance through a difficult time for sufferers and family alike.

You too can help, pledge a donation today. 

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Motivated by their stories

Take a look at what is means to be a McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse and how these selfless individuals dedicate the highest level of care and compassion to women and men whose lives are affected by breast cancer.

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