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Ready for a challenge?

2016 trekkers at geo centre

22 July 2016

Ready for a challenge?

In 2017 Youngcare is offering TWO once-in-a-lifetime adventures – tackling the Simpson Desert or conquering the Great Wall of China. Both treks will be a physical and mental challenge, each day walking many kilometres, but every step you take will help Youngcare work towards our mission of ensuring that no young Aussie has to wake up in aged care. Which challenge will you choose?

Simpson Desert Challenge

It’s the ultimate Australian adventure challenge, conquering a vast, rugged landscape with harsh weather whilst walking more than 250km across the Simpson Desert. The completely isolated environment provides a striking reflection of the challenges that young people with high care needs face on a daily basis.

FAST FACTS

25 May – 4 June 2017

11 days (8 days of trekking)

High difficulty

Fundraising target of $35,000 applies

Youngcare Simpson Desert Trekkers 2016 at the Geographical Centre of the Simpson Desert

Youngcare Simpson Desert Trekkers 2016 at the Geographical Centre of the Simpson Desert

Great Wall of China Challenge

On this challenging adventure, you’ll be taken out of your comfort zone – just like young Aussies living with high care needs. Travel through history, trekking narrow ridges and steep steps on the Great Wall for up to five hours a day. Then, swap the majesty of the Wall for the bustle of Beijing a nd discover the ancient history of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen.

FAST FACTS

7 September – 17 September 2017

10 days (5 days of trekking)

Moderate difficulty

Travel expenses and fundraising target of $5,000 apply

Great Wall of China Trek 2012

Great Wall of China Trek 2012

We are now officially on the search for our 2017 trekkers. Please contact Michelle for more information or to register your interest via [email protected] or 07 3041 3400.

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