In a few short days father and son-in-law pair, Geoff Wilson and Simon Goodburn will be flying out to take on the expedition of a lifetime. Destination: Greenland.

The duo are looking to become the first Australians to cross Greenland (South to North) unsupported, and are looking to break a few records along the way.

Unsupported meaning they have to tow all of their supplies and belongings behind them in two expedition-pulk sleds weighing a sturdy 150 kilograms each, and they cant even accept a hot drink from anyone along the way. Not that they are expecting to come into contact with many people en route, aside from odd polar bear sighting.

Hailing from the Gold Coast on Australia’s east coast means there has been no snow to train in, so the boys have had to visualise the soft sand beaches as vast plains of snow and ice, and in place of sleds, which have already been shipped to Greenland, they’ve been hauling tyres.
Soon they would have traded their semi-tropical autumn starts for sub zero arctic conditions, and the flat sand for ice fields and deep crevasses – but they wouldn’t have it any other way – their eyes both on the prize of crossing Greenland in the fastest ever time while raising money and awareness for breast cancer with the McGrath foundation.

Check back here for daily progress reports directly from the boys once they touch down on the other side. All the best fella’s. It’s time.

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