The Gutsy Challenge

The Gutsy Challenge

Continuing our proud partnership with the GI Cancer Institute, Walker Wayland is entering multiple teams into the Institution’s ‘Gutsy Challenge’ fundraising event.

Since 1991 the GI Cancer Institute has been a global leader in studies of gastro-intestinal cancer including; stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas and bowel cancers. The institute aims to improve the treatment options and outcomes for individuals diagnosed with these cancers through a strong focus on clinical trials research.

All funds raised by the gutsy challenge goes towards the GI Cancer Institute’s annual innovation fund grant.

With an overall survival rate of just over 50% – and as low as 9% for pancreatic cancer – GI cancers kill more Australians everyday than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. By participating in the Gutsy Challenge you are helping the GI Cancer Institute to raise essential funds for research to improve these survival rates and the quality of life for people diagnosed with GI cancer.’

Walker Wayland’s teams will be taking part in three gutsy events, links have been provided if you would like to support our teams in raising funds for this important cause.

  • The Gutsy ‘L’etape’ cycle challenge on the 29th of November. A demanding 170 kilometre cycling track across the mountains of Jindabyne, involving a 3000 metre climb.


  • The Gutsy Cape to Cape Challenge from the 14th of September to the 22nd. A 135km hike up the coastline of Western Australia and through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.


  • The Gutsy Southern Alps Challenge from the 17th of November to the 23rd. A 70 kilometre trek through New Zealand’s mountain ranges. This hike involves two challenging 1800 metre climbs up Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring.

If you would like to donate to the GI Cancer Institute, you can do so through the following link.