Our community is made up of expedition leaders, support team members, partners and supporters.
Each person brings unique strengths and skills and together, we all contribute to the success of the expedition.
In one of the most audacious polar expeditions ever undertaken, Gareth and Richard will attempt to cross the entire continental mass of Antarctica, unsupported, using manpower alone.
This stands as the longest ever unsupported ski crossing of Antarctica (2023km) and the first unsupported ski crossing of Antarctica by an Australian or a New Zealander whilst providing scientists with a unique dataset of help to address climate change.
In a never before completed expedition, ANTARCTICA 2023 is a journey of more significance than a mere ski-crossing of Antarctica! As a critical part of th 75 day mission, the explorers are charged with collecting a unique set of climate data not available anywhere else. With access to this mission data, scientists will be able to make better informed hypotheses and models about the further of Earth’s climte! As a company that believes in a net zero future and a more sustainably built environment, ForestOne is thrilled to support The Last Great First Pty Ltd and play a small role in this mission to benefit the future of our planet.
Cornwalls is very proud to support Gareth and Richard and the team from The Last Great First on their inspirational expedition across Antarctica.
Their efforts have and will inspire people to think beyond the day to day, to imagine new possibilities and to push boundaries.
We look forward to following them on their journey.
Supporting doctors who are great examples for our profession is important to us, which is why we supported Gareth and Richard when they went to the North Pole and we are joining their next mission to the South Pole. A core tenet of doctor wellbeing is setting goals and pursuing passions outside of medicine and no on exemplifies this better than these two. We are sure their journey will insupire other doctors to pursue their own interests and explore new things. We wish Gareth and Richard a safe crossing and we look forward to following their journey and sharing it with our Medworld doctors.
Day Hospitals Australia
As the peak industry body for the day hospital sector, Day Hospitals Australia actively advocates and represents over two thirds of all day hospital facilities nationally to ensure relevancy and sustainability within the healthcare industry. Through ongoing support, promotion of best practice, developing key partnerships at a strategic level, and expanding consumer awareness and engagement, Day Hospitals Australia champions same day healthcare as the ‘First Choice’ for consumers.For more information about Day Hospitals Australia and to view a list of our current members, please visit our website www.
Community Partners and Supporters
The team of The Last Great First Pty Ltd are deeply grateful to our partners and supporters for their commitment to our organisation and our expedition ANTARCTICA 2023. They are congratulated for their desire to be involved in a historic polar expedition, that will further scientists’ knowledge on Antarctic and global climate change as well as human endurance education.
This will create a better understanding of human impact on our planet as a whole.
As former Scouts, the members of the The Last Great First Pty Ltd have a passion for exploring the wilderness fostered by their scouting endeavours at a young age. Thank you to Scouts for allowing us to work together to foster that same passion in a new generation of great explorers.
ANTARCTIC SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Adventurers are passional advocates for environmental custodianship and scientific understanding of the vast pristine wilderness that Antarctica represents. Thank you to Antarctic Science Foundation for supporting and furthering these ideals.
Scouts Aotearoa is excited to partner with the team from The Last Great First, to inspire the next generation of explorers and for the expedition Antarctica 2023 to contribute to our purpose of empowering youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference.
Additionally, we are grateful for the expedition’s involvement in our Better World Antarctica program, where we are enabling youth to learn more about the unique landscapes and ecosystems of Antarctica, the role Antarctica plays on a global scale and how our actions can impact Antarctica. We consider it an incredible opportunity for our young people to learn first hand from fellow Scouts, Gareth and Richard, as we follow them on a expedition of a lifetime.
Always capturing the essence and spirit of the ANZAC tradition through it’s meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography. Thank you to Australian Geographic for supporting conservation, adventure and communities and recording them for all to see.
United Heroes, by Sport Heroes, is the wellness and sports community that helps you engage your teams and
promote physical wellbeing. We’re proud to be animating the digital community behind the team from The Last Great First, enabling the community to follow their journey.