'Breast sled' extreme adventurer on Sunshine Coast
A MAN who dragged a sled shaped in the mould of his wife's breasts 3428 kilometres across Antarctica to raise money for breast cancer hopes to inspire other blokes into a life of adventure.
Extreme adventurer Geoff Wilson will mark the two year anniversary of his quest by speaking at C3 Church Kawana Waters' (C3KW) inaugural True Grit Sunday.
'True Grit' is a re-brand the C3KW's long-running Champions Sunday which featured achievers of the likes of Olympic swimmers Duncan Armstrong and Elka Whalan, Wallabies World Cup winning captain Nick Farr-Jones and eight-time world kick boxing champion Stan Longinidis.
"Geoff Wilson is ideal for the launch of a day celebrating overcoming obstacles through faith and determination," C3KW Senior Minister John Pearce said.
"Geoff has faced situations that were out of his control and could have gone either way. While his circumstances were perhaps more extreme, that's not a lot different from what all of us deal with in everyday life."
After completing his trek and raising $200,000 for the McGrath Foundation, Dr Wilson, admitted just how dangerous the Pink Polar Expedition was.
"There were so many ways you could die out there. It was unbelievable," the Gold Coast veterinarian and father of three said.
"You just start thinking of your boy growing up without a dad or (wife) Sarah growing old without a husband . . . I knew how easy it would be to lose a hand or a foot or make a wrong decision like stepping into a crevasse."
Dr Wilson made the crossing unsupported, trekking and kit surfing from coast to coast of Antarctica to smash Norwegian Borge Ousland's 17-year-old record of 64 days by 11 days.
He has also kite-buggied across the Sahara Desert, run the Kokoda Track back-to-back and kite-surfed across the Torres Strait.
True Grit Sunday starts at 9.30am, C3 Church Kawana Waters, 8 November 2015, 3 Premier Circuit, Warana.