Pink Polar Expedition hero welcomed home

Gold Coast adventurer Geoff ‘The Vet’ Wilson will receive a hero’s welcome at the Sydney Opera House this morning.

He’ll be greeted by former Australian cricket star Glenn McGrath, following his Pink Polar Expedition across Antarctica to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.

The special homecoming will celebrate Geoff’s amazing feat which saw the local father become the first Australian to cross the Continent coast to coast, solo and unsupported.


The 43-year-old’s also just the third person in history to make the incredible journey and he did it faster than anyone, completing his 3,428.53km voyage in 53 days – smashing the previous record for a solo and unsupported crossing of Antarctica by 11 days.

All the while, Geoff was dragging a pink ‘boobsled’created using a mould of his wife’s breasts to symbolise the purpose of the Pink Polar Expedition – to raise breast awareness and funds for the McGrath Foundation.

The father of three will also share this morning’s special media conference with his wife and children.

It marks Geoff’s first interviews since leaving Antarctica on the weekend and making his way home via Chile.

He’ll be joined, not only by McGrath, but McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director Tracy Bevan.

Geoff’s good friend and his main inspiration for the expedition, two-time breast cancer survivor Kate Carlyle, will also get to give her mate a hug.

The press event will be held at 9am (Queensland time) and will be followed up this afternoon with a Gold Coast radio exclusive on 102.9fm Hot Tomato at 3.10pm with Mal and Luke.

You can still donate to the cause at the Pink Polar website. is affiliated with Hot Tomato Broadcasting Corporation.