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Picture this. You are 5, 895 metre high, on the roof of Africa, just about to take your final steps on to the summit of the ‘Dark Continent’s highest mountain; the beautiful majestic Mt Kilimanjaro. As you reach the summit, the memories, the struggles and tribulations of the past six days’ adventure come flooding back and culminate into one euphoric emotion. At that moment, the feeling of achievement and success in reaching your goal is almost overwhelming….YOU FEEL ALIVE!!. For the past six days, you have experienced an array of emotions as you battled and pushed through new personal physical and mental barriers. Having climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, it is impossible not to be changed by the experience in a positive way – almost going home a new person. During your journey, you have discovered much more about yourself, your personal strengths……and limitations. Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is not just about reaching the summit; it is a journey of self-discovery from the day you make the commitment to do it to the day you return home, the memories and the experience will last a lifetime.

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Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge (Make-A-Wish)

  1. 1. Where your charity fundraising changes lives and helps your dream come true12th - 22nd September 2013It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.Sir Edmund Hillary Page | 1
  2. 2. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’ ABOUT THIS ADVENTURE ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 MAKE-A-WISH® AUSTRALIA - HELP GRANT THE WISHES OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LIFE THREATENING MEDICAL CONDITIONS ................................................................... 3 WHY TEAM UP WITH PEAK POTENTIAL ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 HOW TO BECOME PART OF THE TEAM ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 TRIP DURATION..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 DEPARTURE DATE .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 REGISTRATION FEE ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 EQUIPMENT ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 FUNDRAISING TARGET ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 EXPEDITION DURATION ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 PHYSICAL GRADE ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 ACCOMMODATION ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 MISSION ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5 VISION ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 MAKE-A-WISH® AUSTRALIA HISTORY ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 THE FIRST WISH .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 EXPERIENCE ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 A PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 STRONG PARTNERS ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7 FUNDRAISING ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 PREPARATION AND SUPPORT ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 FITNESS REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 TRIP ITINERARY ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 MACHAME ROUTE MAP ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 HOW MUCH MONEY DO I HAVE TO FUNDRAISE? ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 13 HOW DO I FUNDRAISE THE FUNDRAISING TARGET? .................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 WILL I RECEIVE ANY FUNDRAISING SUPPORT? ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 HOW WILL PEOPLE KNOW THAT I AM ELIGIBLE TO FUNDRAISE FOR MAKE-A-WISH? ......................................................................................................................................... 13 WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR RAISING THE MONEY? .................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 HOW DO I FUNDRAISE FOR THE TRAVEL COMPONENT OF THE TARGET? .......................................................................................................................................................... 13 WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T FUNDRAISE THE TARGET IN TIME, CAN I STILL GO ON THE CHALLENGE?....................................................................................................................... 14 CAN I PAY THE WHOLE AMOUNT MYSELF AND RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIPT FOR THE CHARITY PORTION OF THE TARGET? ................................................................................ 14 WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIPT FOR THEIR DONATION? ............................................................................................................................................. 14 HOW DO I COLLECT DONATIONS FROM MY SUPPORTERS VIA CASH/CHEQUE/CREDIT CARDS? .............................................................................................................................. 14 HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE? ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 WILL I GET TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER TEAM MEMBERS BEFORE THE EXPEDITION? .................................................................................................................................... 15 WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE? ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 WHAT ARE THE DIRECT COSTS TO ME? ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 CAN I EXTEND MY STAY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SAFARI? ................................................................................................................................................................................. 15 WHAT IS INCLUDED? ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED? .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 HOW DO I REGISTER? ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 WILL I BE PROVIDED WITH OTHER INFORMATION? ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16BOOKING FORM…….…….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………..…………17TERMS AND CONDITIONS……………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...18-19 Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. 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  3. 3. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’Exclusive Mt Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge - September 2013Picture this. You are 5, 895 metres high, on the roof of Africa, just about to take your final steps on to the summit of the ‘DarkContinent’s highest mountain; the beautiful majestic Mt Kilimanjaro. As you reach the summit, the memories, the struggles andtribulations of the past six days’ adventure come flooding back and culminate into one euphoric emotion. At that moment, thefeeling of achievement and success in reaching your goal is almost overwhelming….YOU FEEL ALIVE!!. For the past six days, youhave experienced an array of emotions as you battled and pushed through new personal physical and mental barriers. Havingclimbed Mt Kilimanjaro, it is impossible not to be changed by the experience in a positive way – almost going home a new person.During your journey, you have discovered much more about yourself, your personal strengths……and limitations. Climbing MtKilimanjaro is not just about reaching the summit; it is a journey of self-discovery from the day you make the commitment to do itto the day you return home, the memories and the experience will last a lifetime.About this adventureTo support Make-A-Wish Australia, adventurers and philanthropists Darren Wise and ShanePophfer are offering you the opportunity to join this exclusive, fully led from start to finish, charityadventure and life changing experience to Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Join the team, raisefunds and help us make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening medicalconditions and enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. There are only 10positions available, so don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the team on this amazingadventure in support of Make-A-Wish Australia.Make-A-Wish® Australia - help grant the wishes of childrenand young people with life threatening medical conditionsMake-A-Wish Australia grants the wishes of seriously-ill children and young people, providinghope, strength and joy when they are needed most. Each year, hundreds of children andteenagers across Australia are affected by life-threatening conditions. Beyond their illness, thesechildren all share a common bond - they all have wishes and hopes for the future. They wish to bedoctors and fire-fighters, to go to exotic places or their ancestral homelands. They wish to meettheir sports heroes or the worlds most influential businesspeople. Some children wish to have alaptop computer, and others wish for a pet they can share their time and love with. Through theMt Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge, Peak Potential will be supporting Make-A-Wish® by raising fundsto make wishes come true for those who need them most. We look forward to sharing theenriching work of Make-A-Wish with you.Why team up with Peak PotentialPeak Potential was founded by renowned adventurers, philanthropists and human performanceadvocates, Darren Wise and Shane Pophfer. Darren and Shane have built a solid, well regardedreputation - not just by taking on extreme adventures, but by extracting the most out of theirexperiences mentally as well as physically. Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is as much a mental challengeas it is a physical one, and Darren and Shane will be there every step of the way to encourage andsupport your journey from start to finish. Previously serving with the Australian Regular Army’selite airborne battalion as paratroopers, Darren and Shane know what it is like to be part of a highperformance team and that cohesive team spirit and effort will emerge victorious in the end.How to become part of the teamComplete the booking form on page 17. You also need to sign the terms and conditions on page19 and send back pages 18 and 19 with the booking form. Please contact Darren on 0407 607 947or email darren@wiseleadership.net.au if you have any further queries or questions. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 3
  4. 4. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’Departure dateThe expedition will depart Sydney on 12 September, 2013.Registration feeThe registration fee is $2,000.Please note the registration fee is in addition to your fundraising target and is non-refundable. You could have this fee reimbursed through your fundraising efforts.Please let us know if you would like to discuss a repayment option. A repaymentoption for the registration fee will be assessed on a case by case basis.Fundraising targetThe fundraising target has been set at $14,000*.To have your Mt Kilimanjaro adventure fully funded including flights, you will needto raise $14,000 *(Includes remaining expedition costs of $7,000). Please refer topage 7 for more information on the unique fundraising structure.Expedition durationThe expedition is for 6 days and 5 nights via the Machame Route.Trip durationThe duration of the entire trip is 11 days.If you decide to stay on to participate in a safari or other holiday activities, theduration will obviously change.Physical gradeChallenging - You should be able to walk at least 11-14 hours with adaypack of up to 10kg. (Weight will depend on your personal gearrequirements for the day. Porters will carry up to 15kg of your personal equipment).Darren and Shane will work with you personally to ensure you are fully prepared forthe expedition both physical and mentally.EquipmentDarren and Shane will discuss your individual equipmentrequirements after you register.Some equipment can be hired at our hotel in Moshi, Tanzania prior to theexpedition.AccommodationThe accommodation will be a comfortable hotel in Moshi, TanzaniaAbout Make-A-Wishand expedition style camping in tents on Mt Kilimanjaro. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 4
  5. 5. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’MissionTo grant the wishes of children and young people with life-threatening medicalconditions and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.VisionAll Australians have the opportunity to share the power of a wish.Make-A-Wish® Australia historyIn 1985, two Australians heard a speech that changed their lives. Since that moment, Make-A-Wish Australia has granted almost7,000 wishes to Australian children with life-threatening medical conditions.The first Australian wish was granted to 16-year-old Shawn Cleland of Footscray in Melbourne in 1985. An avid fan of what wasthen the VFL, Shawns wish was to meet the players of his beloved Footscray Football Club.Shawn had never flown in a plane - so Make-A-Wish added an extra-special touch, flying Shawn to Sydney to see the Bulldogsplay the Swans.Shawns favourite player, Footscray legend, Simon Beasley, paid him a visit before the game, ‘Tell the team that if they get athrashing they deserve a salary cut’, Shawn joked.Make-A-Wish Australia is a non-profit organisation and is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish International. Make-A-Wish organisationscan now be found in 36 countries across the globe.A recent survey found that Make-A-Wish wishes have a significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of wish children.97 percent of parents surveyed observed a ‘noticeable improvement’ in their child’s mental and emotional health following thegranting of their wish and said physical health improved discernibly in as many as 75 percent of cases.Make-A-Wish receives no ongoing government funding and is critically reliant on the generous support of individuals,organisations and fundraising initiatives like the Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge.For further information regarding Make-A-Wish Australia, please call 1800 032 260 or visit www.makeawish.org.auThe first wishAll his life, Christopher James Greicius dreamed of becoming a police officer. This wish was tobecome the inspiration for the largest wish-granting organisation in the world.In 1980, at the age of 7, Chris was diagnosed with leukaemia. Upon learning that Chriss mostcherished wish was to be a policeman, members of the Arizona State Troopers began working toensure his dream came true. They arranged for Chris to take a flight in a police helicopter, ride in apatrol car and presented him with his very own uniform. He was even sworn in as an honorarymember of the force.Sadly, Chris passed away shortly afterwards. But the seed had been planted.After attending Chriss funeral, two of the State Troopers reflected on the experience of makinghis dream come true. They thought that if one boys wish could be granted, maybe the same couldbe done for other children. At that moment, the idea for Make-A-Wish was born. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 5
  6. 6. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’ExperienceAs ex-paratroopers, adventurers and successful businessmen, Darren and Shane know what itis like to push physical and mental boundaries. This experience, combined with a profoundlydeep understanding of the emotional demands of high altitude mountaineering, ensures you will be surrounded by a team ofprofessional and experienced leaders who truly understand your emotional journey. They know how to provide you with the vitalsupport when you need it most; not just on the mountain, but with your physical training and mental preparation in the months,weeks and days leading up to expedition. More people fail to conquer Mt Kilimanjaro mentally than physically.Darren and Shane know firsthand the physical and mental demands of adventure expeditions. They have had previous extensive military training in leadership and teamwork. Their previous military service and training has prepared them to make important decisions quickly under extreme and adverse conditions. They have had ongoing extensive training with individuals and teams, so they know and are fully aware of the dynamics required not just for a successful expedition, but for an enjoyable experience for the whole team. In March 2008, they successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro in three days up the difficult and steep Umbwe Route which is one of the fastest commercial ascents without pre-acclimatisation. They carried their own equipment and utilised only a small support team. In March 2010, over a 5 week global expedition, they summited Mt Aconcagua in Argentina which is South America’s highest mountain at 6,962 metres; they then travelled to Russia and summited Mt Elbrus, which is Europe’s highest mountain at 5,642 metres. Over a 5 week expedition, they climbed over 15,000 metres including acclimatisation, and flew 45,000 kilometres around the world to achieve their expedition objectives. They recently successfully summited Mt McKinley in Alaska which is the highest mountain on the North American continent at a height of 6,320 metres and regarded as perhaps the coldest mountain in the world. They are currently in preparation for their summit attempts of Mt Everest and Antarctica’s Mt Vinson to finish off their ‘Seven Summits’ quest, and becoming two of only a handful of Australian adventurers to complete this high altitude mountaineering crown. They are also currently in preparation for an expedition that, if successful back to back with their Mt Everest attempt, would be an Australian first with only three other people in the world having successfully completed both expeditions. Making a difference is what Darren and Shane are truly passionate about in their adventure pursuits. They are ongoing active supporters of Make-A-Wish, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Legacy; not just through their expedition pursuits, but ongoing through their direct community involvement and committee support. Darren and Shane are not just mountaineers; they are adventurers and peak potential advocates. They thrive on adapting to challenging and demanding environments and conditions. They firmly believe that continued personal growth is achieved through challenging your comfort zones and pushing new physical and mental boundaries.You can read more about Darren and Shane’s previous expeditions and experience at:www.darrenwise.com.auwww.shanepophfer.com.auA philanthropic businessDarren and Shane pride themselves on the continued work they do for the greater communityand their charity causes. Any profits derived from the Peak Potential Charity Challengeexpeditions to Mt Kilimanjaro either go back to the charities they support directly; or fundfuture personal expeditions undertaken in support of worthwhile charities and communitycauses such as Make-A-Wish Australia, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Legacy.Through your support of the Peak Potential Mt Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge, you will be alsomaking a difference to people lives and the world around you. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 6
  7. 7. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’Strong partnersPeak Potential only works with the best, which is why we have chosen our logistics partners carefully for our Mt KilimanjaroCharity Challenge. Peak Potential is pleased to be working with Healthwise Active Travel (HWAT) as our travel and logisticspartner. HWAT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flight Centre, Australia’s largest travel agency. Its extensive experience andlogistical resources will provide our team members with the necessary travel arrangements and support to ensure everyone getsto the expedition and home again as smoothly as possible.All travel component costs raised through fundraising or paid personally will be paid directly to Healthwise Active Travel andheld in trust with Healthwise Active Travel to fund your expedition costs.You can obtain more information about Healthwise Active Travel at: www.hwactivetravel.comFundraisingPeak Potential has designed a simple and transparent fundraising structure to ensure you arerewarded for your charity fundraising efforts. Peak Potential and Make-A-Wish will assist you withongoing comprehensive advice and ideas to ensure you reach your fundraising target. Peak Potentialand Make-A-Wish have also teamed up with Everyday Hero to provide you with a team fundraisingpage that will inform and inspire your charity sponsors with information about your expedition, yourcause and your fundraising target. This fundraising page will also allow your followers to track yourfundraising progress and cheer you on.We will help you with:  Understanding Make-A-Wish and where your fundraising goes  How to formulate a comprehensive fundraising plan  How to plan a fundraising event  How to join and manage the Everyday Hero fundraising team page  How to approach friends, family, colleagues and organisations to support your expedition and Make-A-Wish  Other fundraising ideas and advice to ensure you reach your fundraising goals.As an example, 50 percent of your fundraising would go to Make-A-Wish Australia, and 50 percent would go towards fundingyour expedition costs and travel expenses up to a maximum reimbursement of $9,000 which includes the initial registration feeof $2,000. Below are some examples on how you could approach your fundraising.1. You can opt to pay for your own travel costs ($9,000 including your initial registration fee) as your annual holiday and fundraise the $7,000 charity portion, or your best fundraising endeavours to support Make-A-Wish Australia.2. You can fundraise the entire amount including your registration fee (total of $16,000); ensuring funds raised towards the travel costs are not raised in the name of ‘Make-A-Wish’ and you are transparent with your donors that their donation will be going towards your travel expenses and are not tax deductible.3. You may choose to fundraise as much as you can as per option two and pay the remaining balance that is left of the $9,000 expedition costs if you don’t reach your required fundraising target.4. You may choose to personally fund the entire amount of $14,000 (excludes the initial registration fee) and claim the minimum charity portion of $7,000 as a personal tax deductible donation to Make-A-Wish Australia.There are a few ways that you can structure your fundraising. Make-A-Wish Australia and Peak Potential will help you decidewhich fundraising structure or combination will suit you best. Please also refer to the fundraising FAQ’s on pages 13 & 14 formore information. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or queries with the fundraising structure. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 7
  8. 8. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’Preparation and supportWith any expedition, preparation is vital for success. Peak Potential provides an ongoingtraining and equipment support program during the lead up to the expedition. Regularcontact and support will be ongoing through the Peak Potential Facebook page, as well as byemail, phone and personally as required. The team positions for our exclusive Mt Kilimanjaroexpeditions are usually filled by referral.We strongly suggest you find a local training and expedition partner to undertake thischallenge with you. This will go a long way in providing vital ongoing motivation for training and support, not just leading up tothe expedition, but also during the climb. Healthwise Active Travel will also provide ongoing travel advice and support, gettingyou to the expedition and back home.Fitness requirementsSticking to a fitness program in the months prior to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is a vital part of preparation. It is true that attemptingto become as fit as possible may not ultimately help with the prevention of acute mountain sickness (AMS), but an increasedlevel of fitness will ensure the bodys ability to cope with the change in atmospheric pressure is amplified, making bothacclimatisation and the walking itself far less strenuous. More important than anything else when it comes to climbing, is onescardiovascular (CV) fitness. Cardiovascular fitness refers to the fitness level of the most important muscle in the body - the heart.Exercising for between 20 and 40 minutes approximately 4 times a week will significantly increase CV fitness, leading to moreefficient oxygen consumption by the tissues of the body. This will result in the more effective use of energy supplies, substantiallyimproving your chances of a successful summit attempt.Activities such as jogging, cycling, swimming and boxing all increase the heart rate and improve your CV fitness. The best option isto attempt to include activities that you enjoy, which will improve the chances of actually continuing with a fitness program.Performing the same exercise every time is not recommended, as sooner or later the body becomes accustomed to the trainingand is thus no longer challenged by it. Effective methods of training include cross training and interval training. Cross traininginvolves performing at least two different forms of exercise in one session; whilst interval training includes varying your effortlevel substantially every couple of minutes during a single session. Both of these techniques keep the heart challenged on anongoing basis, ensuring that your CV fitness is constantly on the increase.The closer it gets to the expedition, the longer cardio sessions should last. Ideally, a monthbefore the climb is due to commence, you should be training for around 45 minutes at leastthree times a week. Closer to the commencement of the expedition, it is advisable to includeactivities such as steep hill climbing and long hikes to build up your endurance. Any trainingthat is similar to Mt Kilimanjaro experience will be beneficial, even a short hike every secondweekend. Purchasing a Backpack long in advance and taking it on practice runs will help toprepare your body for the conditions it will experience on the mountain. If you cannot get outinto the mountains regularly, find a gym that has a summit climber in their equipment line-up.These machines work the climbing muscles that will be used during the expedition. Also, aspreviously mentioned, try and do the climb with an expedition partner. An expedition partner is not only a great source ofmotivation leading up to the expedition, but you will be a great support for each other on the mountain - making the wholeexperience more enjoyable.Darren and Shane will be available leading up to the expedition to provide training advice and ensure you are physically preparedfor the expedition. They will also provide valuable advice on your mental preparation and what to expect on the mountain.Mental preparation is vital if you are to succeed, not just on the mountain, but leading up to the climb.Please note that your position on the expedition is not guaranteed. A booking form needs to be completed and an assessmentcompleted of both your experience and fitness level to undertake the Mt Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge safely. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 8
  9. 9. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’Trip ItineraryThe travel logistics and support for the Mt Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge will be operated and supported by Healthwise ActiveTravel (HWAT) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flight Centre.Day 1 - Thursday 12th SeptemberDepart SydneyWe will board an international flight at Sydney for our amazing journey of adventure.Day 2 - Friday 13th SeptemberArrive Moshi, TanzaniaMeals included: lunch, dinnerOn arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, the rest of the day is free torest up for the big climb ahead. In the evening, we will have an expedition briefing and organise your equipment for the climb.You will be able to hire any additional equipment required for the climb at the hotel.Once you register for the challenge, Darren and Shane will discuss with you your equipment requirements and help you decidewhat you should buy or hire to make your experience more comfortable. Darren and Shane have extensive experience withexpedition equipment requirements, and what equipment brands will provide you with the best performance and comfort.Having the right equipment will avoid potential discomforts that could put your summit bid at jeopardy. You will be able to storeyour travel bag and excess equipment that you’re not taking on the climb at the hotel for collection on your return.Day 3 - Saturday 14th SeptemberYour adventure begins!!!Machame Route MapFor the September, 2013 expedition, we have decided to take the Machame Route to the summit. This route is sometimes calledthe Whisky Route. This is a popular route up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through themoorland zones to the Shira Plateau. The track then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields to joinup with the Barafu Route to the summit. The Mweka Route is used for the descent from the summit.Accommodation on the mountain is in tents which the porters will pitch for you. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes andwalking poles. This is a more challenging route up Mt Kilimanjaro, but well within the limits of a fit individual used to trekking andexercise.This is also probably the most beautiful route up Mt Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cookprepares all your meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu Route is in huts, the Machame Route offers strictly tents only.This makes Machame ‘’ better suited to the more adventurous climber and, it rewards them with a scenic splendour such as notseen on the Marangu Route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall, theMachame Route offers you a stunning scenic ‘slide show’ over six days. There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded themost valuable commodity on the mountain - acclimatisation. The Machame Route takes you high to Lava Tower (4,630m) on theday three and brings you down by nearly 700m for an overnight at Barranco Camp (3,950m). This is the secret to successfulacclimatisation. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 9
  10. 10. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’Moshi (915m) to Machame Gate (1,490m)Machame Gate (1,490m) to Machame Camp (2,980m)Hiking Time: 5-7 hoursDistance: 18 kmHabitat: Montane ForestMeals included: breakfast, lunch, dinnerYour day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 50-minute drive from Moshi to the Machame Village (1,490m)where your guides and porters prepare and pack your equipment and supplies. You will receive a lunch pack, and you can alsobuy drinks in the village. If the road is very muddy, it may be impossible to drive from the village to the Machame Gate, and inthis case, it will take us an extra hour to complete the muddy three km walk to the gate. After registering at the park office, youstart your ascent and enter the rain forest immediately. Heavy rains on this side of the mountain often transform the trail into asoggy, slippery experience, so good footgear, trekking poles and gaiters are useful. You will enjoy a welcome lunch stop halfwayup and we will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. Your porters will arrive at camp before you and will erectyour tent before you arrive. In the evening, the porters boil drinking and washing water while the cook prepares your dinner.Night-time temperatures can drop to freezing at the Machame Camp. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 10
  11. 11. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’Day 4 - Sunday 15th SeptemberMachame Camp (2,980m) to Shira Camp (3,840m)Hiking Time: 4-6 hoursDistance: 9 kmHabitat: MoorlandMeals included: breakfast, lunch, dinnerYou rise early at Machame Camp, and after breakfast, climb for an hour to the top of the forest, then for two hours throughgentle moorland. After a short lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira Plateau where you will be able to seeMt Kilimanjaro’s great Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. Sometimes, the walls of the Western Breach are draped withextensive ice curtains. You are now west of Kibo on the opposite side of the mountain from the Marangu Route. After a shorthike west, you reach the Shira campsite. The porters will boil drinking and washing water before serving dinner. The night at thisexposed camp will be colder, with temperatures dropping below freezing.Day 5 - Monday 16th SeptemberShira Camp (3,840m) to Lava Tower (4,630m)Lava Tower (4,630m) to Barranco Camp (3,950m)Hiking Time: 7 hoursDistance: 15 kmHabitat: Semi-DesertMeals included: breakfast, lunch, dinnerAfter breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Mt Kilimanjaro’s looming massif.After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630m. Thisrugged remnant of Mt Kilimanjaro’s earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. Forextra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, you’ll descend for twohours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950m. There are numerous photoopportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are garlanded with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and GreatBarranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful tonotice any signs of altitude sickness.Day 6 - Tuesday 17th SeptemberBarranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Valley (4,000m)Karanga Valley (4,000m) to Barafu Camp (4,550m)Hiking Time: 8 hoursHabitat: Alpine DesertMeals included: breakfast, lunch, dinnerAfter spending the night camped under the imposing Great Barranco Wall, you climb this awesome natural feature, which turnsout to be easier than it looks. Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautiful Mt Kilimanjaroreally is. Continue along Karanga Valley and you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit frommany different angles. For now, all eyes are still on the summit, so turn left and hike up the ridge for another hour to the BarafuHut. There is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Swahili word for ‘ice’. The famous snows of Mt Kilimanjaro arefar above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow stony wind-swept ridge, so makesure that you familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothingfor your summit climb. This should include replacing your headlamp and camera batteries; and to prevent freezing, considercarrying your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed by 7 PM, and try to get a few hours of precious sleep. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 11
  12. 12. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’Day 7 - Wednesday 18th September (Summit Day!)Barafu Camp (4,550m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m)Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp (3,100m)Hiking Time: 8 hours up, 7-8 hours downDistance: 7 km up, 23 km downHabitat: Scree and seasonal snowMeals included: breakfast, lunch, dinnerYou will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your six hour climb,northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim, is the mostchallenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685m) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremelyspectacular sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the Marangu Route; but do not stop here too long, as it will beextremely difficult to start again due to the cold and fatigue. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encountersnow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know thatyou are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your three hour descent from the summit back toBarafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest and collect your gear. You then hike down a rock and scree path into themoorland and eventually through the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100m). This camp is in the upper forest, so you can expect mist orrain in the late afternoon. Dinner, and washing water will be prepared, and the camp office sells drinking water, soft drinks,chocolates and beer!Day 8 - Thursday 19th SeptemberMweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,980m)Mweka Gate (1,980m) to Moshi (890m)Hiking Time: 3 hoursDistance: 15kmHabitat: ForestMeals included: breakfast, lunchAfter a well-deserved early breakfast, it is a short three hour scenic hike back to the park gate. We strongly recommend you nottip your porters until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in aregister. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point(5,685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5,895m) receive gold certificates. From theMweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka Village, normally a muddy 3 km (one hour) hike. In the Mweka Village youwill be served a delicious hot lunch. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations. Youstay overnight at the hotel.Day 9 - Friday 20th SeptemberDeparture from MoshiToday you will book out of your hotel and be driven in the shuttle to Kilimanjaro airport for your return flight home to Australia.Some of you may be staying on to participate in a safari and some people may be travelling on to other destinations in Africa orabroad.Day ten - Saturday 21st SeptemberTransitYou will travel via Nairobi and Bangkok back to Australia.Day 11 - Sunday 22nd SeptemberWelcome home - Share your amazing adventure with your family and friends. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 12
  13. 13. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’How much money do I have to fundraise?The fundraising target consists of two components; the travel costs and the charity portion. The split is approximately 50/50. Youare required to fundraise a minimum amount of $7,000. You can of course fundraise above and beyond this target and alladditional funds raised will go directly to Make-A-Wish and help us grant the wishes of children with life threatening medicalconditions.How do I fundraise the fundraising target?There are four different ways you can raise the fundraising target:1. You may choose to personally fund the entire amount and claim the minimum charity portion of $7,000 as a tax deductible donation.2. You can opt to pay for your own travel costs as your annual holiday and fundraise the charity portion.3. You may choose to fundraise as much as you can and pay the remaining balance yourself.4. You can fundraise the entire amount; ensuring funds raised towards the travel costs are not raised in the name of ‘Make-A- Wish’ and you are transparent with your donors that their donation will be going towards your travel expenses and are not tax deductible.Will I receive any fundraising support?Once you have registered for the challenge, we will assist you in developing your very own ”fundraising plan”. Peak Potential andMake-A-Wish will be available to support you in your fundraising and ensure you are all on track, offer advice and support whererequired.How will people know that I am eligible to fundraise for Make-A-Wish?Once you have registered for the challenge, you will receive a Community Fundraising Kit from Make-A-Wish which will include aform outlining “Your responsibilities as a fundraiser”. You will be required to sign and return this form to Make-A-Wish. Once thisform is received Make-A-Wish will issue you with an authority to fundraise in the form of a letter. This letter can be shown asproof of eligibility.What is the deadline for raising the money? stThe final date for fundraising will be the 1 July 2013.Once you have registered your place on the challenge, we will supply you with a Fundraising Kit which will include a ‘’CountdownCalendar’’. This comprises a schedule listing all the important milestones in the lead up to your trip including payment dates andamounts, and when to arrange your various travel documents.How do I fundraise for the travel component of the target?Many choose to fund their own travel costs, using money normally spent on their annual holiday. Alternatively, you could hold anevent or activity for family and friends who are willing to support your personal travel costs.If you choose to fundraise the travel component you must be transparent with your supporters and ensure they are aware thattheir donation is contributing wholly or partly towards your travel costs. Please note it is important that your supportersunderstand that their donation will not be given to Make-A-Wish and is therefore not a tax deductible donation but acontribution to your travel expenses.For this reason we are unable to accept funds for the travel component of the trip through your Everyday Hero page as thesedonations are automatically issued a tax deductible receipt. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 13
  14. 14. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’What happens if I don’t fundraise the target in time, can I still go on thechallenge?If you fall short of the fundraising target, you can make up the balance yourself and still participate in the challenge. Make-A-Wish and Peak Potential will support you throughout the entire fundraising process. We assist you in setting up an initialfundraising plan (as above) and break the target down into manageable amounts. The experienced Make-A-Wish fundraisingteam as well as Peak Potential will continually support and monitor your fundraising progress with regular correspondence toassist you in meeting your target.Can I pay the whole amount myself and receive a tax deductible receipt for thecharity portion of the target?Definitely, this is a great option if you do not have the time to fundraise but would still like to participate in the challenge whilstsupporting Make-A-Wish. If you choose this option only the charity component is tax deductible.Who is eligible to receive a tax deductible receipt for their donation?Any funds raised for the travel costs of the trip are not tax deductible. All other donations (charitycomponent) are eligible, so long as they are over $2.00 and the donor has not received anything in return for their contribution.For example, sponsorship and donations through your online fundraising page are tax deductible, trivia nights and sausage sizzlesare not.If any donors require a receipt, you must collect their donation amount and contact information (including the donors full nameand postal address) on the Donor Receipt Form issued to you following approval of the Activity. This must be supplied to Make-A-Wish at the end of your fundraiser. We will then organise and send receipts direct to each donor.It’s important to note that the donor must not receive a material benefit or an advantage by way of return for their donation. Formore information on this, go the Australian Tax Office website: www.ato.gov.auIf you are unclear as to what is eligible and what is not please do not hesitate to contact Make-A-Wish.How do I collect donations from my supporters via cash/cheque/credit cards?Donations can be collected in the form of cash, cheques or money/postal orders (these should be made out to Make-A-WishAustralia when funds are being raised as part of the charity component of the challenge). Note that this applies to donationsonly; other payments associated with your fundraising activity (e.g. tickets to an event, or payment for an auction item) should bemade out to the relevant business or you as the fundraiser (if you need to pay for expenses out of the revenue raised).Supporters who wish to make a donation to Make-A-Wish via credit card will need to call us on 1800 032 260 or visit yourEveryday Hero online fundraising page where they can process credit/debit card or PayPal donations.Make-A-Wish cannot process credit/debit card payments relating to any activities associated with your fundraising activity (e.g.credit card payments for tickets to your event, or payments for auction items). Make-A-Wish can only process a credit/debit cardpayment from you for the total amount of net proceeds being donated to Make-A-Wish at the conclusion of your fundraiser. Asthe organiser of the fundraising activity, you are responsible for all financial transactions. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 14
  15. 15. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’How fit do I need to be?Mt Kilimanjaro can be climbed by anyone who is relatively fit and those who are willing to get fit. A significant advantage inundertaking this challenge with Peak Potential is that Darren and Shane will be right with you every step of the way to provideongoing personalised advice and support on your training and fitness requirements to ensure you are ready for the challenge.Will I get to communicate with other team members before the expedition?Yes, there will be plenty of opportunities to communicate with other team members prior to the expedition departure.Peak Potential will establish a group email to keep everyone up to date and to introduce the other team members as they join. APeak Potential Facebook page has also been established that will be used to share fitness training, equipment ideas and ongoingadvice. Just search for Peak Potential on Facebook and like the page to join in.www.facebook.com/peakpotential01What is the minimum age?The minimum age for this expedition is 18 years.What are the direct costs to me?The initial cost to you is the initial registration fee of $2,000.The remaining cost is subject to how well you do with your fundraising. The maximum cost to you including your registration feeis $9,000 which assumes you do not raise any funds to support your expedition. Please also refer to the ‘What is NOT included’section below.Can I extend my stay to participate in a safari?Yes, you can extend your stay to explore more of Africa or to participate in a safari. These arrangements would be at your owncost and an administration fee could apply. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to look at extending your stay.What is Included?  Return airfares to Africa (Ex Sydney)  Transport, airport transfers, private vehicles used throughout the expedition  All park fees, our own selected national park approved guides & porters  Double skinned mountain tents for two people and sleeping mats. Stools, a mess tent and hot water for washing are provided on the mountain  Food on the mountain is abundant and prepared fresh each day by skilled cooks. Typical menus include: Breakfast - fruit, fruit juice, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, oats or muesli, egg, sausages, toast, margarine, honey and jam. Lunch - soup, chips, sandwiches, tea, coffee and hot chocolate, biscuits, pancakes with honey or jam, fruit. Supper - soup, cooked meat or vegetarian meal, fruit, variety of hot drinks  Accommodation only at the Hotel in Moshi - one night prior to the expedition and one night after the expedition  Meals only as indicated in the travel itinerary  Full fitness training support and advice  Personal support and leadership on the expedition from Darren and Shane  Full equipment advice (Arrangement of special equipment purchases overseas to save on costs)  Charity fundraising advice and support  Weatherproof pocket guide all about Mt Kilimanjaro and what to expect. Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 15
  16. 16. ‘Harnessing the Potential Within’What is NOT Included?  Tips to the guides and porters (we would allow USD$250)  Hiring of equipment in Moshi, as well as the purchase of personal mountaineering equipment for the expedition  Travel insurance (it is compulsory to have travel insurance for this expedition)  Meals and drinks outside of the expedition package as indicated in the trip itinerary  Personal expenditure  Passport and visa costs  Vaccinations, medical checks and medication requirements  Only two night’s accommodation is included (one night at the start and one night at the end of the expedition)How do I register?Please complete the booking form on page 17 and email a scanned copy to darren@wiseleadership.net.auor post the original forms to:Darren WiseC/- Wise Leadership International Pty LtdPO Box 3065Rhodes NSW 2138Please also ensure that you sign the terms and conditions on page 19 and return pages 18 and 19 with your booking form.Will I be provided with other information?Yes, upon registration, you will be provided with a charity fundraising kit from Make-A-Wish Australia, as well as an equipmentlist and a personal handbook all about Mt Kilimanjaro and what to expect from the climb.Have more questions?If you have any further questions or would like more specific details on the Mt Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge in support of Make-A-Wish Australia, please contact Darren Wise on 0407 607 947, or email darren@wiseleadership.net.au Tel: 0407 607 947 Email: darren@wiseleadership.net.au Copyright Peak Potential 2012. All Rights Reserved Page | 16
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  18. 18. Wise Leadership International Pty Ltd Booking Terms and ConditionsPlease read carefully the terms in the conditions of contract in completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound to these conditions which constitute theagreement between Wise Leadership International Pty Ltd, Healthwise Active Travel, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flight Centre Ltd (Flight Centre) and you. Theconditions apply to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions unless they are set out in the Booking Form, or are otherwise agreed to writing by the parties. Previousdealing with the parties will not vary these conditions. No purported variation of these conditions will be effective unless in writing and signed by the person so authorised byWise Leadership International and Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre).How to Book:To participate in this Wise Leadership International Mt Kilimanjaro expedition, you must pay a non-refundable registration fee of AUD$2,000 including GST payable to WiseLeadership International Pty LtdPayments and Fundraising:Eligibility to take part in this Mt Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge expedition is contingent upon you raising the minimum fundraising target of $14,000. It is still possible to participate inthe expedition by paying the balance of the expedition costs that was not achieved through your charity fundraising efforts by paying the amount to take your personal contributionup to the required $9,000 to cover the full expedition costs and travel expenses. The full cost of the expedition must be met either through charity fundraising or by you personallyand paid 8 weeks prior to the expedition departure date to Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre). If you raise more that the fundraising target of $14,000, your initial registrationfee will also be reimbursed in full or part depending on the additional charity fundraising achieved. Travel costs are based on arrangements departing from Sydney and exclude travelinsurance & visa fees. Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre) may be able to arrange travel from other cities in Australia, a surcharge will apply. Registered participants will berequired to cover additional travel or accommodation costs required as a result of departing from an alternative destination. All monies raised in the name of Make-A-Wish Australiamust be forwarded immediately to Make-A-Wish Australia along with supporting documents as outlined in the ‘Conditions of Fundraising’. Wise Leadership International, HealthwiseActive Travel (Flight Centre), and Make-A-Wish Australia reserve the right to refuse your application to register. Their decision is final and binding. Should your application be refusedfor any reason, your full registration fee will be refunded to you. Your registration for the expedition will take effect once your registration funds have cleared. Places are limited onthe expedition and are allocation on the first come first serve basis.Cancellations by you:If you wish to cancel your expedition, you must notify Wise Leadership International and Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre) in writing and the following charges will apply: youwill automatically forfeit your registration fee (AUD$2,000). If there are too few participants on your expedition or for other reasons Wise Leadership International and HealthwiseActive Travel (Flight Centre) or Make-A-Wish have to cancel the expedition, you shall be refunded any monies paid to Wise Leadership International that have not been used tosecure your travel arrangements. You may be entitled to full or partial refund on monies that are paid to Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre) on your behalf for travelarrangements and bookings dependant on booking conditions. In the event that your expedition in cancelled and you are given the option of transferring to an expedition thefollowing year, the transferred expedition must be taken within 12 months or your position in the expedition team will be forfeited.Disclaimer: You accept that: Wise Leadership International, Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre), and Make-A-Wish Australia reserve the right to refuse my application to register. Their decision is final and binding. Should my application be refused my full registration fee will be refunded to me. My registration for the expedition will take effect once my registration funds have cleared. Places are limited on the expedition and are allocated on a first come first serve basis, and Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre) will not be liable for any breach of any law by any person with whom you travel on the expedition, andYou may not rely on any representations concerning the expedition made by Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre) which are not contained in these conditions.Release and waiver of liability:In consideration of Wise Leadership International and Make-A-Wish Australia accepting your application and in consideration of you being permitted by Wise LeadershipInternational and Make-A-Wish Australia to join the expedition; You waive any and all claims I may now or in the future have against Wise Leadership International and Make-A-Wish, their officers, employees, agents or representatives (“their staff”) and release from all liability and agree not to sue Wise Leadership International or its staff for any personinjury, death, property damage or loss sustained by me as a result or my participation in the expedition. You acknowledge that this is a high altitude expedition to Mt Kilimanjaro andaccept all the inherent risks associated with such an expedition and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting there from.To the extent permitted by law section 74 of the trade practices act 1974 does not apply to this contract.Privacy:In order to be able to supply a service to you Wise Leadership International will need to collect certain information from you, some of which may be of personal nature. Theinformation may be disclosed to, or collected on our behalf by our service providers to enable the services to be provided, but will not be used for any other purpose.Bookings made in Victoria:This condition 17 and the following statutory warning apply if the booking is made in Victoria. Sections 32J and 32JA of the Fair Trading Act 1999 Victoria (as amended) do not applyto this contract, being a contract for the supply of recreational services.WARNING UNDER THE FAIR TRADING ACT 1999Under the provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1999 several conditions are implied into contracts for the supply of certain goods and services. These conditions mean that the suppliernamed on this form is required to ensure that the recreational services its supplies to you are: Rendered with due care and skill; and As fit for the purpose for which they are commonly brought as is reasonable to expect in the circumstances; and Reasonably fit for any particular purpose or might reasonably be expected to achieve any result you have made known to the supplier.Under section 37N of the Fair Trading Act 1999, the supplier is entitled to ask you to agree that these conditions do not apply to you. If you sign this form, you will be agreeing thatyour rights to sue the supplier under the Fair Trading Act 1999 if you are killed or injured because the services where not rendered with due care and skill or they were notreasonably fit for their purpose, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in this form.NOTE: The change to your rights, as set out in this form, does not apply if your death or injury is due to gross negligence on the supplier’s part. “Gross negligence” is defined in theFair Trading (Recreational Services) regulations 2004.Jurisdiction:This agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties will be construed and taken affect in accordance with and governed by the laws of:Victoria, in the case of a booking made in the state of Victoria, orNSW, in the case of a booking made elsewhere in Australia Wise Leadership International Pty Ltd ABN 47 128 710 154Healthwise Active Travel (Flight Centre) Booking Terms and ConditionsPlease read the following terms and conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with the following terms and conditions. Referencesto ‘us’, ‘we’ and/or ‘our’ in these booking terms and conditions shall mean Flight Centre Limited.Prices:All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed when paid in full. Please note that prices quoted are subject tochange. Price changes may occur by reason of matters outside our control which increase the cost of the product or service. Such factors include adverse currency fluctuations, fuelsurcharges, taxes and airfare increases. Please contact your consultant for up to date prices.Refunds, Changes and Cancellation Fees:We are unable to provide a refund to you until we receive the funds from the relevant supplier. Cancelled bookings will incur charges. These charges can be up to 100% of the cost ofthe booking, regardless of whether travel has commenced. Fees and extra charges will apply where a booking is changed. Fees and extra charges will also apply when tickets ordocuments are re-issued. Where we incur any liability for a cancellation fee or charge for any booking which you cancel, you agree to indemnify us for the amount of that fee orcharge.Deposit and Final Payment:You will be required to pay a deposit or deposits when booking. Your consultant will advise you of how much that will be. All deposits are non-refundable for changes of mind orcancellations. Final payment is required no later than 6 weeks prior to departure unless otherwise stated. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.Payments by Credit Card:Credit card surcharges of 1.98% for Visa, MasterCard and American Express, and 3% for Diners Club will apply when paying by credit card. If for any reason any travel serviceprovider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted, your remedy lies against that provider, and not against us. In the event that payment has been made to usby credit card, you agree that you will not seek to charge back your payment to us. Page | 18
  19. 19. Payments by B-Pay:Please note that BPAY takes up to 3 business days to process. If you are paying by this method you will need to make the payment at least 3 business days prior to the actual duedate. You must notify your consultant of your payment once it has been made.Payments by Cheque:Please note that cheque payments (including bank cheques) require 5 business days to process. If you are paying by this method you will need to make the payment at least 5business days prior to the actual due date. You agree not to stop payment of the cheque even when you cancel a booking. You agree that we may apply the proceeds of the chequeto satisfy any liability you have to us, including any liability in respect of cancellation fees, before refunding the balance to you.Taxes:Airline taxes are subject to change and are confirmed at the time your airline ticket is issued. There may also be a local tax charged at some airports.Travel Insurance:It is compulsory to have travel insurance for this expedition. We are an authorised representative of CoverMore Travel Insurance Services Pty Ltd, Australian Financial ServicesLicence number 241713, on whose behalf we act. You must obtain a Product Disclosure Statement relating to the travel insurance product you are considering purchasing and shouldread that document before making any decision about whether to acquire the product. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade forall overseas travel. Please complete your travel insurance application form, sign it and return it to us. We cannot issue your insurance until this form is provided regardless ofwhether payment has been made. If you decline travel insurance you may be required to sign a disclaimer.Agency:We act as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruiseline operators. Our obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. We have no responsibility forthese services nor do we make or give any warranty or representation regarding their standard. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions andlimitations of liability imposed by these service providers. Your legal recourse is against the specific provider and not us. If for any reason, any travel service provider is unable toprovide the services for which you have contracted your remedy lies against the provider and not with us.Liability:We do not accept any liability of whatever nature, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providersover whom we have no direct control. Under circumstances where liability cannot be excluded, such liability is limited to the value of the purchased travel arrangements. We do notaccept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly byforce majeure or any other event which is beyond our control and which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part.Special Requirements:Please liaise with your consultant regarding any special requirements you may have for your travel arrangements such as special meal and seating requests.Frequent Flyer:Please advise your consultant of your frequent flyer membership details for inclusion in your booking. Please check your frequent flyer program for the specific terms of yourmembership. We cannot guarantee that the supplier will credit you with points for your booking.Passports & Visas:It is your responsibility to ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. Any fines,penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility. All travellers musthave a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine-readable passport.If you need information regarding visa and other travel document requirements for your trip please let us know. We can obtain such information from an external visa advisoryservice provider on your behalf. We do not warrant the accuracy of such information and accept no liability for any loss or damage which you may suffer in reliance on it. If you wish,we can obtain visas for you through this external service and fees will apply.If you are travelling to the United StatesPlease see https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov for information regarding compulsory pre-registration for their visa waiver program. Please note, you may not meet the requirements of ESTAand may be required to obtain a visa.Travel Advice:For travel advice, please contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or visit their website at www.smartraveller.gov .au.Health:You must ensure that you are aware of any health requirements for your travel and ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation. Please check with your localdoctor or specialist vaccination clinic.Travel Documents:Travel documents include (without limitation) airline tickets, hotel vouchers, tour vouchers or any other document (whether in electronic form or otherwise) used to confirm anarrangement with a service provider. Travel documents may be subject to certain conditions and/or restrictions including (without limitation) being non-refundable, non-datechangeable and subject to cancellation and/or amendment fees. Travel documents cannot be transferred to another person to use. All airline tickets must be issued in the name ofthe passport/photo identity holder. An incorrect name on a booking may result in an inability to use that booking and the booking being cancelled. Any errors in names, dates andtimings on your documentation will be your responsibility if not advised at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to collect all travel documents from us prior to travel. As ageneral rule your travel documents will be available for collection 2 weeks prior to departure, however this will depend on your individual arrangements. Please contact yourconsultant to confirm when your travel documents are ready for collection.Privacy Policy:We are committed to protecting your personal information. Our Privacy Policy is available for viewing at www.flightcentre.com.au or in store.Monies Not Held On Trust:All monies paid by you to us will be the property of Flight Centre Limited and will be a debt due and payable to the travel service provider once the services to which the moneyrelates have been provided. You agree and acknowledge that such monies will not be held by us on trust for and on behalf of you and we may hold such monies in any account as wesee fit, including with our own and/or other customer monies.Governing Law:If any dispute arises in relation to the agreement between you and us, the laws of Australia will apply. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of thecourts of Australia, and waive any right that you may have to object to an action being brought in those courts.I acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and that I understand and agree with the above terms and conditions onpages 18 and 19.Signature: _____________________________________________________________Full Name: _____________________________________________________________ Date: ________________These terms were last updated on 16 January 2012. Page | 19

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