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Meet five inspiring Australians

To find our trekkers, we asked: what are you staying strong for?

The five top answers were real stories of inspiration, strength and humanity. They came from Michelle and Renata, who both have families struck by Osteoporosis, Pip, who first walked the Overland Track 30 years ago, Karen, an aged care nurse who knows how important strong bones are, and Nikolas, who’s staying strong so he can lift his grandson, who has mobility issues and needs to be lifted every day.

We couldn’t think of five people more deserving to win such a wonderful prize, a four-day hike across the Overland Track, through ancient rainforests, over beautiful summits, across sweeping moorlands, along alpine rivers and even past an abandoned mine. It really will be the trip of a lifetime.