About Our Spirit

Background

Our Spirit was established by Aidan Grimes in 2004 to support the growing demand for adventure challenges and adventure treks from our corporate clients under our previous name of Wellbeing Solutions Pty Ltd, where we have been providing corporate health and wellbeing programs and adventure walks since 1989. Since then, Aidan has become an exceptional trek leader and keynote speaker.

Our Spirit's Adventure Treks are as much about celebrating and commemorating the achievements of historical legends as they are about motivating you to reach your highest potential today.  It's about "having a go" and gaining an appreciation of the things our indigenous people, war heroes, pioneers, and modern sports people endured and how that can be translated to you personally.

For example, our PNG adventures emphasize the indigenous, cultural and historical significance of the Kokoda Track, Black Cat Track and Shaggy Ridge Tours, including the 1942 battle that saved Australia from foreign invasion. 

 

Many people have the training, skills and knowledge to achieve great things in life; but it's your passion, instinct and spirit that gives you an edge.  We create an environment for you to experience something real and out of the ordinary - experiences that remove any perceived limitations you may have. 

Credentials

Our Spirit boasts an impressive record of success with every client safely completing their chosen challenge. Our unique adventure treks and personal development initiatives have specific preparation programs developed by our team of qualified exercise physiologists who enable you to be physically prepared and up to each challenge. We give you the tools to help you reach your physical and psychological potential so you can maximise your enjoyment when you "experience what's out there". 

Safety & Quality
 
Experience & Leadership
 
Sustainability & Respect
 
Passion & History
 
Expert Preparation

As an organisation, we are proud of our:

  • unsurpassed safety record
  • comprehensive risk management strategy
  • commitment to service quality management
  • highly experienced and qualified leaders from specialist fields
  • small groups/charter groups, ensuring personal attention and interaction with our leaders, local guides and fellow adventurers.
  • highly respectful relationships with the indigenous peoples from Australia, PNG and elsewhere
  • continuous feedback from participants who share how the Our Spirit experience has positively impacted on their lives.

Our Spirit delivers adventure treks and personal development initiatives in a unique way that enables you to remove any perceived limitations you may have and reach your highest potential as an individual as well understanding the collective power of a team.

Some of Our Spirit's major clients from our corporate programs and adventure challenges include the Australian Defence Force, NSW Police Force, NSW Police Legacy, NSW Fire Brigade, NSW Ambulance, Federation University, Victorian Aboriginal Health Services, The Armidale School, Colliers International and subsidiary PRDNationwide, Julian Burton Burns Trust, Computer Associates, Ericsson, Microsoft and Vodafone just to name a few.  

Implementation

All Our Spirit adventures have a 3 month, event specific preparation exercise and nutritional training program, which is developed by our qualified exercise physiologists. Execution of these program ensures that every client is physically ready and able to enjoy their chosen adventure with us. Additionally, we provide clients with timely, comprehensive event specific advice, instruction and checklists for travel arrangements, adventure equipment and other preparatory requirements. 

Initiatives

Our Spirit adventures are synonymous with key events that shaped Australia's evolution, such as the 1942 battle on the Kokoda Track that saved Australia from foreign invasion. Our adventure treks are as much about celebrating and commemorating what historical legends achieved in their time, as what we are capable of achieving in our lives today. Our Spirit creates the perfect environment for you to develop an appreciation of what our war heroes, indigenous people, pioneers and modern sports people endure(d) and how that can be translated to you personally.  We are dedicated to providing opportunities for you to experience what's out there through adventures that are rich in cultural, environmental or historical significance and that are often extreme in nature.  Our Spirit delivers adventures in a unique way that enables you to remove any perceived limitations you may have and reach your highest potential as an individual as well as understanding the collective power of a team. 

Integrity

Our Spirit is committed to ethical business practices and believe integrity creates and leaves a legacy that is fundamental to our culture. Sustainability and respect are the cornerstones of our relationships of the countries, land owners and indigenous people who enable us to deliver our adventures.  

Our brand is built on integrity supported by the pride and passion of a committed team of contributors. We are extremely grateful to all our contributors, in particular our families, friends and suppliers who are critical to our success. 

Memberships

Our Spirit is a current member of the following organisations:

Kokoda TrailKokoda Track

  • Aboriginal Tourism Australia
  • Institute of International Peace Through Tourism association (IIPT)
  • World Responsible Tourism
  • 2nd 16th Battalion
  • 2nd 14th Battalion
  • 39th Militia

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Upcoming Events

2017 Kokoda Trek (11 Day Trip)2017 Kokoda Trek (11 Day Trip)24 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017Join us on this incredible 9 day adventure walk in the footsteps of the Aussie Diggers. Limited group size. Guided by an experienced Australian leader with comprehensive local knowledge and customs and an unwavering passion for the Kokoda history, hidden battle sites, treasures and most importantly its legacy, you will experience the highs and lows of the treacherous Kokoda Track with a sense of courage, endurance and mateship without the ultimate sacrifice that our digger's made before us.More...Book Now for Individual or Group Member...Book Now for Family...Add to Calendar
2017 Kokoda Trek (11 Day Trip)2017 Kokoda Trek (11 Day Trip)15 Jul 2017 - 25 Jul 2017Join us on this incredible 9 day adventure walk in the footsteps of the Aussie Diggers. Limited group size. Guided by an experienced Australian leader with comprehensive local knowledge and customs and an unwavering passion for the Kokoda history, hidden battle sites, treasures and most importantly its legacy, you will experience the highs and lows of the treacherous Kokoda Track with a sense of courage, endurance and mateship without the ultimate sacrifice that our digger's made before us.More...Book Now for Individual or Group Member...Book Now for Family...Add to Calendar
2017 Shaggy Ridge & Finschafen2017 Shaggy Ridge & Finschafen5 Aug 2017 - 14 Aug 2017The Shaggy Ridge theatre of war in PNG, along with the allied landing at Finschafen is the second part of the Kokoda campaign. It strikes a responsive chord with many Australians, since it is recognised and appreciated that many men fought a bitter conflict there during WWII.
If you have already experienced the history and challenge of the Kokoda campaign this adventure is a must for you. It is not an easy trek and requires a good level of fitness to accomplish but with the correct preparation
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