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Anthony Canning

January 12, 2012

"Is this the way to Everest?"

Name: Anthony Canning

Known as: Anth and as the “Turtle”

What do you do for a crust?

Insurance Broker. Income Protection and Life Insurance.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Hike the hills around the Gold Coast to get fit for Everest.

Then having a great steak, cooked well on the BBQ with a great cold beer or six.

What are your 3 favourite movies of all time?

Hangover – no matter what happens there is always a happy ending.

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest – again a happy ending.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. You never know how it’s going to end… but it does.

Who are your 3 favourite groups/artists?

Cold Chisel, U2, Robbie Williams

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Any bar that overlooks a beautiful palm fringed beach with crystal clear water. Does Everest have any?

Boxers or briefs?

Briefs then commando if required. It’s great to feel the air.

Which 5 people would you invite to dinner?


Richard Branson

Bear Grylls

Jennifer Aniston


What is the one item you always travel with?

Pocket Knife.

Who would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with?

Jennifer Aniston – only if Shazza couldn’t make it.

Who wouldn’t you want to be stranded with?

ANY politicians, lawyers or accountants.

If you were a super hero what would be your super power?


Favourite sports teams?

Gold Coast Suns. The only direction is UP.

Favourite sporting hero?

Your looking at him – legend.

Favourite quote?

“Don’t ask permission… only forgiveness.”

Favourite food?

A great steak, cooked well on the BBQ with a great cold beer or six.

Favourite TV show?

Entourage – such a tough life they all have.

Why are you going on this trip?

Mike needed 6 mates to go with him. To have his own expedition.

So what the hell. YES I said. Lets do it!

More great trekkers.

Can I take these to Everest?

Everest here I come…

YES… Anth, you will make it to Everest Base Camp.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2012 3:25 am

    Anthony… good on you champion! Wish you and the boys happy trails! Mark, Jodie & Jess from LFS!

  2. Sharron Canning permalink
    February 16, 2012 7:18 am

    So excited for you Anth! Only two weeks to go and the adventure of a lifetime begins with such a fantastic bunch of guys!

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