Aidan Grimes

Aidan has successfully completed his 120th Kokoda Trek and remains the only Kokoda operator to have 100% success rate.

A passionate philanthropist and war historian with an unsurpassed reputation for his encyclopaedic knowledge of Kokoda and other battlesites, Aidan inspires leaders as they encounter the mental and physical challenges on the Kokoda journey. He has a life long passion for developing success factors with particular interest in team culture, Leadership, performance and sports psychology, wellbeing and extreme events. He promotes a way of thinking that removes limitations and unearths a basic instinct inspired by the passion and spirit he believes is inherent in all Australians. Aidan was recently awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Papua New Guinea.