In one of the more unique challenges a group of Centacare fundraisers will attempt to climb the ten highest Australian mountains in one day in January 2014. Another group have set themselves the task of completing the challenge over three days. The 10 Peak Challenge will support Centacare’s work of providing respite care for young people with an intellectual disability. The ten highest peaks are in the Charlottes Pass to Thredbo region of the Kosciusko National Park, ranging from Carruthers Peak at 2145 metres to Mount Kosciuszko at 2228. While only a few of the mountains pose any climbing difficulties the greatest challenges lie in the distance to be covered, over 60k, and the navigational problems in finding paths to some of the rarely visited peaks.
A team of 30 plus support crew will travel to Thredbo for the week of January 5th to 12th to plan and carry out the challenge. One team member, Peter Hart, has set himself the extraordinary challenge of climbing the top 12 mountains on the date of his 70th Birthday which falls in that week.
Donations to Centacare’s Auricht House can be made at the team’s website; https://give.everydayhero.com/au/centacare-top-10-australian-peaks-challenge Anyone interested in more information about the 10 Peak challenge, or perhaps about Centacare’s next Kokoda Challenge, can contact Bernie Victory at Centacare on 82108200