If you love a challenge and spent the last two years of the pandemic dreaming about taking on a travel adventure, then Westmead-based charity Children’s Medical Research Institute, has a brand new and exciting event.
The 3 Peaks Challenge involves hiking three peaks in the magnificent Kosciuszko National Park, one of Australia’s pristine Alpine regions. All participants taking part will be doing so to raise money for the vital work being done in their labs.
CMRI Director of Fundraising, Robert Wynn, said the 3 Peaks Challenge would provide participants with a chance to get outdoors and away from Zoom screens and virtual meetings.
“Many of us have been waiting for the opportunity to get out of the house, return to travel, and challenge ourselves in a new and exciting way,’’ Mr Wynn said. “The 3 Peaks Challenge is a way to try something different, see a spectacular part of New South Wales, meet like-minded people and raise money for the incredible scientists at CMRI.’’
The trip is over three days, from November 11 to 13, and involves one day of hiking. Participants arrive in Thredbo on the first day to meet their fellow hikers in a social atmosphere. On Day 2 the group will walk a total of 18km to the peaks of Mt Kosciuszko (2228m), Etheridge Ridge – the fifth highest peak in Australia, then onto Rams Head North, the sixth highest peak in Australia. A celebratory meal will take place back in Thredbo that night and everyone returns home on the third day after this incredible achievement!
The opportunity is limited to a group of less than 25 and everyone is supported in their preparation for the trek by the crew at Inspired Adventures who also provide you with guidance to support your fundraising efforts.
If you’d like to learn more about the CMRI 3 Peaks Challenge, click here.