STAGE SET READY TO CONQUER
IT’S the $11,000 climb making a monumental difference.
For most of 2017, Caloundra’s Rhys Greedy has been carefully preparing for his trek of Nepal’s Mera Peak.
Alongside his mental and physical preparation has been a heroic fundraising campaign with all funds going directly to the families of the Queensland Ambulance Service employees who had lost their lives while they were employed by the QAS.
As a paramedic himself, this cause is one which remains particularly close to his heart.
“This one’s become more special since I’ve worked in the uniform,” he said.
This won’t be the first challenging trek Mr Greedy has completed, he has also conquered Mt Kilimanjaro for another important charity. “It’s eight days up and two days back down,” he said.
“Normally with this mountain it takes people 13 days to get to the top.
“I’ve cut down this window to add to the challenge – this is where the biggest risk lies.
“But I’ve done a few of these now so I know how to listen to my body.”
To support Mr Greedy, visit gofundme.com/ peak4paramedics.
PUSHING HIMSELF: Rhys Greedy is raising money for QAS Legacy.