STAGE SET READY TO CON­QUER

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - FRONT PAGE - Jor­gia White jor­gia.white@sc­news.com.au

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.

PHOTO: JOHN MCCUTCHEON

PUSH­ING HIM­SELF: Rhys Greedy is rais­ing money for QAS Legacy.

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