Mount­ing a new chal­lenge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

CODY Hud­son will climb the height of Mt Ever­est as part of a fundraiser next month.

He will spend about 15 hours on a tread­mill, set at max­i­mum in­cline, in a bid to raise money for Save the Chil­dren dur­ing its an­nual book sale.

Mr Hud­son is nearly half­way through his at­tempt to climb the seven sum­mits, the high­est peak on each con­ti­nent, by 2017 and raise $250,000 in the process.

He has al­ready tack­led mounts Kil­i­man­jaro, Kosciuszko and El­brus, with Ever­est to come in two years time.

“I wanted to do some­thing lo­cally for the pro­ject, bring the ex­cite­ment to Perth so to speak,” he said.

“As there is noth­ing here that even re­sem­bles a moun­tain, it meant get­ting cre­ative.”

He will com­plete the climb over two days dur­ing the event and is seek­ing oth­ers to join him on another tread­mill for shorter pe­ri­ods.

“It’s not go­ing to be record shat­ter­ing by any means but it’s still go­ing to be hard, par­tic­u­larly men­tally,” he said.

Mr Hud­son will be at the sale on Au­gust 15 and 16 at UWA’s Winthrop Hall.

Cody Hud­son (fourth from front) dur­ing his re­cent climb of Mt El­brus in Rus­sia.

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