Mounting a new challenge
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.