‘It’s roughly a superhuman feat’

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Former Olympic triathlete Courtney Atkinson will try to run adult and down a top peaks in any Australian state and domain … within a week. Picture: Graeme Murray for Red Bull

CLIMBING a top towering in any of Australia’s states and territories is a attainment that many people would take years to complete.

But Olympic triathlete Courtney Atkinson plans to do it in a week.

On Anzac Day, a 37-year-old will embark on a whirlwind 7 days in that he will transport to all corners of a nation to scale a top peaks — mixing his adore of route using with his enterprise to see some-more of Australia.

The overwhelming perspective from a limit of Mt Bartle Frere. Picture: Supplied

The overwhelming perspective from a limit of Mt Bartle Frere. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Kicking off with Mt Bartle Frere in Far North Queensland, Atkinson will transport a homogeneous stretch of Perth to New York uninterrupted to strech all climbs in a “State 8”.

Throughout a week, he will finish 11.6 kilometres of straight stand — 2.8 kilometres some-more than Mt Everest.

One day two, he skeleton to conquer dual peaks — Bimberi in a ACT followed by Australia’s top towering Mt Kosciuszko in New South Wales, that he described as “the fun one”.

“Kossie is a usually one I’ve finished before and has a really good determined trail, distinct Mt Ossa in Tasmania,” Atkinson said.

“There’s no lane adult there, it’s not mostly hiked and we design to come out with blood all over your legs since it’s flattering rugged.”

Courtney Atkinson has a State 8 in his sights. Picture: Andy Green for Red Bull

Courtney Atkinson has a State 8 in his sights. Picture: Andy Green for Red BullSource:Supplied

Although a risk of damage was substantial when “running full gimlet over severe terrain”, Atkinson pronounced a biggest hazard to his heartless report was blurb airline delays.

“The faith on airlines is some-more of a risk to me than running,” he said.

“There’s a lot of transport concerned that will be a possibility for me to redeem though it could move all dismantled if there are delays or cancellations.”

As good as enjoying a farrago of a Australian landscape — from rainforests to deserts and sleet to sand, Atkinson pronounced he was many looking brazen to saying Uluru in a Red Centre.

“I won’t be using Uluru though we suspicion it would be a good possibility to get out there,” he said.

Fellow triathlete Shane Barrie will accompany Atkinson on a trek — and “chase after him with a GoPro”.

“On days when he’s doing a homogeneous of a marathon like in Tasmania, I’ll only send a worker up,” Mr Barrie said.

“It’s roughly a superhuman attainment though he’s spent a lifetime training for it. It’s a large payoff to go on this with him.”

Mount Ossa in Tasmania poses a biggest plea for Courtney Atkinson. Picture: News Corp Australia

Mount Ossa in Tasmania poses a biggest plea for Courtney Atkinson. Picture: News Corp AustraliaSource:News Corp Australia

Day 1. Mt Bartle Frere, Far North Queensland. 1622m Fly to Canberra.

Day 2. Climb Bimberi Peak 1913m. Drive to Charlotte Pass, stand Mt Kosciuszko 2228m.

Day 3. Drive 90km to Mt Bogong, Victoria 1986m. Fly to Tasmania

Day 4. Climb Mt Ossa 1617m. Fly to Perth

Day 5. Climb Mt Meharry 1253m Fly to Alice Springs

Day 6. Climb Mt Ziel in a Northern Territory 1531m

Day 7. Climb Mt Woodroffe in South Australia 1435m

Originally published as ‘It’s roughly a superhuman feat’

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