‘It’s roughly a superhuman feat’
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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.
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.”
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.”
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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