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Climb for a cause

26 Oct 2014

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Three Southbank residents will race up Melbourne’s tallest building in November in a bid to help build a better future for young people.

23-year-old Harvey Scott, 30-year-old Matthew Trigg and 39-year-old Nigel Smith will climb 88 levels to raise money for youth charities Whitelion and Interplast Australia.

Along with fourth team member, 29-year-old Aron d’Souza, team “Stairway from Hell” is looking to raise as much as possible as it tackles one of the highest vertical races in the world.

And according to Harvey Scott, the group is looking to have as much fun as possible while doing so.

“We are planning to wear some red lycra and body paint on the day with devil horns and capes,” he said.

“We should look suitably ridiculous but it’s a great excuse to do so!”

The Eureka Climb will involve participants walking, running or climbing the 1642 stairs to the level 88 Skydeck – the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere.

Mr Scott said he and fellow first time climber Nigel had drawn off the experience of teammates Matthew and Aron in preparation for the event.

“This is the first time I have done the climb along with Nigel, the other two members have done it once before and described it as fairly exhausting to say the least!” he said.

The Freshwater Place resident said he hoped the team’s rigorous weekly training sessions running up his building would be enough to get them through.

“As a group we ran up my building to level 44 taking the group five to six minutes and we were coughing for a few hours afterwards,” he said.

“I’m very much hoping to wing it, presume things will be alright and turn up ready to find out!”

To register for the event visit
www.eurekaclimb.com.au

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