The Climate Council is powered by an amazing community.
From emailing local politicians, to signing up as a regular donor, to sharing our social media posts, or competing in local fun runs – there's no end of ways that our community supports our work.
However, some supporters go above and beyond to get behind our work.
One such person is Josh.
Next year, Josh will embark on an epic adventure, involving some of the world's most iconic climbing destinations. Over the course of a year, he’ll be ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies, summiting 6000m peaks in the Peruvian Andes, big wall rock climbing in Sierra Nevada and alpine routes in New Zealand's Southern Alps.
In total, that’s 33 peaks, covering 34 kilometres of vertical terrain, over 140 days.
This year isn’t just about personal challenge (though that’s certainly part of it). Josh wants to raise awareness about the impacts climate change is having on some of our most beloved natural spots and highlight how we can work together to protect these iconic locations. So he’ll be raising funds for the Climate Council along the way.
Today, Josh will be opening up his training to the broader community and getting people to chip in as part of the process. He’s completing a climbathon through the night at Kangaroo Point Cliffs, scaling 45 different routes totalling more than 800m of vertical terrain in an evening – impressive huh!
To find out more about Josh’s adventures and support his work, head to Vertical Year.