October 1, 2020

Everest Challenge

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We want to join forces with The Global Movement and as a community, we will come together for a Movement Week on the 10-17 October 2020 with a goal to reach 800,000km in tribute to the 800,000 people who lost their lives to suicide last year.

Join us and our families and friends on Mount Coot-tha for an 8,848 m walk on the 10th of October, starting at 10 am.


The facts are simple, far too many people die due to suicide every year – nearly 800,000 people in 2019. Every year the numbers are going up and for every death, there are an estimate 10-25 attempts.


More needs to be done in a proactive fight to prevent mental illness and suicide. Our goal is to connect the global community and empower people to engage, create and lead through human connection.


  1. Join – To join the Global Movement, simply register using this link: https://theglobalmovement.org/events/register/  Our event is virtual, so you can join from anywhere.
  2. Share – We are all about Connection. Share what you are up to with your friends and family and invite them to join you.
  3. Move – During the Movement Week, 10-17 October, grab a friend and move – walk, run, roll or swim. It is that easy. Whether you do 1 big move, or a little bit every day, it all adds up.
  4. Track – Every KM counts towards our goal, so make sure you log your activity in the App to watch the numbers grow!


Join us on Mount Coot-tha for an 8,848 m walk on the 10th of October, starting 10 am.


We will start our Everest Challenge from the Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens at 10 am sharp. Please arrive before 9:45 am so we can take some pictures.

The route:

Trail #1: Spotted Gum Trail (2.4 km) – Mt Coot-Tha Summit

The Spotted Gum Trail is a brand-new walking track that connects the Brisbane Botanic Gardens to the Mt Coot-Tha Summit, taking hikers through 2.4km of magnificent eucalypt terrain within Mt Coot-Tha Forest.

Consciously designed with minimum impact to the environment, the scenic trail made use of some existing, informal paths, and includes the addition of four bridges across ravines and several series of steps.

Mt Coot-Tha Summit:

If you are not too tired, you can continue to walk with us. Or you can enjoy a coffee or an ice cream at the Mt Coot-Tha Lookout


Trail #2:  Mt Coot-Tha Summit – Honeyeater Tack (2.1 km)








A nice walk from near Mt Cootha summit down to Fleming Rd, the Environmental centre and back again!

Hope to see you there!


Contact us on 0412 811 072 for more details.