Help Simmo and Luke create a mentally healthier world.
We are standing up to join Team Black Dog to turn ground breaking research into life saving action.
In September 2021 we will be climbing the tallest peak in the contiguous USA (the tallest peak excluding Alaska and Hawaii) Mt. Whitney. This is a challenging two-day hike which takes us to an altitude of 14,500 feet or 4420 meters, that's almost double the height of Australia's tallest peak, Mt. Kosciuszko. You can follow our training, preparation and the Mt. Whitney summit itself on our YouTube channel - Fair Dinkum Hiking.
Each year a limited amount of permits are granted for people to summit this iconic peak. This year we have been lucky to win a permit in the annual lottery! We have decided to use this opportunity to bring awareness to mental illness and raise money for the Black Dog Institute. Both Simmo and Luke have had their own battles with the black dog in the past and hiking has been a great form of treatment.
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year, with the most common being depression and anxiety. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life — individuals, families, workplaces and communities.
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Training Hike CompletedFriday 11th Jun
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one foot in front of the other and its ok to step back to go forward on this epic climb
Good luck :)
Lucy & The French Fam
Great job guys - hope you reach your goal
Pam J Evenden
Go Guys! Excellent cause and fun on the way. Stay safe.
What a great cause and challenge. Best of luck with preparation and the climb!
Good luck! Great cause and I appreciate the effort you guys are going to!
Rich & Caro Charlton
Great quest, both the endeavour and the cause! 🙌
Good luck buddy!
Good luck to you both. Super important cause and great that you are out raising awareness. It makes a huge difference.
Good luck guys !!! Very proud of you Simon!
Sending good vibes, positive energy and all the stamina you both need to conquer Mt. Whitney! You got this Simmo & Luke, may this help go beyond the mountain!
Amazing, Moo! Love you xx
Guys, I am disappointed for two reasons: 1. The tallest mountain in the contiguous United States is nowhere near as impressive as the tallest mountain in the United States. 2. I’m not going with you. Have an epic trip boys. Great cause and I’m honored to know that without me, you guys wouldn’t be hiking together.. I’m very proud! Get err done!!!
Proud of you guys - keep on keeping on!
I enjoyed your latest video. Take care of yourself and Go Team Whitney!
Mate, fantastic effort and a great cause - enjoy the climb!!!
Scarlett And Jack Acfield
Great stuff Simmo
Nicki & Joe
All the best! Such a fantastic cause.
Enjoy the view from the top 🍻
Julie South Australia
Good luck great cause guys Take Care 🙏🏽
Alta & Amelia
Great job guys!
Ali And Liam
Go hard and conquer!
Great job Luke, great cause. Well done and beautiful pics along the way.
Looks like an awesome hike! Must remember to click into videos more often.
All the best with the climb boys.
Good luck cheese!
From a complete stranger in Aus at a time when this cause is more important than ever. Go guys!!
Well done mate!
Wouter De Regt
Ollie & Chad Oehlman
Enjoy the Challenge Luke best wishes Chad & Ollie ... GEEBUNG Australia.
Amazing effort Luke - can’t wait to see pics of the view. Great cause
Good luck boys!! 👊🏻
Awesome work guys
Go for it lads! One foot in front of the other. That’s all it is.
All the best on your quest! Jess and Len x
Julie-anne & Hugo
Go Luke (and Simmo) Enjoy, stay safe and may the weather gods smile on you! Xx
Good luck and stay safe on that epic climb!
Scott And Min Wilson
Better you than us boys! I'll join for a drink afterwards. Proud of you both.
A small support for your organization
🙂 have fun
Good luck fellas.
Go Luke. What a great thing your doing. Go and get it mate
Kick some arse, Mate!
Great Job! What a wonderful cause!
Good luck pal!
Good luck with your climb.
Good luck Luke! Awesome cause 💪🏻
Good luck boys! Looks like a real challenge and for a great cause 👍
Just pretend it’s Bluff Knoll!