Expedition Climb8 https://climb8.earth is an 800km all-female climate action snowshoe expedition across the Australian Alps during winter 2020 bringing together community, science and conservation. On the 5th July we start in Brindabella National Park and finish at Mount Baw Baw in Victoria, Australia’s most southern mainland ski resort, 8-9 weeks later. We aim to be the first winter team to summit all 28 named and unnamed peaks and knolls above 2,000m in the Kosciuszko National Park and the highest 10 peaks in the Victorian Alpine National Park. As part of Climb8 we hope to interview the top 8 Australian ski resorts, 4 in New South Wales and 4 in Victoria, to learn about their climate change strategies and conservation policies. We are interviewing scientists and conservationists about the impact of climate change on alpine plants, animals, soils, water catchments. Chatting with locals and backcountry communities we hope to understand how these changes are affecting economy and small business. Listening to sovereign First Nations will help us connect to the land and see how important it is to become part of the solution. It is our hope Climb8 will set a new winter summit benchmark in Australia while becoming a platform for sharing scientific, factual and unbiased information which will promote positive change for our mountains.
- Shani Rajasekera
- Francis Conroy
- Rebecca Sorensen
- Paul Sheils
Fundraising team: Team Climb8 (2)