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No mountain too high for Luke

Exercise physiologist Luke Rabone is off to Everest Base Camp Trek.
Exercise physiologist Luke Rabone is off to Everest Base Camp Trek. Vicki Wood/SIN120412everest

NO MOUNTAIN is too high for Luke Rabone as he prepares his body and backpack for the trip of a lifetime to Mount Everest base camp.

Luke's 18-day 18,000 feet journey recently found a purpose after his grandfather sadly lost his battle to cancer at 80.

"I wanted to have an amazing adventure, I don't know anyone who has done this before," he said.

In preparation for his journey the exercise physiologist has upped his fitness routine to extreme measures.

"I've been running on the treadmill with water in my mouth to work on breathing while deprived of oxygen," he said.

"I've also been using altitude chambers a lot."

Since training commenced Luke and his backpack have been virtually inseparable to prepare for the carry-weight.

While Luke said he wasn't scared of the climb, he admitted nerves were starting to take over.

Luke will start his climb on Anzac Day and fortunately the weather looks to be on his side.

"It's expected to be a normal spring day for there but I expect snow," he said.

When Luke is not getting ready to climb he's helping veterans and families increase their fitness at Physically Fit on Bribie Island twice a week.

Luke offers rehabilitation services to blue and white card holders to assist with acute and chronic pains, strength training, mobility and fitness levels.

It was one of his clients that inspired him to fundraise for cancer research.

Luke got in touch with Australian Cancer Research Foundation and started to fundraise.

Within 10 days he smashed his $1000 target, which has now been boosted to $2000. To help Luke on his journey log onto www.everydayhero.com.au/luke_rabone. 

Topics:  cancer research, mt everest


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