“Why sometimes I think of as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast” – Jane Carruth
All of this started in a peculiar and unexpected place. A children’s hospital…
I volunteered there giving toys and activities to children who had to stay in the hospital for long periods of time. Sometimes with a broken leg and sometimes a terminal illness. There were days in that hospital that broke my heart, that opened my mind and humbled me like nothing before. It made me realize that there is an immense amount of pain and unjustified suffering in this world. Why do children suffer and die? Why do good people go through pain? This gave me a drive I have never felt before. I knew that I had to do everything I possibly could to help those in pain.
Since then, I have run up Australia’s highest mountain in my Pyjamas in under 4 hours. Raised over 5000$ for the ‘Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation’. Run up a 5800-meter volcano in Southern Peru and summitted, running a total of 13 hours. And subsequently was featured on multiple radio stations, news articles and NBN News for my efforts.
I have hiked to Machu Picchu, climbed volcanoes, hiked through the Andes, the mountains of Bolivia and swam in the Amazon river. And now I work as an English Teacher in Peru using my spare time to develop this website, write blogs and train for my next adventure.
The purpose of Peak of Mind is to spread awareness about important issues in society and raise funds for charities so they can work on fixing these issues. We do this through pushing our mind and body to the limit through exciting, original and crazy adventures!