“Luke Richmond is the type of guy you meet once, and talk about for the rest of your life” – GiveUsNames.com-
Luke has come quite a long way from his humble upbringing in the notoriously desolate Australian outback. As a child, he attended class via radio because there were not enough children in the area to comprise a proper school. As he grew up, he took to sports and athletics, and would later enlist in the Australian military at the age of 17. Serving in the military was a way of carrying the torch passed down from his grandfather and great grandfather, who served in the first and second World Wars. It was during his service that Luke first left Australia while conducting jungle combat operations in the remote Indonesian island of East Timor. This experience would go on to serve as the springboard for his pursuits around the world, where no destination was too far or out of reach.
One Life, One Chance is Luke’s adopted motto and over the past six years he has certainly not wasted any time in making the most out of life, travelling to over 44 Countries, and being involved in some great adventures. From climbing peaks in Europe, rafting the Nile, and the Zambezi, quad racing and sand boarding in the dunes of Namibia, ice climbing in Scotland, rock climbing in Wales, and getting lost in Kazakhstan he has sought adventure in all corners of the world.
This underground coal miner from Queensland is setting off to climb the seven highest peaks on seven continents, finishing with the mighty Mt Everest.He is raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a lifeline for Australians living in the isolated outback and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead who care for over 70000 children annually.