Dave Maunsell

MCRF Everest 2023

I'm fundraising for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation

I have started to raise much needed funds for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. You can join me and be part of this amazing journey. Every day at The Royal, a baby's life begins, a baby's life is saved, a woman's life is saved and new research creates miracles.

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The April Walk - Kiama Coast Walk

Saturday 25th Mar
For those of you interested in joining in on one of the pre-Everest Base Camp walks, the April walk is going to be the Kiama Coast Walk from Minnamurra Station to Gerringong Station. It is a ~20 km walk and the hills are gentle enough for most fitness levels (unlike the March walk!). 

If you are interested in joining, the plan will be to meet at 8 AM at Minnamurra Station on Sunday 23rd April....and walk from there.

The May Walk - Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest

Monday 24th Apr

The May walk is on Saturday, 20th May.

For those of you interested in joining there is a change of plan for the May walk - given there is still an active alert on the Coast Track in the Royal National Park, the plan is to do this walk later in the year and instead do the Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track in the Blue Mountains.


Distance: 16km return

Time: 6 - 8hrs

Experience required: Experienced bushwalkers

Gradient: Very steep

Steps: Many steps

Quality of path: Rough track, many obstacles


The plan is to meet at 8:30 AM at that the end of Pierces Pass Road - https://goo.gl/maps/He3DY6RPpCdfd2A17. To get there from Bells Line Road, turn on to Pierces Pass Road between Mount Wilson Road and Mount Banks Road and continue along Pierces Pass Road to the end.


More details on the walk can be found here - https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/pierces-pass-to-blue-gum-forest-walking-track

The 3 June Walk @ Thredbo

Wednesday 7th Jun
For those interested in the 3 June walk @ Thredbo please find below the details.

Date: Saturday 3rd June
Location: Meet in the Lobby of the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, 8 Friday Dr, Thredbo
Time: 8:30 AM

The walk will really depend on the weather, but it will most likely be Dead Horse Gap to Kosci Summit

Distance: ~22 KMs
Time: ~6 ½ hours
Grade: 4

See - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/new-south-wales/mount-kosciuszko-and-dead-horse-gap


• We did one of these Thredbo weekends last November – we drove down to Thredbo on Friday, walked Saturday and drove back on Sunday.
• Accommodation – given it is the weekend before the opening of the ski season, there are still a number of accommodation options available.
• Carpooling – if you are interested in coming and want to carpool, please ping me and we will see what we can arrange.
• Best bit of equipment from the last Thredbo walk – Buff neck gaiter
• It will be cold - the average temperature in Thredbo in June for a typical day ranges from a high of 8°C to a low of 1°C. 

Best regards

The August Walk - Back to Oxford

Thursday 10th Aug
For those interested in joining the 19th August walk, we are going to redo the Otford to Garie beach walk (via the Figure 8 Pools) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/new-south-wales/otford-to-garie-beach

The plan will be to meet at 8 AM at the entrance of the Coastal Walk on Lady Wakehurst Drive (about 5 mins away from Otford Station) – map coordinates are here https://goo.gl/maps/ebmF94MWatQdmann7

Thank you to my generous donors


Tony Castagna


Naveen Neti


Andrew Macpherson

If only I was 20 years younger and not as clever as I am now, I'd join you. Glad that you are taking one for the team. Good luck mate!


Dave Maunsell


Michael James

All the best Dave. It's going to a great cause.


The Geering’s

Always proud of your efforts in raising much needed funds for a great hospital. Enjoy the trek.


Matthew Aston



Dave - what a wonderful way to get your adventure on and all for an outstanding cause. Best of luck 🙌


Harris Family


Belinda & Andrew Russell

Great fundraising for an awesome cause!! Enjoy the adventure, can't wait to hear all about Bel, Andrew & fam


Daniella Maunsell

Go Dad! Go Team! I still can’t believe it!


Andrew Marshall

Great cause Dave and all the best with the adventure


Janet Maunsell

Good luck. All love. Mum


Dan Phillips

well done Dave on supporting such a worthwhile cause - enjoy the adventure!


Grace Fantuz


Gopal Arun



Go Dave, A great fundraiser and an even more impressive walk.


Jon Lay


Kate Neuss

Great cause. Glad to be able to incentive you walk all those kms.


Naveen N

Best of luck Dave, this is the way


Nando Di Santo

Congratulations on supporting a critical cause. Best of luck and see you when you return. Best wishes Nando, Daniella, Sienna and Verona.


Craig Ridley

All the best Dave and enjoy the adventure!


John Harris

Great job Dave !


Phong Tran

All the best Dave!


Karen Thrift

Good luck Dave! Enjoy the experience, we will be cheering you on.


Jason And Laura

AMAZING initiative and good luck with the adventure.


Kieran Mckenna

Always good to sponsor a Kiwi. Go well Dave. Best Kieran


Anne Shimada

Good luck Dave! Can’t wait to hear all about your Everest trek.


Kylie Dalla Costa

I can’t wait to hear about the journey!!!!


Brendan Madden

Best of luck with the trek Dave!


Kris Balachandran

Good luck Dave and great cause.



Good luck Dave! Wishing you all the best on your journey.


Craig Ryman


Phil Williams

Sorry I meant to do this earlier! Good luck mate you’re doing great things Thanks Phil


Matt Hawkins

Great stuff Dave!


Warwick Andersen

All the best Dave


Chris Maunsell

Have a great walk mate, following from NZ


Patrick Van Bueren

All the best and enjoy! It's an amazing area and makes you feel humble... cheers patrick


Joel Vijayakumar

Good Luck Dave ! Wishing you the best on the amazing Trek


Taliah Maunsell

Good luck dad :)


Mark Harrison


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