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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My Updates

Inspiration from MCRF Kokoda

Friday 25th Aug

As inspiration to train and inspiration to donate, these pictures tell a 1000 words 

The finish line / mission accomplished

Friday 25th Aug

It's all for the kids

Friday 25th Aug

The next-gen of fund raisers @ Kiama

Friday 25th Aug
Ted, Lex and Noah - about take on a 25km hike

Great day pushing the KMs

Friday 25th Aug

Spiesy & Spiesy Jnr at the bottom of Mt. Kozi

Friday 25th Aug
Getting a little cold weather training in.

Subset of the MCRF Everest team

Friday 25th Aug
Somewhere bush bashing up Dead Horse Gap - fun photo a lost chair lift

Father and son team

Friday 25th Aug
Big thanks to Dave Maunsell for organising the Mt. Kozi training session. It was the first time Lex had ever seen snow and he was stocked. Rather than ascend up and around the track with the rest of us....Lex to the direct 'off piste' route to the top. 

MCRF Everest team at the top of Mt. Kozi

Friday 25th Aug
Here's the team at the top just as the bad weather hit. Temperate dropped dramatically and the wind hit hard. It was a bit of reality check for what might be laying ahead of us at the top of Everest Base camp, only in tents!! 

Paying my dues on the treadmill - incline on max!

Friday 25th Aug

Funding Raising at Bunnings Caringbah

Monday 18th Sep
Huge thanks to Bunnings Caringbah and all the generous people who stopped to help and enjoy a sarni and two!! Also huge thanks to fellow walkers Pete and Ted, and my the extra helpers, Ley Spies and Josh Spies

Fund raising at Bunnings

Monday 18th Sep
MCRF 2023 Everest

Bunnings Caringbah

Monday 18th Sep
Lex and Josh about to FIRE UP!! on the BBQ

Great Send Off for the team

Thursday 28th Sep
Team flag!!

Last training session

Thursday 28th Sep
Done!! My weight vest and I need a break from one another!

Time to go! Family goodbyes

Thursday 28th Sep
Sending huge love to the family for your amazing support of Lex and I.

MCRF Advanced party (Delta Force)

Thursday 28th Sep
MCRF Delta-Force leaving slightly ahead of the main crew. See everyone in Katmandu! Godspeed! Thanks to all the supporters, with your help we’ve reached and exceeded our goals but still want to do more!!! Huge thanks. Spiesy

Touch Down

Saturday 30th Sep

Above Numche - 3800m

Wednesday 4th Oct
We’ve just got our first look at Everest!! Thanks so much for all the support. Today we continue going up into the cold and darkness (no electricity!)

Crossing the first of many suspension bridges

Friday 6th Oct

Long day in the rain, the whole team pulling together

Friday 6th Oct
Pretty wet!!

Drying out with Karma Rita Sherpa

Friday 6th Oct
We stayed it this gentlemen’s guest house. We were socked and a provided a warm refuge and food. Karma Rita Sherpa has been on 20 Everest expeditions with 12 successful summits! He’s won the Everest Marathon and climbed everything there is to climb!!!

Thank you to my generous donors


Twisted Healthy Treats

Good luck my gorgeous boys xx go safely xx very proud of you both for raising money for such an incredible cause.


Jennings Family

Good luck Boys! Have an amazing time and well done for raising some cash for a fantastic cause.


Project Opera House Capital

Good luck team. So proud to be a part of this incredible challenge.


Franklin Homes

Good luck Spiesy and Lex - what a great cause. Smash it!


Anthony Robinson

Super effort that! Awesome to see you and your lad at the Top of the World doing gods work for a worthy charity.


Dance Academy East

Very proud to be able to support you in this challenge.


Toby Starr

Go hard mate and lead the way


Cameron Lynch

Go big G! Great cause keep it up and be safe


Graeme Spies


Kywarra Consulting Pty Ltd

All the best mate - go team Spiesy !!


Luke Boyle

Love your work brother. Super important cause. Keep ya feet sure and ya head right. Rip in 👊🏻


Bassam Alansari

Go Graham go!!!


Body Wrl Pty Ltd

Amazing & Inspirational!!


Scott Bennetts

Go cuz


Carl Rumble

Well done mate!


Martin Doran

Great work Team Spies!


Ben & Glen Holden

Go for it Spiesy!


Bluebet - Chis And Dunks

Good betting Spiesy!! Congrats and good odds to you and Lex, you’re short price favourites to get to the top!


Annette Spies

Lots of love and support


Sarah Parker

Best of luck Big Bro! What a year! Sending all our love - The Parkers


Stephen Bancroft

A very HIGH five!



Great work, go Spiesy!


Grant Peters

Great cause GPS - go well !


Glenn Rogers

Well done Spiesy, great cause.


Rohan Connors

Go Team! Better together for a great cause!


Matt Cooper

Wonderful cause. Onwards and upwards (literally and metaphorically!)



So proud of you and Lex


Stephen Macready

Great work neighbours!


Warrick Gard

Great work Graeme. All the best fort your quest. I hope you enjoy the challenge and smash your fundraising target.



great cause mate and very close to my heart - royal women's hospital saved my kids life.


Jack Qian

Good luck Spies - you got this!


Susan Entwisle

Great cause Spiesy, all the best - go well!


Dan G

The hustle is real! Take a pic ringing the bell when you get there.


Teifion James

Go well! Take oxygen 😂


Allied Universal


Richard Nguyen

Keep up the good work!



Good on ya Spiesy!


Michelle Segaert

Go Spiesy ! What an amazing cause and to do it with Lex is fabulous ! I trekked Everest Base Camp in 2003 with Peter Hilary ( and his daughter) for the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hilary’s epic climb - enjoy ! The nature and challenge is awesome, all the best, Michelle


Rohan & Co Consulting Pty Ltd

Spisey and Lex, All the best with your Everest adventure. Rohan



Go Spiesy!


Charles Young

Good on you Grae. You and Lex are to be congratulated on your efforts. Very proud. Love Chic and Chris


Simon Johnson

Good luck Spiesy. Great cause. Do us proud. Johno x



Lofty goal Spiesy n Son! Great cause👍


Fergal Spencer

Looking forward to the Netflix series on this adventure!


Sylvia Wang

Great cause and the challenge sounds amazing too! Good luck and enjoy Mt Everest!


Jim’s Building Inspections - Randwick

Good luck Spiesy!


Austin Huntsdale

All the best mate!


Joann Lewis

Great cause Spiesy - good luck with the event!


Ben Croft

Good luck all …. Team Croft


Robert Coombs



Paul Skyllas

Good luck to the team!



Legend, go well! Hope you and Lex kill it. Great cause.


Cassandra Spies



Yeah brother! Always an inspiration!

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