Eureka Stair Climb: Thousands to step up for Fred Hollows Foundation
MELBOURNE’s tallest building has joined forces with the Fred Hollows Foundation to challenge people to step up for sight with a 1,642 step monster climb.
Over 2,500 participants are expected to sign up for the heart pumping, leg burning Eureka Stair Climb, in a bid to raise $350,000 for the vision impaired.
Standing at 297 metres tall, the gold plated Eureka Tower is the second-tallest building in Australia, next to the Q1 building on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
32-year-old fitness enthusiast Alice McNamara is gearing up for her eighth crack at the towering trek.
A Medical Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, McNamara has been chasing flights of stairs since 2010, and has clocked skyscrapers across the globe, including climbs in New York, Paris and Seoul.
“I love the physical intensity you face and the questions you have to answer when you feel like you can’t keep pushing anymore,” she said.
“The Fred Hollows Foundation does some incredible work restoring sight to people who otherwise would never have the opportunity. The gift of sight is immeasurable.”
The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s leading charities for international development, and has restored the sight of more than 2.5 million people.
There are 36 million people worldwide who are blind, and a further 217 million who are vision impaired.
To register for the November 25 climb, visit