Everesting for Ian 💜

By David Parker

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1 Sleep til Everesting! 😯

Well here we are! The rest day before the big event! I feel I am pretty well prepared, although perhaps getting a little carried away with practice reps on the Mountain this week 😂 I hit 2,000m of climbing each morning before work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so I feel my brain and body is well prepared to push through that difficult first few hours. I am planning to start around 2am tomorrow so that I get all my in the dark riding done first, and hopefully can finish by sunset the next day. Oh and by the way, I’m planning to go for the Everesting 10K! Yes, push on past 8,848m all the way to 10,000m of climbing! Fingers crossed I have the strength in my body and mind when the time comes. Thanks so much for all the support! I look forward to seeing you on the other side ⛰🌅🙏🏻🌳🚴‍♂️💜☀️


5 Sleeps til Everest! ⛰

So on Saturday just gone I completed my Everest Basecamp ride of 4,424m, plus a few extras, to reach a total of 5,500m in 23 reps. 2 days later and the body is a bit sore and tired, but recovering well. @per4mancelabcoaching has my training plan set out for the week, including plenty of rest before the big day. @trekbicyclemajurapark have given the bike a once over this morning, so things are coming together! 

I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

On Saturday 16th April, 2022 I will be riding my road bike up Black Mountain, Canberra 40 times, in order to climb the elevation gain of Mt Everest. A total of 8,848m!

It is one of those cycling bucket list things, and although I haven’t really planned to do this, I have found myself doing a lot of climbing lately, and so my coach @per4mancelabcoaching has thrown the idea my way of completing an Everest attempt.

I thought I would dedicate this ride to my partner Ian, and his battle with Leukaemia. His condition, like so many with blood cancer, is terminal, and it would be so fantastic if one day we could say this wasn’t the case. That is why I am giving support to the Leukaemia Foundation and the work they do in helping to beat blood cancer!

Today, more than 50 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer and tomorrow - another 50 families will be devastated by the same news.

I have created this page to raise vital funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease. 

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — and it will back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

Please show me your support by donating to my fundraising campaign. Any amount, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated 🙏🏻🚴⛰☀️

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters


Kalista Pakkiyaretnam

Keep up the good work David



Well done David! incredible effort


David Frost


Lisa Keeling

Great work David.


Michael Rosser




Liz Parker

Inspiring effort for such a wonderful cause. So proud of you Xx


Trina Parry-plater

Great stuff Dave!!


Ben Smyth

Good luck!


Conan The Grey

Great work David, you'll crush it


Liz Nguyen


Roger Karlsson

Good luck David. My legs are sore just thinking about what you're about to do.


Scott Parker

I am sure you are up to challenge. Have a great ride.


Gavin Macdonald


Amanda Hutchings

Good luck David Love Mandy and Nicole x


Patrick Bergman


Dino Vido


Garry Murphy

Well done David - enjoy the climb


Kimmy Vu

I have to say, I've been so impressed with what you have been doing and will do. Good on you. Good luck!


Emme Murphy

Good on you David! We will all be cheering you on 😊


Michael Bannon

Dave, good luck with the effort, you make us proud to have you working with us. Best, Mike Bannon


Wendy Courteille

Happy pedalling David


Andrew Bramble

Good Luck :) will be a huge day



Good Luck David!!


Francesco Merlino


Felix Chow




Mrs Sue Rust

All the best Dave, I know you can achieve this. x


Ian Hutchings



James Carroll

Amazing work David as always


Cal Henshaw


David Parker