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In September 2017 Paul Pritchard, Duncan Meerding, Conrad Wainsboroug, Walter van Praag and Daniel Kojta will travel more than 2000km from Kati Thanda (-15m) to Mount Kosciuszko (2228m).
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Paul Pritchard: Lowest to Highest in Australia crowdfunding campaign

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A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to finance a film documenting a team of five disabled friends as they make the never previously attempted journey from the lowest to the highest point in Australia. In September 2017 Paul Pritchard, Duncan Meerding, Conrad Wainsboroug, Walter van Praag and Daniel Kojta will travel more than 2000km from Kati Thanda (-15m) to Mount Kosciuszko (2228m).



Paul Pritchard never ceases to amaze. After his extremely difficult and often dangerous climbs carried out throughout the 80’s and 90’s in Britain and up some of the world’s most remote rock faces, after his miraculous recovery following his terrible accident in 1998 on the Totem Pole in Tasmania that has left him partially paralysed, the Brit is now about to embark on a new adventure: ride from the lowest point in Australia Kati Thanda (also referred to as Lake Eyre, located at circa 15m below sea level), to the continent’s highest summit, namely Mount Kosciuszko (2228m). And to make matters even more exciting, in September 2017 Pritchard will team up with with four good friends, each with own significant disabilities, namely Duncan Meerding, Conrad Wainsboroug, Walter van Praag and Daniel Kojta.

The 2000+ km journey has never been attempted before. Much like with Pritchard's return to the Totem Pole, a crowdfunding campaign has now been launched to finance the film documenting the team’s progress. Pritchard explains the importance of this project: "Being disabled does not mean you are unable. Everyone needs help sometimes and by helping each other on the ride, we will show that with a little help, everyone - disabled or not, is capable of extraordinary things. It's the journey of disability in a nutshell! - uphill, hard, tough and ultimately rewarding!"

To contribute to the crowdfunding campaign visit: https://pozible.com/project/lowest-to-highest

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