WATCH: Step up to the Ultimate Stair Challenge from Sea Level to SkyPoint

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to sign up to take on Australia’s highest stair climb at SkyPoint Observation Deck next month.

Not only will participants get to tackle a gruelling workout – there’s a total of 1,331 stairs to climb –  they will be helping to raise much-needed funds for local charity Rosies – Friends on the Street.

Last year over 800 people faced the challenge, raising more than $25,000 for charity. This year, organisers hope to double that by reaching over $50,000.


The challenge is open to all fitness levels so participants can run, walk or crawl their way to the top in a range of individual or team categories.

This year, there is a new and even bigger challenge locals can tackle called Team Everest. A maximum of four teams, made up of ten people, will complete a total of 40 ascents of the iconic climb (four ascents per person), equating to scaling the height of Mount Everest (8,848 metres).

All Stair Challenge participants must pledge a $35 minimum donation on top of their event registration, which will go straight towards assisting homeless men and women on the Gold Coast through Rosies – Friends on the Street.

Established on the Gold Coast in 1987, Rosies now helps thousands of people around Queensland every year, providing friendship and hospitality to those who have been abandoned, marginalised or socially isolated.

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