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Reaching new heights

Created Friday, 10 March 2017 in News

We’re pleased to support our campaign ambassador Garth Civil on his latest personal challenge, a climb to the summit of Mount Imja Tse (more commonly known as Island Peak) in Nepal.

Garth, a career firefighter, has been involved with Act-Belong-Commit as campaign ambassador since 2013 and very much lives and breathes the Act-Belong-Commit ethos.

Garth has been involved in advocating for the Act-Belong-Commit message by taking part in many WA events such as the Avon Descent, the Augusta Adventure Fest and the Rottnest Swim, spreading the message to those he meets on the way.

Now, his latest personal challenge, to climb Mount Imja Tse in March will test him mentally and physically, but Garth believes that it will be worth it.

“Having a challenge gives you something to focus on, something to enjoy, as well as helping your own mental stress”, says Garth.

“Being a firefighter can be a very trying job at times. Both physical and mentally. There’s a lot of stress in the job”, says Garth.

“Although, you don’t have to swim to Rotto or climb a mountain to boost your mental health. It can be through the simple satisfaction of a job well done, fixing something up around the house, making a new friend, or nailing that recipe you’ve been wanting to try”, says Professor Rob Donovan, Founder of Act-Belong-Commit.


Keep your eye on this page as we’ll be keeping you updated with Garth’s progress this month.


Garth and his crew reached the summit of Island Peak on Wednesday 5 April 2017.

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