Nick Gleeson has achieved more in his life than most people could dream of. He climbed to the summit Mount Kilimanjaro, climbed beyond Mount Everest’s base camp, ran the New York marathon three times, made it onto the state cricket team of Victoria, carried the Olympic torch, and represented Australia in athletics. He also crossed the Simpson Desert and a part of Lake Eyre National Park – all while being blind since age 7.
On this episode Nick shares his amazing life story, and chats about how he managed to turn tragic events in his life into a positive attitude that has helped him fulfil dreams that most people with the gift of sight might never be able to cross off their bucket lists. The athlete and author is a truly remarkable soul and listening to him talk about his adventures and other passions, such as art, fills you with joy and happiness.
Here you can find out more about Nick´s adventures:
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Chrissie Goldrick (Editor-in-chief at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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These iconic pink birds are more associated with Africa and the Americas, but they once also called Australia home.
Record rainfall has filled Lake Eyre and breathed new life into parts of outback South Australia.
Science & Environment
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The collection opens for exhibition from 3-12 November, 11am-6pm, at
The Depot Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo. NSW.
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