SKI Perth 2 Sydney

By Nicolas BENDELI

My Activity Tracking

1,879
kms

My target 4500 kms

Perth2Sydney ski challenge starts Wed Jun1 2022


THE PROJECT??? using nordic ski technique to ski the equivalent distance from Perth2Sydney. A distance of 4500kms. It starts on June1 (first day of winter) and planned to finish at the end of October.
It will be a combination of Ski-Blading on Canberra's bicycle paths, nordic skiing on Perisher nordic trails as well as touring on light skis in Kosciuszko National Park backcountry visiting huts/peaks or just having fun.

WHY?? To demonstrate that a healthy active life improves quality of life. Exercise is a principal component of a healthy balanced quality lifestyle.

MOTTO =>     "Mens sana in corpore sano"    => a healthy mind in a healthy body.

There is a companion website with more information, images, and blogs:  https://www.perth2sydney.com/   or search Perth2Sydney online.

You can also follow along on Instagram @bendelifromperth2sydney


Meet Nic!

Nic BENDELI is a young 70year old.

He is a highly untalented athlete who had to train three times as much as his friends to obtain the same results !!  His goal as a teenager was to run one lap of a standard 400m oval without stopping or pulled out during PE cross country runs because he was too slow. Eventually with persistent training and having fun, he now manages to complete multiple ultra-marathons.

Nic has a highly active and mobile lifestyle. He enjoys activities such as bushwalking, skiing (most types), rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoning, traveling, sea-kayaking, trail running, cycling, weight lifting, triathlons. In passive times he uses his sewing machine to repair/create "stuff" for the outdoors, chess, photography, reading and movies.

Nic strongly believes that the mantra "Mens Sana in Corpore Sano" (Juvenal 1st Century AD) mixed with everything in moderation (Socrates 4th Century BCE) which he followed for decades, has given him the mobility and resilience of someone much much younger.

You too can do the same. It is never too late to engage in the path of health and well-being in moderation

See you on the bike paths or having fun in Kosciuszko. When you see me moving around, do say hello or gently toot your horn a couple of times to show recognition and raise my smile in appreciation  :))

Event Information

Wednesday 01st June 09:00
Canberra and Snowy Mountains

Thank you to my Sponsors

$211

Nic

$211

Brian Mattick

$200

Ann Gibbs-jordan

$105.50

Antonio From Cgs

Good luck for the rest of your journey

$105.50

Jacobson Family

Amazing effort Mr Bendeli!

$105.50

Anonymous

What an inspirational journey! Good luck and congratulations!

$105.50

Karyn E Lim

$105.50

Henriette Macri-etienne

Wonderful work Nic ! Keep it up ! I’ll be there in spirit with you .

$105.50

Anonymous

$100

Bernadette, Richard, Grace & Will Brown

Good luck!

$100

Cliff Peady

Keep on moving, Nic!

$100

Mike Baker

Well done Nic, and good luck in your quest... it was great to catch up at Schlink and have a "bit part" in your blog post...

$100

Fabian Lopez

Good on you Nick! Keep up the great work!

$100

Andrew Kemeny

$100

Alex-louise Bendeli

Good luck with your endeavour..

$75

Kit Crooke

$52.75

Lachie, Mia And Nellie Byron

$52.75

Isabella Juric

Thank you for your huge effort to help a wonderful cause !

$52.75

Anonymous

$52.75

Penelope

Go Mr Bendeli!

$52.75

Graeme

Keep up the great work young man. You are an inspiration to all of us.

$52.75

Alex Motyka

Awesome stuff. I wish I was to do even half of it! You'll smash it!

$52.75

Shiva Nami

All the best Nic.

$52.75

Ian Grant Turland

$50

Mike Baker

Here's a little more from one of my sisters Nic, keep up the good work and good luck in your quest!

$42.20

Tess Chung

Woohoo! Cheering you on Mr Bendeli!

$42.20

Kristina Hopkins

Good on you Nic - a great role model! :)

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Anonymous

Good on you Niic, keep it up!

$40

Claire Chang

$21.10

Eirlys Downey

$21.10

Joseph

$20

Sean Unwin

$20

Ben

Go Mr. Bendeli!

$5.28

Gabriella Paul