James Whelan

Climbing for CFA Somers

Now more than ever mental health needs out attention and support. I’ll do the stairs if you can chuck in a few dollars to help. Organisations like lifeline and the Black Dig Institute rely on donations and volunteers to do their work.
3,046 Australians lose their lives to Suicide each year, so I will climb at least 3,046 steps over the next month from 10th September to the 10th October in my gear :)
Donate now!

9/11 Memorial
The Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb remembers the 343 Firefighters that lost their lives in the line of duty on 11th September 2001.

My stair climb race bib will include the name and photo of FDNY Firefighter Hector L Tirado Jr in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Hector L Tirado Jr.

So far, I've raised $250 of my $500 fundraising goal.

Race result


8:46.603 Donned and started

Start Line Footage!

Crossing the Finish Line

Note: Some of the footage above may not include footage of you due to stream cuts or content changes for operational reasons

Recent donations from James’s friends

Previous year’s results




9:29.837 Donned and started


8:53.944 Donned and started