Richard O’Brien

Climbing for CFA Kallista The Patch

Hi. On September 10th I’ll be climbing 28 floors in 25kg of kit and helping to raise $600,000 to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of mental health issues.

Please help me “Step up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide” by sponsoring me below.

Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of every dollar donated will go to mental health.

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 Benjamin Suarez in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Benjamin Suarez.

So far, I've raised $440 of my $500 fundraising goal.

Race result


10:13.920 Donned only – Non Competitive

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 Richard’s friends

  • $50
    Sarah and Luke
    23 days ago ● Congratulations on the effort!
  • $50
    Caroline Grove
    one month ago ● Well done. Climb well. Your dedication to training will be worth it on the day.
  • $50
    Adrian Heng
    one month ago ● What a great cause Richard. Hope those lifts work to ferry you back down!
  • $50
    one month ago ● What are your leg? Springs. Steel springs. What are they going to do? Hurl me down the track. How fast can you run? As fast as a leopard. How fast are you going to run? As fast as a leopard!
  • $50
    Elaine Palmer
    one month ago ● Go Richard, ever upwards.