Climbing a mountain in memory of childhood friend Sue Fear

By Jacqueline Ballard

No challenge too hard

Sue Fear was my childhood buddy, we grew up together in St Ives and would dream of great adventures, of exploring the Amazon together and into the jungle! We would often disappear into the wild bush around us in St Ives searching for ferns and fossils and loved nothing more than sitting by a campfire at night in our gardens. 

Sue went onto become a mountain climber and was the first Australian women to climb Everest. Sadly she lost her life in a climbing accident in Nepal and is greatly missed.

As a passionate supporter, Sue raised awareness and funds for FHF by giving talks at schools, community and business groups. Her book, ‘Fear No Boundary’ – One woman’s amazing journey, contributed a dollar from every sale to the FHF.

I live in England now so I am climbing the highest mountain in England - Scafell Pike, in the Lakes District - on March 18, what would have been Sue's 60th birthday in memory of my childhood friend.

Vale Sue.