People have swam, kayaked, even jet skied the length of the Murray River, but no one has ever attempted to do it on water skis - Until now.
It all began, when two mates, Scott Collins and Ben Berry were discussing bucket lists.
Ben Berry, who works on the Murray River rehabilitating river banks and Scott Collins, an entrepreneur and owner of a successful metal fabrication company both have passion for water skiing and growing up on the river.
That's when the River Murray Challenge from born.
A cause close to their hearts, after Collins lost both his Mother and Aunty to the disorder and has supported the organisation for many years.
“People with Cystic Fibrosis have challenges every moment of their lives. The support from their families and friends is also tireless. We reckon, by skiing Australia’s most iconic river, we can do a little bit to help. We’re also looking to others to sponsor, support or donate.”
CF is the most common inherited, life threatening disorder in Australia with no cure.
“We know that lots of organisations are looking for people to give to their cause. Rest assured that every dollar you donate will be forwarded directly to CF Community Care to support CF research, support services and advoacy in Australia”.
Berry and Collins are travelling from Jinjelic to below the barrage at Goolwa in South Australia with a local team to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.
It's a feat not for the faint hearted - The Upper Murray River is not onlyfreezing; it can be shallow and really winding, but are up for the challenge.
Is the team in your area? Follow their journey here:
Indi Junction - Yarrawonga Weir Wall
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Yarrawonga Weir Wall - Picnic Point
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Picnic Point - Torrrumbarry Weir
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Torrrumbarry Weir - Swan Hill
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Swan Hill - Boundary Bend
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Boundary Bend - Robinvale
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
Robinvale - Mildura
Monday, March 5th, 2018
Mildura - Kulnine Boat Ramp
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Kulnine Boat Ramp - Renmark Big 4 Caravan Park
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Renmark - Morgan Ferry
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Morgan Ferry - Tailem Bend Ferry
Friday, March 9th, 2018
Tailem Bend Ferry - Murray Mouth