Glenn’s Movember mountain mission

15 December 2022|Community News| Off Comments off on Glenn’s Movember mountain mission|

Mackenzie Archer

DURING Movember, Moonah resident and long-time Metro employee Glenn Luttrell set himself a major challenge: to walk to the top of kunanyi / Mount Wellington every day in the week leading up to the Point to Pinnacle event.

In an effort to raise awareness about men’s mental health, Glenn climbed the mountain seven times – the equivalent of making it to the summit of Mount Everest.

“Over the years I have seen a number of people around me struggle with mental and other health issues and there continues to be a reluctance towards seeking help, especially for men,” he said.

“Movember is a great way to raise awareness of these issues.

“Exercise and being in the natural environment is really important for maintaining physical and mental health and has been really instrumental for my own wellbeing.

“I have a grandson now and I want to set a good example for him and my colleagues and help to break down some of those barriers we are still seeing.”

Glenn has always been a fitness enthusiast and has regularly competed in fun runs and half marathons across the state.

“For many years I have supported men’s mental health but at 62-years- old this was my biggest challenge yet,” he said.

“Each mountain climb took me about two and half hours and had an elevation of just under 1200m.

“I experienced everything from blizzards and snowfall to sunburn.”

Glenn said Metro is right behind the Movember effort, with 60 buses sporting moustaches last month and Movember message featuring on the destination signage. “

While I was unable to convince any of my colleagues to complete the challenge with me, there were plenty of unsightly moustaches around the depot and office and a number of others completing their own version of Move for Movember,” he said.

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