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Bobby Barjam believes you should dream big, which is why he’s attempting to fulfil his long-held ambition of climbing Mount Everest

Updated: Apr 23

CHAT SESSION 52 with Bobby Barjam

Topic- Extreme disabled athletes 'Everest climb for life'.

Catch up and listen to our chat session

Monday 22nd April 2024 1pm 

There are currently an estimated billion people living with a disability.

“I am a global ambassador for people with disabilities, no one has done what l am doing. l can spark hope and while doing so l want to raise 100 million USD fund for people with disabilities and their carers throughout the world” says Bobby

At the age of 13 Bobby was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He has experienced periods of blindness and impaired mobility and was the youngest person ever with MS.

Today, Bobby is a father to 3-year-old Brooklyn and Annie who is 14 years old. Bobby and his partner Nina have been together 20 years. Bobby started his climbing journey 11 years ago. In a Wheelchair weighing 140kg, Dr John Tickell asked Bobby “What do you want to do with your life?” Bobby replied, “I want to walk to the top of the world and see the blue sky”. And that’s how his Everest journey started.

John helped Bobby lose 60kg. Slowly and steadily, it took 7 years. He trained hard at Fitness First, in the mountains with ADVENTURE GUIDES AUSTRALIA, in the Jayco climate room, the Niim climate room, Trees adventure obstacle course, Bounce ninja warrior course, and training on the beaches with Life Saving Victoria. He also trained at the gym and pool at the Richmond Football clubs aligned centres and fuelled his body eating Befit Food.


Bobby is also the first and oldest person with a disability in Australia, the southern hemisphere, and the Commonwealth to climb Mt Everest at 57 years of age. He has also been asked to compete in the 2026 Paralympics at which he will be the oldest person to compete at 59 years of age.

Despite the hardships of living with MS, Bobby, now 56, is a passionate, devoted man who cares for others and wants to challenge people’s minds to the possibilities available to those who are living with disabilities.

Bobby has set himself the task of reaching the peak of Mt Everest. He wants to show others that MS does not rule his life. Bobby is on a mission to raise disability awareness and to encourage those with disabilities to take action in order to improve themselves, their wellbeing and their day to day lives.

Bobby’s achievements to date:

-Mt Everest base camp numerous times 5368 meters

-Mt Kalapatar 3 climbs 5550 meters

-Meera Peek 6000 meters

-Mt East Lobashae 6117 meters

To date Bobby has completed the TRIPLE climb, Everest base camp, Mt Kalapatar and Mt East Lobashae. He was the first person ever to complete the TRIPLE with a disability in just 18 days. In total he climbed over 18 thousand meters whilst sustaining an injury to his ankle.

Bobby’s Multiple Sclerosis means that for 6 months of the year he is bound to a wheelchair or walking sticks. Some days it’s hard for Bobby to get out of bed, but he has a dream to climb Mt Everest and with the support of Two Buoys, and all his sponsors, he is well on the way to for filling his dream!

Bobby truly is one of the most extreme athletes in the world with a disability so to help ‘Bobby’s Everest climb for Life’ campaign, in collaboration with Scott, and his team at Two Buoys and with the support of community, a fundraising event will be hosted on Friday 26th July 2024 at their Iconic seaside location in Dromana.

At Two Buoys their focus when hosting any function or event is to make sure you and your guests have a great time. With a unique seaside venue set opposite the beach that has great views onto Port Phillip Bay, sunsets can be enjoyed all year round from the weatherproof indoor/outdoor decked area joined by a cocktail bar and restaurant.

The welcoming and friendly staff can serve up a wide selection of cocktails, mixed drinks, and a large selection of wine from their 600-bottle wine cellar.

Get involved, save the date, Friday 26th July 2024, and join us to help Bobby as he embarks on his mission to climb Mount Everest.


Follow Bobby’s journey to Everest by visiting


The Peninsula’s favourite place to wine, dine and play by the bay.

209 Point Nepean Rd

Dromana, Victoria


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