High Five-0 Challenge run in honour of Steve Combe

23 Feb, 2015


Members of the High Five-0 Challenge for Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) were devastated to learn of the death of Steve Combe in a helicopter accident on Thursday 19 February.

Steve was a close friend of High Five-0 leader Malcolm Law and his wife, Sally, and the couple are “utterly bereft” by his loss.

Steve has been a friend of the Laws since 2009, and he was a huge supporter of Mal’s efforts on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation.

Today, Day 17 of the High Five-0 Challenge was to have been Steve’s day as team leader. He recced this peak with Mal and Sally in December, and the three of them laughed, talked, played in the snow, picked flowers and saw wild chamois.

“What a gift to us to have had that special time with him on that peak,” Sally Law says.

Today, the High Five-0 team will be running with Steve firmly in their hearts.

“Today is for Steve Combe, our loving, funny, kind and generous friend.”

The MHF would like to thank Steve for his unflagging belief in our work, for his warm spirit and generous heart. We send our sincere condolences to his wife Stephanie, his sons Joseph and Alexander, and to all his friends and family who are grieving for him today.

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Malcom Law, Sally Law and Steve Combe on Dragonfly Peak, December 2014

Note: Mal is currently struggling with an excruciating knee injury that is preventing him from covering the distances he originally planned. Although he will be a hero in our eyes even if he doesn’t walk another step, he is determined to continue and climb 50 mountains. The MHF is lucky to have the championship of such a remarkable man, and we are thankful for the effort he and his supporters are going to on our behalf.

Please contact Sophia Graham for more information:

Mobile: 021 740 454