Bad weather meant 55-year-old Paul Raciborski of Woodford didn't end up climbing France's Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe, but he was content to knock off the 4164 metre Breithorn in Switzerland instead. He was part of a team of climbers from the Brain Injury Association of NSW.
A Katoomba-based organisation that has helped women and families affected by domestic violence and homelessness for 30 years will shut its doors at the end of this month after new tenders were awarded to larger service providers in Penrith.
Paul Cheetham was glad to get a chance thanks to NOVA Employment. The disability employment service, with offices in Springwood and Katoomba, gave the 43-year-old Katoomba man a job opportunity after he struggled to find work for 12 months because of a back injury and dyslexia.
Mt Victoria rockclimber and photographer Simon Carter has just finished a 24-month goal of producing a coffee-table style book called Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed - a feat that saw him capture stunning climbing images from jaw-dropping perspectives.
National ballroom and Latin dancing champions Marina Mihova and Clyde Gonsalves led the way at a fundraising ball last month for Blue Mountains Recreation and Respite Service (BMRRS), but the real stars of the night were the dancers with disabilities.
Blue Mountains dance troupe the Wagana Aboriginal Dancers have been invited to bring four young dancers to perform at the 13th Dance and the Child International World Congress in Copenhagen in July 2015.
A new lookout just unveiled at the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens in Blackheath will give visitors, including those in wheelchairs, on walking frames or with other mobility problems, a birds-eye view of the beautiful setting.