S'myelin Sisters - Renée and Sarah

Conquer Cradle Mountain

An epic friendship calls for an epic adventure!

In 1996 we became friends, in 2006 we became sisters, and in 2021 we're becoming mountain trekkers!

Renee has been living with Multiple sclerosis for a decade this year, and Sarah will be celebrating her 40th trip around the sun. We want to do something meaningful to challenge and change us, inspire and excite us... with our driving force being to support people living with MS. 

That's why we are Conquering Cradle Mountain to Beat MS!

Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system and it strikes young people in the prime of their lives.

There is currently no known cure.

Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other neurological condition, with the average age of diagnosis just 30 years old.  Every case of multiple sclerosis is unique – the symptoms, severity and progress of the disease are different for everyone.

So we're trekking through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and traversing sections of the Overland Trail to raise funds to deliver essential MS support services and ensure no one faces MS alone.

Please donate, if you can, to support our trek and give hope to thousands of Australians living with multiple sclerosis.

Thank you for your support. 

With gratitude,

Renée and Sarah xx

Thank you to our Sponsors


World Ms Day Fundraising


Gary Criddle

I’m honoured to support a fantastic mission. Go girls 👍


Lindsay Park Public School


Shaw Family

So proud of my sisters. Love you very much


Talissa Bazaz

Nee, I looked up to you even before I met you. And now as friends - your incredible strength and huge heart have me in constant awe! I’m so proud of you for taking on such a huge challenge and the difference this fundraising will make for so many others. Get it guuurrlll!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰




Matt Gormly

So, so proud of the way you live your life xxxx


The Steffens

Good luck, ladies! You will rock that mountain!!


Judy Melling

Good luck Sarah and Renee. You are both such inspirations.


Ben Carney

Amazing effort Renee! Lots of love, Jackie, Ben, Mitchell and Lucas


Michelle Freney

Love you Beastly - what an incredible experience for you and Sarah. We'll be with you in spirit Love B2 and Vic xox


Blair & Sarah

You are such a wonderful person who puts others before yourself. It's been so great working with you and laughing at silly things. Keep being you.


Dan And Gena

Go conquer girls! An inspiration as always Renee.



Awesome stuff Renee, I’m sure you nail it no prob! What a great initiative


Paul & Kath Boniface


Liz Gormly

Dear Renee. You never fail to amaze me. Your strength and tenacity is seemingly limitless although I know it must nee very challenging for you at times. I know you can do this! I can see you at the top of Cradle Mountain and I wish I could be by your side, bit I will do all that I can to support you over the next 12 months and will help at the home front when you are gone. I send so much love to you. Your proud Mum. Xxxx


Daniel Kishimoto

Showing you and Renee lots of love from Canada! We miss you up here! Dan and Fay


Auntie Cathy

Dearest Renee Not only are you so beautiful, but the guts you show daily and always and the way you handle this disease leaves me speechless and in awe. Hugs my girl. So much love, Cathy and Bram


Michelle Cato

Can’t believe it’s been 10 years. You are an inspiration darling. Xxxxx


Lewis Andrews

You are a strong and beautiful woman and we are right behind you.


Steph Scott

Go team S'myelin Sisters!


Kelly De Luca

Good luck ladies!!! We’re thinking of you!


Stephanie Cario

Hope the walk is wonderful for you both- all the very best!


K & S Johnston

You’re amazing Nee. Good luck with your trek x


Soulful Concepts


Soulful Concepts


Jodi Bush

A great cause... And an amazing walk!


Bev Criddle

The hand that rocks the Cradle rules the world... so go climb that Mountain 🏔 girls ❤️❤️


Maddy Backen

Lots of love from Maddy xxx


Meegan Thomson

So proud of you Née, such an inspiration 🌻


Bev Criddle

The s’myelin sisters will find a new pathway for those neurones 👏👏


Laura Paradise

Get it girls! You inspire me.


Maree Goeldner

You've got this Renèe and Sarah xx


Natalie Tierney

Go Renee! You’ll smash the walk/hike :) I really hope that there is a cure found soon, my sister is suffering from a bad auto immune disease, and it’s just awful to see how it impacts people’s lives. You are an inspiration!


Sarah Byrnes

You’re a superstar Renee. Neurological diseases and conditions don’t get enough research funding. Despite the trek being difficult I’m sure it will also be breathtakingly beautiful once you reach the summit. Good luck with your training/preparation. I believe in you xx


Catherine Hensen

Good luck and have a great time trekking through one of the most beautiful parts of the world


Kylie Hockey

Stronger than I could ever be!


Paul Stewart

Hey Renee, I have no doubt you will conquer this hike and turn it into Criddle Mountain!


Laura Stewart

I’m too proud of you to even try to put it into any kind of words. ❤️


Renée Criddle

Just keep s'myelin, sister! Let the adventure begin xox


Sarah De Vuono

Just keep s'myelin :)


Laura Paradise


Joy Colley

Good luck Sarah and Renee, you girls rock.


Karen Fahey


Alicia Simmonite

I am in awe of you Renee Criddle! You are one amazing, strong and special human 🙌🏻



Hi mum, here’s the last bit of money you need to reach your goal :)


Melissa Jaros

Good luck gorgeous lady! You are downright one of the kindest people I know and I miss seeing your smiling face in the corridors. Good luck! Xx


We show our respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay respects to their Elders past and present.