Paralysed duo set a document by climbing a significant Himalayan peak | UK | Information


Ed Jackson, 33, has weakness or paralysis in all four limbs. The ex-Bath rugby player set out with fellow 33-year-old paraplegic Ben Halms to climb Nepal’s Himlung Himal.

Ed, who was injured jumping into a pool, said, “I want to encourage more people to break out of the narrative that they can’t do things and reach their potential.”

Ben, a former soldier, was injured when his parachute failed to deploy properly.

He said: “This was more than just an expedition for me.

“It’s given me something to focus on and work towards during a difficult time. It gave me hope.”

The attempt to break the record for men with their illness was organized by the charity Millimeters 2 Mountains Foundation, founded by Ed and his wife Lois.