April 2019, I was lucky enough to be able hike to Everest Base Camp with Martin Hewitt and Terry Byme, both injured serving in Afghanistan as members of the elite British Parachute Regiment. Despite these injuries, both attempting to summit Mt Pumori (7161m) and Mt Everest (8849m).
Meeting Martin while I was working out in St Anton as a snow sports physio, just 2 days before my accident, was meant to be. The determination, strength, courage and mind set of the guys involved in the www.adaptivegrandslam.com enabled me to realise that you can achieve anything to set your mind to. The guys involved, all having a physical disability, also made me understand that an adaption can be made to make anything achievable.
Now, from falling 50m off a mountain, they are my passion and I cant think of anything better than climbing a mountain.
The blog I wrote and video I made of this incredible journey can be found here www.beautyintragedy.com/single-post/2019/03/24/because-it-s-there
Martin, went with the intention to summit Everest as well as document the expedition. All the highs and unfortunate lows were captured with also myself achieving getting to base camp as well as climbing Kala Pattar (5545m).
To view this incredible documentary, you can rent it on Amazon here www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B08QDX8YJF/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
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