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'You're just doing everything you can to survive': How a quadriplegic former rugby player conquered a Himalayan mountain


Stranded overnight on a Himalayan mountain without water, food or tents in temperatures that plummeted to -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit), Ed Jackson and his team took it in turns to keep each another awake in case they fell asleep and did not wake up again. Jackson was attempting to scale Himlung Himal, a 7,126-meter peak in Nepal close to the Tibetan border.

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Quadriplegic former rugby player Ed Jackson conquers 'Everest'


Quadriplegic former professional rugby player Ed Jackson has scaled the height of Mount Everest by hauling himself up and down the stairs of his parents' house and raised more than 41,000 pounds ($US50,647.30) for charity.

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Coronavirus: Paralysed Ed Jackson reaches Everest staircase feat


A paralysed ex-rugby player has climbed the equivalent height of Mount Everest on his parents' staircase. Ed Jackson, from Bath, broke his neck after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool in 2017, leaving him with no or partial use of all four limbs.

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MF Meets The Inspirational Ed Jackson

Men's Fitness23/04/2020

Paralysed from a freak accident, ex rugby pro Ed Jackson refused to give up hope. Now he's defying all the odds to scale some of the world's biggest mountains.

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Ed Jackson: "It was only three years ago that I had to spend nearly four months in hospital"

Square Mile14/04/2020

The rugby player's professional career was over and doctors believed he would never walk again. In the intervening years, Jackson has not only walked - he has climbed Mount Snowden and the highest trekking peak in Nepal.

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Ed Jackson: I was paralysed after an accident - now I climb mountains


In 2017 a tragic accident left rugby player Ed Jackson paralysed from the neck down. He was told that he would never walk again. But today he has climbed Mount Snowdon, Mera Peak and is planning a 268-mile hike for this summer. As his charity M2M reflects, the past few years have been a journey from millimetres to mountains for the sportsman.

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Me and my London: Olly Barkley

Square Mile27/01/2020

As a rugby player, Olly Barkley won 23 caps for England over the course of a 14-year career. However his greatest work has arguably come since retirement in the founding of charity focused events company M2M Presents with fellow ex-pro Ed Jackson.

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Ed Jackson and Olly Barkley, & more

Fubar Radio18/11/2019

This week, Ian was joined by Ed Jackson, Olly Barkley, Jessica Ellerby and Oliver Lansley.

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Ed Jackson: 'I want to be the first quadriplegic to climb Everest'

The Guardian03/04/2019

"I seem to be in a good mood all the time" Ed Jackson says as he remembers the accident which broke his neck, ended his rugby career and left him paralysed with a medical prognosis that he would never walk again.

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