BATH, England (Reuters) – 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 ($50,647.30) for charity.
It took Jackson four days to climb 5,566 flights of stairs with 89,058 steps on one working leg, dragging himself up and down for 12 hours a day to get a target of 8,848 meters.
The 31-year-old, who suffered a spinal cord injury three years ago, completed his target on Friday to raise money for charity and Britain’s National Health Service.
“It’s been a crazy, weird and wonderful and something completely different,” he told Reuters after finishing.
“I loved it despite it being painful, monotonous and boring at times but most of the time it’s been a lot of fun. Seeing the fund raised going way past what we dreamed it would has been inspiring.”
Jackson said he wanted to do something positive during the COVID-19 crisis but…
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