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Jamie Andrew takes on the Matterhorn

Jamie Andrew takes on the Matterhorn

Jamie AndrewJamie Andrew is the incredible Scottish mountaineer and quadruple amputee who, despite having no hands and feet has taken on some of the most gruelling challenges in the world whilst raising thousands for charity.

Following the loss of his limbs Jamie has overcome many challenges, working hard on his rehabilitation and learning to be self-sufficient once again and carry out everyday tasks as well as being able to walk on prosthetic legs. Since his accident he has taken part in numerous sports including swimming, running, skiing, snow-boarding, paragliding, caving, orienteering and sailing.

His first charity expedition took place in 2000 in climbing Ben Nevis with other adventures including the completion of the London marathon in 2002 and climbing Kilimanjaro in 2004 with three other disabled mountaineers.

His latest adventure saw him take on the Matterhorn, a 4,478 metre mountain bordering Switzerland and Italy with one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It was first ascended on July 14, 1865 by Edward Whymper with Jamie starting his descent in August 2013.

All of Jamie’s exploits on the Matterhorn are being featured in a special documentary on Channel 5 on Friday 4th April at 9pm.

We wish Jamie all the best on his next adventure. For more information on this inspirational man please visit www.jamieandrew.com