SafetyCope helped to sponsor an expedition to Himlung Himal, a 7,126-meter peak in Nepal close to the Tibetan border.
In aid of a charity Millimetres2Mountains (M2M), a charity run and operated by Ed Jackson a former professional rugby player who suffered a swimming pool related accident that resulted in a broken neck and paralysis.
Through extensive rehabilitation Ed managed to start transitioning from his wheelchair to walking with an aim to see how far he could push himself.
"MILLIMETRES 2 MOUNTAINS CREATES POSITIVE CHANGE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE FACING MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES AS A RESULT OF ENCOUNTERING ADVERSITY IN THEIR LIVES. THROUGH EXPLORATION, ADVENTURE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS WE INSPIRE AND SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS TO REDEFINE THEIR OWN LIMITATIONS AND TAKE STEPS TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE." M2M
On the most recent of M2M's expeditions, Arron Collins-Thomas joined the expedition as the wellness expert. Having trained as a personal trainer for the last 16 years and studying Qigong Arron brings a rounded approach to wellness.
Arron also runs Toniq Life a group of gyms and wellness experience's, such as cold water swimming and mental health retreat's.
Statement from Arron
"Thank you SafetyCope for sponsoring my boots, After a night on the mountain at -20C they kept my toes from freezing off. Just a couple of numb ones still but the feeling is slowly coming back."
For more information about the climb and the trials and tribulations the group had to go though, please relate to the article by CCN.
'You're just doing everything you can to survive': How a quadriplegic former rugby player conquered a Himalayan mountain.