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In April 2023, three men with life changing spinal cord injuries will attempt to cross Vatnajokull, the largest ice cap in Western Europe. World first expedition with no able bodied support.
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In April 2023, three young men with life changing spinal cord injuries will attempt to cross Vatnajokull, the largest ice cap in Western Europe. They will be linked together by a single rope, and without any support or guidance will make the journey as a united team. One was an adventurer, one a professional rugby player, and one a soldier and a mountaineer. Each of these men have had everything that gave them purpose and meaning stripped away from them. Each of them faced the possibility that everything they'd ever dreamt of having was going to be gone forever. But, in their own unique way, each of them recovered.

Ed, Niall and Darren have set out to raise vital funds for the Millimetres 2 Mountains Foundation to help more people aid their recovery from trauma by using the great outdoors. Not only that, they want to use this expedition to show that sometimes a terrible diagnosis is not necessarily a terrible prognosis. You can still go on to achieve amazing things with your life within the realms of a body that isn't quite as able as it was before. Be that someone like Niall McCann who is incomplete paraplegic, or Ed Jackson who is incomplete quadriplegic or Darren Edwards who is complete paraplegic. The biggest barrier is often inside people's heads, and we want to remove that barrier.

The journey will take them over 2 weeks to complete the 150km slog, in treacherous conditions all completely unsupported. Follow their journey on the Millimetres 2 Mountains Foundation Instagram.

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M2M Foundation

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Millimetres to Mountains aim is to be the catalyst for positive change in people facing challenges in life. Through discovery and adventure we provide a platform for individuals to redefine their own limitations and take steps towards a brighter future.

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