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Briton with debilitating pain scales Mt Everest with crutches in ‘lifetime dream’ – World News

Jamie McAnsh, from Wales, woke up paralyzed from the waist down eight years ago – he has since learned to walk again but still needs crutches to climb to the base camp of the mountain

Jamie McAnsh from Wales reached Everest Base Camp after 11 days
Jamie McAnsh from Wales reached Everest Base Camp after 11 days

A Brit in severe pain climbed Mount Everest on crutches.

Jamie McAnsh from Wales has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) which causes persistent, severe and debilitating pain.

After an 11-day trek, Jamie has achieved his childhood dream of reaching Base Camp at 5,364 feet.

said Jamie BBC Radio Wales Breakfast : “There were times in this challenge where I didn’t think I could do it.

“I was absolutely exhausted. It was an emotional time.”

He also revealed that he “cried a little bit.”

Jamie said: “It didn’t really hit me that I had done it until the next day.







Jamie McAnsh has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) that causes persistent, severe and debilitating pain
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“I was sitting on a rock looking out over Everest and the Himalayas, and that was the moment I really realized that I had achieved a lifetime dream.”

Eight years ago, Jamie went to bed “as usual” but woke up the next day paralyzed from the waist down after breaking his spine in his sleep.

It was another 13 months before he was diagnosed with CRPS, which has no cure but often gradually improves over time.







Eight years ago, Jamie woke up paralyzed from the waist down
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Jamie needs to learn to walk again and after a long road to recovery he has regained some of his mobility but is still dependent on crutches.

Jamie said one of the hardest things to think about is where to put your feet because the height makes everything more difficult.

He said he had to focus on where to put his crutches and if he slipped he couldn’t have stretched his hands out to fall.

He told ITV Cymru Wales : “The pain I feel daily feels like walking on hot coals.







Jamie says his next challenge is the 800-mile Coastal Trail
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“It goes up my legs to belly button height.

“As I climbed, as I got more and more tired, I felt more and more pain. I took 8000 milligrams of painkillers daily to manage the pain.

When he reached the mountain’s memorial, he stopped to pay tribute to his father and nephew, both of whom died.

Jamie says his next challenge is the 800-mile Coastal Trail.

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