‘Focus on the positive’: Ed Jackson’s road from paralysis to climbing mountains – video

Ed Jackson played professional rugby for Bath, Doncaster, London Welsh, Wasps and the Dragons over 10 years until he broke his neck diving into a swimming pool and was left paralysed with a medical prognosis that he would never walk again. 

But a year after the accident, Jackson, who walks with a heavy brace on his leg, climbed Mount Snowdon in Wales - and is now preparing for two imposing climbs which, in November, culminates in him attempting to scale the 6,500m Mera Peak in the Himalayas. He and Olly Barkley, the former England international, run charity M2M and are aiming to raising £250,000 for a spinal injury rehabilitation unit in Nepal.

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