17 years ago, Jamie Andrew lost his hands and feet to frostbite after being trapped in a snowstorm. Today, Jamie has claimed himself as the first quadruple amputee to climb the Matterhorn in Switzerland.
You can read the detailed article here.
Andrew told The Associate Press that climbing the mountain wasn’t even the hardest part. He stated, “In the end, climbing the mountain was the easy bit. It was all the graft and preparation, and trial and error (that was hardest).”
Although it took Andrew about five hours longer than the average climber, he at no point considered turning back. The man has definitely earned my respect and hopefully has yours too.
I never want to hear another excuse ever again.
“I can’t man, I’m too tir-”
*quick jab to the nuts*
I don’t want to hear it. And I can promise you, you will never hear it from me. This guy, combined with the kid who biked 50 miles to college, has provided me with enough motivation to turn in all of my assignments on time this coming semester. Hell, I might even run for president in 2020. I’m feeling pretty unstoppable.
Couldn’t have said it any better, Lori.