Jamie Andrew’s story is quite simply one of the most gripping and inspiring you will encounter. In January 1999 mountaineer Jamie Andrew and a climbing partner were trapped for five nights on the storm bound icy summit of a French mountain. The rescue, which was one of the most dramatic in the history of the Alps, came only hours too late to save his partner. Jamie, despite suffering hypothermia and appalling frostbite, survived. Days later all four of his hands and feet were amputated.
For many this fate would have meant the end of all hope, but not for Jamie. Since losing his hands and feet Jamie has achieved some incredible feats. He has learned to walk again, taken up skiing, run marathons and iron-man triathlons, and remarkably, returned to climb once more in the mountains that he loves so much.
In August 2016 he made history by becoming the first quadruple amputee to climb The Matterhorn.
Jamie’s story, recounted with honesty and passion, is nothing short of incredible.
Support Speaker - Maddy Cope