Almost paralysed – Now climbing mountains!
In early 2018, Perth man Steve Plain will attempt to climb the highest peak on each of the world’s seven continents in world-record time in support of Surf Life Saving WA and SpinalCure Australia’s Project Edge.
Steve is aiming to complete the climbs in under 4 months which if successful will be a new world-record for completing the ‘7 summits’, beating the current record of 126 days.
He was inspired to take the challenge after a simple accident at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach in December 2014 that nearly left him paralysed for life.
After being dumped by a wave and driven head first into the sand, Steve lay partially paralysed, face-down in the water. Unable to breath, his initial concern was drowning. Fortunately, Steve’s life was saved by the quick work of Cottesloe Beach volunteer surf lifesavers Lara and Gary Matier and friend Dave Field.
Its an inspirational story and Steve joins John and Garry..
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