This photo shows 27-year-old Aron Anderson from Sweden. The professional adventurer and motivational speaker had just scaled the Trolltunga, a spectacular cliff ledge in south-western Norway. Following an incomplete spinal cord injury to his lower back (L3 level), he still has limited leg movement if he uses immense physical effort. “The bad weather – with rain and snow – made the climb more difficult. Nevertheless, I continued to push myself on my crutches,” he says.
It usually takes climbers eight hours to reach the top. Aron, who faced the challenge with friends, took 22 hours. “The feeling of sitting in a place that I only knew from photographs was both frightening and incredibly moving at the same time.”
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