Nothing can keep him from the outdoors
Favourite location: Nepal
Highest peak: 6800m
Founder of Millimetres 2 Mountain
In 2017, Ed injured his spinal cord. That ended his professional rugby career. And he was told by doctors he’d never walk again.
A year later, he climbed Mount Snowdon.
Getting back out there came down to good planning. And confidence.
But our gear wouldn’t get Ed very far without his enthusiasm for the outdoors. And he wants other people to see it too.
Everest on a staircase
But he does just as well in the real mountains, too - having summited two Alpine mountains in 48 hours with Leo Houlding.
And after “finding himself” in Annapurna (he admits the cliché), he created the charity Millimetres 2 Mountains . It’s all about getting everyone out of their homes and into the fresh air. No matter their physical and mental health.
We’re working with the charity to help kit out others like Ed, so they can experience more in the outdoors.