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After Steve Plain broke his neck, doctors told him he would be confined to his wheelchair for life

Instead, the Australian set out to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent. He happened to do it in record time.

“For me, the entire journey has been much more rewarding than simply achieving the record itself,” Plain said. “I always had the belief that I could do it. I knew it was going to take a lot of work in terms of training, planning, preparation. But it was that goal and determination to succeed that spurred me on during my recovery.”

Australian who was told four years ago he would never walk again sets a new record for climbing the Seven Summits

Australian Steve Plain set a new speed record for climbing the Seven Summits — the highest peaks on each continent.

That it took him only 118 days to complete the circuit would be remarkable enough. However, his achievement came just four years after he broke his neck in a surfing accident and was told that he might never walk again.

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DW.com

The Australian

 

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