I have managed to find some photographs of Jon at the top of Mt Kilimanjaro here and here
and some more video of their training on this page here.
I can't tell you how proud of him I am... and how bad I feel being so proud... well aren't we all taught that pride comes before a fall? What is it with the way we were brought up?!!! Why can't I jump up and down and shout "I have the best son in the world!!?" because that's how I feel, guess I'm just a repressed Brit and that's all there is to it! I am sure he is going to come home a different person altogether... and I hope that he is an inspiration for other people coping with disabilities... or as my father used to say "There's no such word as CAN'T"
Link to tonight's tv news
spoke to Jon on the phone tonight... when I asked him how he was he said "I'm in bits!" The trek down was really tough... his splints are not designed to slope downwards and twice his legs simply collapsed underneath him. I think it was probably the toughest thing he has ever done! Phew... thank goodness its over and he will be home soon... I do hope he hasn't got any more crazy plans.