A remarkable Donegal woman who is training to climb four iconic mountains in Ireland - all within the space of 24 hours - has just completed a major challenge as part of her prepatations.
On Monday, Nikki Bradley climbed to the summit of Bristi Sea Stack off the west coast of Donegal.
What makes her climb all the more remarkable is that Nikki diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer (Ewing's Sarcoma) at 16.
The receiver of a second total right hip replacement at the age of26, Nikki has been on a truly unique journey. So unique in fact, she has been informed by her consultant that she is currently one of less than ten people worldwide to have lived through what she has.
You can see her remarkable climb in this clip below
This is a technical rock climb on the seaward face of the stack. The climb involved two pitches of technical rock climbing and a 100ft abseil from the summit to the base of the stack.
For more details about the stack see:HERE
On July 21st, 2018, internationally acclaimed mountaineer, Donegal based Iain Miller and Nikki will take on FOUR iconic mountain peaks in 24 hours!
This will be the first time something like this has been attempted by a crutch user in Ireland so she is understandably nervous.
What Mountains are Involved:
The mountains they have chosen are Carrauntooohil, Co. Kerry, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Slieve Donard, Co. Down and Mount Errigal in the Hills of Donegal.
Nikki says that she has decided to use this unique event as her opportunity to give back and have teamed up with three charities. The Irish Cancer Society, Action Cancer and a charity close to my heart, The Ross Nugent Foundation.
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