Jack Morgan showed today that despite having a disability he still has a love for personal challenges and the great outdoors. In company with a band of family, supporters and several team members, Jack powered his self propelled Mountain Trike to the summit of Pen-y-ghent, all to raise funds for the Cave Rescue Organisation. The 7 mile trek with an ascent of 700m was a tough one, but Jack was determined to make it. The weather was perfect for the attempt, although the wind on top was quite raw. The clear visibility gave stunning views for miles around.
Asked afterwards which he found harder, the going up or coming down, Jack replied “Whilst it was physically tough going up, the downhill was more worrying; the chance of losing control was higher, and made it a bit more fraught”.
Jack has received pledges for over £1200 already on Just Giving, and walkers on the route today also chipped in an amazing £230. All told, Jack hopes to achieve triple his original target of £500.
Everyone who supported Jack today was impressed by his determination, strength and character in completing a tough route on far from ideal tracks for his mode of transport. Well done Jack!
If you would like to contribute towards Jack’s fund raising, you can do so here.