Blind climber ascends Old Man of Hoy

Jesse Dufton was born with only 20% of his central vision and with large blind spots, and over the years his vision deteriorated even more. Now he is a paraclimber, part of a community that adapted the sport of climbing for people with disabilities.

For many other paraclimbers and people with disabilities, he is an example of strength and drive. His drive to always push himself further has now made him famous for conquering the “Old Man of Hoy” a 137 metres sea stack off the Scottish coast. He has lead a team of climbers, taking the responsibility of their safety and his, in his hands and is the first blind paraclimber leading the expedition.

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