Spencer West climbs Kilimanjaro on his hands – the week’s most compelling story? Today’s Debate

Spencer West raises half a million for charity this week as he climbs Kilimanjaro on his hands.

Did you see the amazing pictures of Spencer West this week? He’s the man who has just climbed Kilimanjaro on his hands.

Mr West had both his legs amputated at the age of five after being born with a genetic condition and his parents were apparently told he would never be a functioning member of society.

At the age of 31 he has proved what is possible with positive attitude and steely determination and is the most humbling example of human endeavour to the rest of us.

Certainly next time we start whinging about our lot and things not going our way, perhaps we should remember Spencer West and realise that things really aren’t that bad.

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Photo courtesy of SWN