Jamie Andrew is the incredible Scottish mountaineer who, despite having no hands and feet, has made some amazing ascents all over the world. As a quadruple amputee, Jamie has also made many other remarkable achievements, raising many thousands of pounds for charity along the way.
Jamie Andrew OBE is an incredible and inspiring individual. He is the first quadruple amputee in the world to have climbed The Matterhorn in Switzerland, the first to climb Kilimanjaro in Africa, the first to complete a Marathon and the first to complete an Iron Man Triathlon.
Jamie Andrew’s story is quite simply one of the most gripping and inspiring you will encounter. In January 1999 mountaineer Jamie and a climbing partner were trapped for five nights on the storm bound icy summit of a French mountain.
The rescue, which was one of the most dramatic in the history of the Alps, came only hours too late to save his partner.
Suffering hypothermia and appalling frostbite, survived. Days later all four of his hands and feet were amputated.
For many this fate would have meant the end of all hope, but not for Jamie. Since losing his hands and feet Jamie has achieved some incredible feats.