Mountaineering

Matterhorn conquest for double amputee

Neil Heritage is the first above-the-knee double amputee to have scaled this mountain
Now determination, bravery and motivation are all things Neil Heritage has in abundance. He’s a former soldier, who lost his legs to a suicide bomb in Iraq in 2004, who last week became the first above-the-knee double amputee to scale the Matterhorn mountain - one of the most famous and sheer mountains in the Alps. He told us how it feels.

(Picture: Neil Heritage at the top of the Matterhorn, August 2020.  Credit: Climb2Recovery and Neptune)