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'Rock climbing saved my life'

Extreme athlete Jamie Leibert has been speaking to Sportshour from Voss in Norway about his extraordinary life. As a troubled youth, he turned to drugs and alcohol which sucked him into a downward spiral - even finding himself in prison.

But he turned his life around when he discovered extreme sports, and now he's enjoying 'Ekstremsportveko', an extreme sports festival featuring sports likes of base jumping, skydiving, paragliding and many others.

He's now raising funds through for sport camps so youngsters who are in need of help or an escape thier difficulties, something Jamie believes these sports provide.

Photo: Jamie Leibert and friends prepare for a base jump in Voss Norway Credit: Luke Homay/Courtesy of Just Care More

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