Jason Black: Everyone has their own Everest

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Letterkenny businessman Jason Black, who returns to Donegal on Monday after becoming the first Donegal person to reach the summit of Everest, said he hoped his expedition could serve to inspire young people.

“There’s no mountain too high, there’s nothing that can’t be achieved,” Jason told the Democrat/Donegal People’s Press Sunday, speaking from Dublin where he had been reunited with his wife, Sharon, and their children Laura, Kate, Billy and Ella, after six weeks in Nepal.

“We are living in an environment with a lot of gloom and doom. Everyone has their own Everest to climb, whether it is suicide, whether it is depression, whether it is lack of work, lack of money,” Jason said. “But to young people the message is there is nothing that can’t be achieved.

For more see Monday’s Donegal People’s Press and Donegal Democrat and hear Jason speaking on Monday morning to Shaun Doherty on Highland Radio.


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