The greatest climb

The greatest climb

Bryn Williams, founder of Wobbly Williams awareness group for Parkinson’s Disease and friend of jogscotland, has successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The 27 strong charity fundraising team, which also included rugby legend Gavin Hastings and Miss Scotland Jennifer Reoch, completed their ascent of the African peak in Tanzania on Tuesday 17 January.

Bryn, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 36, said: “I cannot put into words how draining the climb was.

“”I was using poles to help my balance, but I had no energy to battle my Parkinson’s and make my right arm work correctly. This caused me to fall a couple of times, but I never thought about giving up. It was all about determination.

“On top of Kilimanjaro it was all tears and snot. Everyone hugging. No singing or shouting, just private emotion.”

The team had the full support of the huge Wobbly Williams Try-Athletes Team, who participate in running events across the world to help raise money for the charity Funding Neuro.

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