Jason Black to tackle K2, ‘the mountaineer’s mountain’


BY Harry Walsh

LETTERKENNY businessman and mountaineer Jason Black flies out to Pakistan next week as he sets to climb his way back to the top of the world.

Two years ago, Jason (44) became the first Donegal person to reach the summit of Everest and now has his sights on K2, the second highest mountain in the world.


Since summiting Everest’s north face and returning from the Arctic last year, Jason has worked tirelessly, training twice a day, placing endurance and strength to the fore.

This week he spoke to the Donegal News about his incredible journey, one that has seen him step outside his comfort zone to try something new.

“The challenges I tackle are made of rock, ice and snow but the ‘mountains’ people face at home every day of the week are every bit as challenging,” he said.

For 76 days Jason will battle against the sheer ability to stay alive. But why?


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