Ed Jackson is a former Wasps and Dragons rugby player who suffered a devastating accident which brought his professional career to an abrupt end. Ed dislocated his C6/C7 vertebrae and exploded a disc after diving into a swimming pool in April 2017. The shards sliced through the left hand-side of his spinal cord leaving him as an ‘incomplete quadriplegic’. After extensive surgery and rehabilitation, he is now climbing mountains and pushing himself to the limit.
Aside from his climbing pursuits, Ed runs his charity, Millimetres to Mountains alongside his wife Lois and former England rugby player Olly Barkley. They aim to help people overcome mental health challenges through exploration and adventure. Ed has also put his broadcasting talents to good use, launching his podcast ‘It’s Good to Walk’, presenting Channel 4’s European Champions Cup rugby highlights, commentating on the Six Nations and is set to host the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics.