Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Irish Adventurer & Mountaineer

Jason Black is Letterkenny's local and famous Irish Adventurer. He is the first Donegal person ever to stand on the summit of Mt Everest the highest place in the world at 29,029ft on 19th may 2013. Denali in Alaska in 2014 and in 2015 set the bar even higher setting the world record on Kilimanjaro speed climbing the mountain via the west2east and back with a double summit in 22.5hrs.

Below is a sculpture honoring Jason and his accomplishments.  It is located in Market Square, Letterkenny.


Here is a close-up.


Here are the words written on the sculpture.


10 comments:

  1. It is a nice sculpture and I really like the quote. I didn't notice the climber until I looked at the close-up!

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  2. Love how they gave him a slope to conquer!

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  3. Did he pay for this honor himself?

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  4. Top o' the mo'nin to ya over there in Ireland. Happy Saint Patrick's Day. Good post; taught me something new. Been absent a while; travels, and now off on the 4th to India and Nepal. :)

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  5. Top o' the mo'nin to ya over there in Ireland. Happy Saint Patrick's Day. Good post; taught me something new. Been absent a while; travels, and now off on the 4th to India and Nepal. :)

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  6. Mr. Black had it right -- love his quote! If you haven't read the book "Into Thin Air" or seen the movie "Everest", I highly recommend them (particularly the former). They provide great insight into what mountaineers endure mentally and physically to climb Everest.

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  7. Another one nice sculpture. There are lot of sculptures in Your city. I like the small man on the edge...

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  8. 'No mountain too high'.. now that's a positive attitude! I like this sculpture very much Bill.

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  9. 'No mountain too high'.. now that's a positive attitude! I like this sculpture very much Bill.

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