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Video: Inspiring Irish cancer survivor climbs death defying Donegal mountain peak on crutches


Brave disabled woman Nikki Bradley and mountain expert Iain Miller stood on the summit of one of Ireland's most outrageous headlands.

The Sturrall’ is one of the most outstanding sea cliff features in Ireland, it is a true monster of a headland sitting isolated and far from the real world.

Standing 800m long and 180m at its highest point, it's also one of the most gruelling climbs in the country.

Nikki who founded a fitness based awareness campaign called ‘Fighting Fit For Ewing’s’, regularly participates in physical challenges to highlight the importance of exercise for rehabilitation.

When describing the climb she said it was ‘an absolutely brilliant day’ but marked it as her ‘toughest challenge in Ireland to date’.

Nikki walks with crutches due to permanent damage caused by radiotherapy and experiences pain daily.

She was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at just sixteen and had been forced to have two hip replacements by the age of 26.

Since teaming up with Iain Miller, Nikki has managed to successfully climb numerous mountains along with abseiling and rock climbing despite continued medical set backs.

Courtesy of Iain Miller

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