first_imgSome of the conditions which Jason had to endure on Mt EverestFOR the first time in a public forum Mt Everest conqueror Jason Black will speak of his epic journey in becoming the first Donegal person in history to scale the greatest mountain in the world. The evening will be fundraiser hosted by the Letterkenny Lions on 30th April at An Grianan Theatre will all proceeds going to SVP.‘From rock bottom to the top of the world’ will see Jason open up to an audience at An Grianán Theatre of the life-changing journey which culminated on him reaching the summit of Everest on May 19th last.So what inspired this proud ordinary Donegal man – Jason will tell us all.In Jason’s honesty he will openly share his life growing up as a young Donegal boy and how life dealt him some really difficult demons to deal with losing his mum to cancer & losing his best friend & brother in an accident. He will deal with bullying and the effect it had when rock bottom yet as he stood on top of the world Jason confronted his demons and survived… he tells it all.“We are living in an environment with a lot of gloom and doom. Everyone has their own Everest to climb, some more than others whether it is suicide, depression, sickness, fear, drink, drugs, lack of work or lack of money. I only had to climb Mt Everest for two months people in my community are climbing it daily.“I will speak of my own challenges in life and I’m sure people will draw the parallels. I’m nervous about speaking to an audience because I will be opening up about things I’ve never spoke of before. I will be showing pictures of the climb for the first time and speaking of how in the face of adversity we have to look deep within ourselves to meet our dreams.“To the people of my county the message is clear, there is nothing that can’t be achieved, with the right plan , preparation & focus you can achieve anything in this world. That is what I want to bring back to the young & old of the county,” he added.The Letterkenny Lions are delighted to be associated with Jason on such a unique event.“Jason is an inspiration to so many people,” spokesman Eamon Stevenson.“Reaching Everest was an epic journey but what we will hear here for the first time of what was the motivation and the reasons why Jason took on the challenge. “In life we all have our challenges, but I think people will draw from Jason’s honest and candid account of his life journey,” he added.The event will take place in An Grianán Theatre on Wednesday, April 30 and the organizers are hoping to fill the house.For enquiries contact An Grianán Theatre box office.Since his conquer of Mt Everest Jason has been keeping busy. Nominated for Donegal person of the year & picking up numerous awards, the highlight been the Donegal Sports Person Special Achievement of the 2013 award . Jasons achievements to Letterkenny were engraved by way a civic reception by Letterkenny Town Council & Donegal County Council commissioning a symbolic sculpture by Redmond Herity at the town’s Market Square and at the foot of mount Errigal.Jason is now busy preparing to scale Mt McKinley in Alaska leaving on May 18th while last September he and four very proud Donegal men Clive and Keith Davison (twins), Brian McFadden, and Francie Gallagher stood high on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Northern Europe.Since Jason’s return he has carried his powerful message to our youth in schools & presenting at several youth events & Mental Health Roadshow, which he promotes Mental health awareness to kids in Donegal on behalf of Donegal Youth Council.His wife, Sharon, and their children Laura, Kate, Billy and Ella, are so proud of what he has achieved, and what he is doing for their community.Jason’s life story has the power to change the way you thing about life ….. Trust us it’s thrilling from start to finish.To follow jasons journey www.facebook.com/voodooireland“There’s no mountain too high, there’s no problem too big to be conquered – Jason Black”EVEREST CONQUEROR JASON BLACK BRINGS HIS STORY TO THE STAGE – FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! was last modified: April 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:An Grianan TheatredonegalJason BlackletterkennymountainMt Everestlast_img

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