“I’ve never particularly liked being told what I can’t do,” the 48-year-old writer told The Independent.
When he first lost his sight, he went through a period of withdrawal. Then in 2009 his daughter chose to celebrate her ninth birthday at the local climbing wall. One thing led to another.
Széll (pronounced "sail") always looked at the Old Man of Hoy in awe as a child. The pillar rises vertically out of the waves on a craggy island in the north of Scotland to a height of 449 feet. But he never thought he would climb it.
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