DESPITE sore calves and bruised Achilles tendon, a Como resident pushed on to climb the 242 steps of Jacob’s Ladder 200 times for a good cause.
Scott Drysdale achieved his aim to climb Jacob’s Ladder for 24 hours to raise awareness for Diabetes WA on April 5 – 6.
His goal to complete 200 laps of the 40-metre ladder is the equivalent of climbing and descending for 8000m, almost the height of Mt Everest at 8848m.
“I actually ended up doing 201 laps,” Mr Drysdale said.
“There were definitely some people that I spoke to about it that didn’t understand the full scope of what I was doing.
“Everyone on the day was really impressed on what I was doing.”
Congratulations to A REASONable Adventure for completing 200 laps of Jacobs Ladder in less than 24 hours. An amazing feat and we hope you are resting up today, Scott ! 🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♂️ Scott has raised over $5000 for us to continue to support Western Australians living with diabetes. You can still donate if you’re as impressed as we are with his effort. Click here: https://scottstepsupfordiabetes.everydayhero.com/au/scott-steps-up
Posted by Diabetes WA on Saturday, 6 April 2019
Despite doing more than what he anticipated, Mr Drysdale said he didn’t think he would make it after his Achilles tendon swelled up.
“At about 150 laps in, that was probably my worst or my lowest point for the whole thing,” he said.
“There’s four to six weeks of rehab to go get my Achilles back to normal.
“There was lots of swelling and bruising but surprisingly no other injuries and no tears.”
Mr Drysdale said the fundraiser was a success due to his supporters, including his workplace being accommodating and the trainers at Como Fitness.
“Realistically the most important thing is we met our fundraising target,” he said.
“We raised $6100 all up including cash donations on the day.”