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Serviceman attempts to break two world records by scaling Pen Y Fan

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Serviceman attempts to scale Pen Y Fan with a rowing machine on his back

On Saturday 11 June 2022, Jonathan Roberson, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, who has suffered a stroke, undergone heart surgery and had a heart monitor fitted and then been diagnosed with PSTD - will attempt to break two Guinness World Records climbing Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales.

He will be completing as many ascents and descents of the peak as possible, while carrying a 26kg rowing machine on his back. Once on the top of Pen Y Fan he will then row the height of the mountain (886m) before heading back down, repeating this until he can’t go any further.

He will be raising money for us, and will also be carrying a 3kg medicine ball to represent the unseen burden of veterans’ mental health in physical form.

Robert Marsh, Director of Fundraising at Combat Stress, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Jonathan for taking on such a gruelling endurance challenge. To complete this challenge would be an incredible feat, particularly given what he has been through, and we are excited for him at the prospect achieving a Guinness World Record.

“The money he raises will help us to continue providing our specialist support to veterans with complex mental health problems.”

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