Jim lives up to his name with hearty Snowdon climb

AN Anglesey man who underwent five coronary artery bypass operations, after a heart attack last year, looks set to enter the Guinness Book of Records.

Jim Walker, 70, of Rhosneigr, and a team of 15 supporters, walked to the summit of Snowdon in just over three hours on Tuesday.

No one has ever attempted to climb the peak after five coronary artery bypasses.

The dad of two, and grandad of five, received an emotional standing ovation from supporters and his wife Carol.

Although money is still coming in, he has raised to date about £1,000 for cardiac rehabilitation on Anglesey and Gwynedd.

“It was amazing and I can’t believe I have done it. It hasn’t been confrimed yet, but I am told it is a record, we are just waiting to hear,” said Jim.

“It was my first time up Snowdon.

“When I was about to undergo a seven hour operation in Liverpool, things were serious, my consultant Jack Chalmers said, ‘don’t worry, I’ll make sure you get to see Snowdon.’ It’s nothing short of miracle that I’m even here.”

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