Anger, aggression, disbelief, darkness, and exhaustion before i actually started. Jill Wheatley’s first expedition was one of survival. Wheatley gone through with 70% vision loss, severe eating disorders left her no reason to fight for her life.
“Mountains allow me to make sense of the chaos that surfaces among crowds and questions, stares, cities. from tales of getting lost to finding myself at Manaslu. And then climbing up to the serene summit of Manaslu. The challenge of climbing 8000+ peaks is not tough as the traumatic challenge I went through. Challenging the mountains of my mind.” Jill Wheatley
Jill Wheatley is pursuing the project ‘Vision 8000’ to climb all fourteen 8000ers peaks in the world. She aimed to break down the stigma associated with traumatic brain injury, vision loss, and eating disorders. Through such challenging mountain experiences, others will witness the power of perspective and possibility despite adversity.
Jill Wheatley is currently aiming to summit K2, Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak this summer. Wajid Nagri (Pakistani Mountaineer) is along with Wheatley.
Jill Wheatley while pursuing VISION 8000:
|K2||8611 m||Mission 2022|
|Cho Oyu||8201 m|
|Nanga Parbat||8125 m||Mission 2022|
|Gasherbrum 1||8068 m|
|Broak Peak||8047 m||Mission 2022|
|Gasherbrum 2||8035 m|
Jill Wheatly is not only a mountaineer but also a mountain runner, ice climber, and ski mountaineer. Her golden words of ‘challenging the mountains of my mind are so inspirational. Women like her have the power of ignition to enlighten generations.
More power to Jill Wheatly, a brave mountaineer on a project ‘VISION 8000’.