Tower con­quered

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

He has con­quered two Auck­land land­marks and now Jor­don Mil­roy is one step closer to reach­ing the top of the world’s tallest build­ing.

The cen­tral Auck­land stu­dent ap­peared in the Auck­land City Har­bour News on Septem­ber 27 to an­nounce he would climb the Auck­land Har­bour Bridge to mark World Cere­bral Palsy Day.

Mr Mil­roy, who has a se­vere form of the con­di­tion, suc­cess­fully com­pleted the climb in 90 min­utes on Oc­to­ber 2.

It is an amaz­ing feel­ing, he says.

‘‘Over the one and a half hours it took to climb it made me think about my dis­abil­ity and how lucky I am to be able to climb amaz­ing stuff.’’

Reach­ing the top was the easy part but the down­ward re­turn proved to be harder, he says.

He also tack­led the Sky Tower’s 1029 stairs in April last year, Auck­land City Har­bour News, April 4, 2012. A longterm goal of Mr Mil­roy’s is to climb Dubai’s 830m Burj Khal­ifa.

Go to auck­land­c­ity har­bournews.co.nz and click Lat­est Edi­tion to see Jor­don Mil­roy talk about his next chal­lenge.

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