Ian Toothill is the British man who reached the top of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest despite being a patient of terminal cancer. Toothill becomes the first cancer patient to climb Everest at the age of 47. Can you or I even imagine climbing Everest despite being all ‘fit’?

Most people give up after they are diagnosed with life-threatening disease like terminal cancer, especially when doctors say that one just has few months to live. But the cheeky British man, Ian Toothill has beaten the odds and decided that he wanted to inspire other people with cancer to ‘do that special thing they’ve always wanted to do’. And Ian picked up his mountain gears to head from Sheffield to the Himalayan range to conquer the highest summit in the whole world.

Ian completed his mission and reached the topmost peak on Monday and raised over £31,500 for the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Interestingly, a friend of his had also promised to donated 1,000 pounds if he completed the climb to the top. Toothill became the first cancer patient to conquer Mount Everest in an unbelievable act after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015. The doctors had said that he had only four months to two years to live back in 2015, so Ian decided to live his childhood dream instead of mourning over his fate.

What Ian achieved is beyond describable appreciation, because there are 7.35 billion people living on this Earth, and yet most of us refrain from the thought of facing the extremities of the Himalayan ranges. Can you see yourself hiking on the Everest? And Ian is one hearty cheerful man, living his life more than us in true sense.