Mark Harding walking up Skiddaw
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Skiddaw mountain climb for injured Cumbrian soldier

A soldier who learnt to walk again after a sniper's bullet left him with severe injuries to his spinal cord, has climbed 3,054 ft (930m) up a mountain.

Lance Corporal Mark Harding from Wigton, Cumbria, was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment in 2010 when he was shot in the neck.

The 36-year-old received severe injuries to his spinal cord which left him paralysed for several months.

Now, after learning to walk again, he has climbed to the top of Skiddaw mountain in the Lake District.

  • 06 Sep 2012