On the 21st May 2019 Joe Winch stood on top of the world unable to quite believe that he had actually made it.

Climbing Mount Everest is a remarkable achievement for anyone. But, climbing Mount Everest as part of his recovery from acute Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – when only two years prior the PTSD had destroyed everything about me and my world, causing significant neurological and physiological damage to my brain and body, and completely compromising my ability to understand or engage the world around me – that’s not just remarkable, it’s practically impossible.

His tremendous journey has done something far better than just curing him – it helped him create a new life, a life which is far happier, brighter, and less chaotic; where his priorities and interests are far clearer.