Martin was born with Klippel Feil syndrome which creates a fusion in the cervical spine and other related conditions such as a cleft palate and a rare aplastic anaemia. He finds it difficult to walk long distances and wears a ventilator at night.
Martin Symons has been trekking in the Himalayas, sailing on the North Sea, canoeing in Spain and has taken part in expeditions to Snowdon and Ben Nevis.
In 2009 he travelled the Hadrian’s Wall cycle route using an off road wheelchair called a Boma. A documentary was made about the trip which recently won the short feature award at the Moondance International Film Festival in Colorado in the US.
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