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Former Paralympian attempts world first

Former paralympian Sean Rose Photo: ITV News Anglia

A disabled man from St Neots plans to become the first to travel across Europe's largest glacier and all on a snow kite.

Sean Rose and his team are heading out Iceland to compete in the challenge in April.

Sean taking part in some last minute training. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Sean, who lives in St Neots broke his back in a skiing accident 13 years ago, since then he's become a World Champion Water Skier, Winter X-Games medalist and double Paralympian.

This latest challenge is to raise money for Wings for Life who's mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

"You've always got to look for that next challenge in life. It's never been done before. I needed to get my teeth into it. We worked on the equipment I needed, there were so many challenges involved, it hit every button for me"

– Sean Rose, disabled athlete