A CANCER victim who pledged to climb a mountain during his battle with the illness, has realised his dream.
Mirfield-born Jason Tingle has raised thousands of pounds for Leukaemia Research after climbing Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains in north Africa.
Brave Jason, 33, whose parents Marlene and Barry Tingle live in Knowle Road, has undergone almost three years of gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment at Dewsbury District General and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.
He is now in remission from the illness having been treated for leukaemia and a large tumour on his oesophagus and being given an eight per cent chance of survival.
Jason, who was educated at Mirfield High School, said: "I wanted to live and I made myself a promise. I said I was going to climb a mountain when I had beaten this illness.
"I wanted to show people there was life after leukaemia."
Jason, who now works as an internal business consultant in Warwickshire, climbed the 13,660 feet moun- tain in Morocco with a committed back-up team.
He hopes to raise £10,000 for Leukaemia Research and is still collecting sponsorship.
After leaving school Jason served his engineering apprenticeship at T S Harrisons in Heckmondwike before studying for a degree in manufacturing, technology and management at Brunel University, west London.
He is a keen Huddersfield Town supporter and comes home every weekend to follow the team.
Anyone who wants to support him can e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 078100 57585.