Mount Everest

Support Jamie on his climb to Mount Everest

The challenge of Mount Everest base camp is going to be a real test on Jamie’s mental and physical state. Completing the full walk on Crutches the challenge will be a test of upper body endurance. Once completed Jamie will join a very short list of disabled climbers to reach Base Camp and as far as we can tell he will be the first CRPS Sufferer ever to achieve this amazing feat.

The Story as you may know

In January 2014, Jamie McAnsh was diagnosed with a functional neurological condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). A condition that left my neurologically paralysed from the waist down. Jamie’s journey has been life-changing. However, instead of focusing on a restricted life in a wheelchair, Jamie focused on living life outside the box.

Jamie developed a new taste for adapted adventure and committed to showing that a disability does not rule your abilities. In the first year as a wheelchair user, Jamie found a new love for sport. By March 2014, he became a signed member for the Cardiff Celts Wheelchair Basketball team. By the August of 2014, Jamie was selected for the Welsh Wheelchair Rugby 7’s team, Representing Wales in the Home Nations Cup as team Kicker.

With the ultimate aim to not only prove his own abilities but to show and inspire others, Jamie decided to set himself 12 challenges– one new challenge every month, for the year of 2015.

As part of this, Jamie completed the 100-mile-long course of the Carten100 as part of the South Wales Hand-cycle team.

Barely giving himself time to recover, 4 weeks later, Jamie became the first wheelchair user to complete the gruelling WAAT4 challenge!

Jamie’s tireless determination earned him the WAAT4 Greatest Achievement Award.

Jamie has won several other awards for his profound work within disability sport, charity fundraising, reaching a staggering £250,000. Just part of his outstanding achievements. Jamie has been described as inspirational, motivational and a role model to young and old alike. Demonstrated by his determination and willpower.

In 2016, Jamie became the countries first ‘Brave Britain Award’ winner of the “against all the odds” category.

The reality behind the dream

For Jamie Everest is a dream, Base Camp is a childhood ambition and now with your help he has the chance to achieve something that 5 years ago was thought of as impossible.

Jamie was once asked by a physio during his journey to learn how to walk. “What is your ultimate goal? Jamie replied “Base Camp Mount Everest” Facing continual pain and spasms Jamie’s journey was not easy. At 33 years old and having to learn the basics of balance and movement he put in everything he had.

For hours he would stand next to a wall and move one side step at a time. Determination was his driving force and 5 years on he has travelled along way.

Far from better

Still very much a wheelchair user. Jamie can walk with the use of Smartcrutches. Jamie knows that he can complete this challenge, but he cant do it alone. He needs your help. Kit, travel, food and expenses Jamie needs to raise £6000. This will cover the costs for himself and his partner and carer Charlott to reach Base Camp and back home safe.

As well as personal sponsorship. Jamie and Charlott are looking for company funding to help not only fund the excursion, but also raise awareness for a condition that leaves the sufferer in continual pain with very little relief. Most people have never even heard of CRPS but for Jamie it is very real and Charlott supports him every step of the way.

So please help in any way you can! Visit Jamie’s website at www.seenobounds.co.uk or find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We appreciate your support and any assistance you can offer.



Ysgyryd Fawr 1/5/2019 366 days till climb

First steps of Training last night with a trek up Ysgyryd Fawr an easterly outlier of the Black Mountains in Wales, and forms the easternmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The mountain is often referred to locally as just The Skirrid. With a hight of only 486m it is only about 5000 meters lower that base camp Mount Everest.

The Squash Pod

The Squash Pod (The Story)

The Squash Pod is the fantastic idea of Bevan Duff & Jamie McAnsh. Both Jamie & Bevan relished the chance to have some fun whilst also having a serious message about supporting and growing squash and racquetball at grassroots level. This is where The Squash Pod came in.

So who are these cheeky presenters? Well both are from South Africa and have now made Wales their home.

Jamie McAnsh is a real inspiration. On 7/1/14 Jamie woke up without the use of his legs. He was diagnosed with a rare and incurable illness called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) CRPS UK. This is a rare condition that leaves the sufferer in constant pain due to the brain sending the wrong messages. Jamie shares his story through Jamie Seenobounds as well as promote a #getbackup attitude with The Squash Pod.

Jamie McAnsh’s bravery and attitude lead him to being recognised with the “against all odds” award at the Charles Holland awards which was presented to him by Falklands Hero Simon Weston OBE. Jamie McAnsh has a fantastic outlook on life. He hopes to inspire others and to help grow squash and racquetball through The Squash Pod. Jamie is a keen player himself and competes against able bodied players in tournaments recently Welsh Masters supported by Squash Wales – Sboncen Cymruand also very recently in Squashland Ljubljana during the Slovenian masters, playing with the use of calipers.

Bevan Duff is a level 2 Squash Coach and loves the game. Bevan has been a club player for a number of years and fell in love with the game at an early age.

Like most squash players Bevan loves nothing more than introducing people to the game.

Bevan Duff & Jamie McAnsh would love nothing more than to help grow the sport and to have a “right good laugh” along the way! We hope that the squash community, Workd Squash Federation and other groups such as SquashSkills will help us to raise awareness of this great sport, so that we can help the game to flourish and to bring new blood into the game.


Listen to “iPad to iSquash – Technology in squash with markos aristides kern + Special interviews with the welsh wizards.” on Spreaker.
Listen to “The Squash Pod – The Benefits Of Squash” on Spreaker.
Listen to “The squash pod – lets get this show on the road.” on Spreaker.

See No Bounds – Van Life


“Van life” One thing that there is to love about the UK is that no matter what the situation, if you look hard enough you will always find a lovely little place to just park up and relax.

Like many people both now and in history , The idea of travelling and the concept of learning! has always come with excitement and adventure. Jamie is no different and with his love culture and different traditions travel was soon on the cards.

How people live and interact with the world around them. People fascinate me but at the same time terrify me.

I have seen what one human can do to another in the most horrific of cases. I spent a few years in the Army and seen more than I wanted to.

Yet I have seen acts of kindness that are more impressive than anything I have ever experienced and it’s those qualities that fascinate me the most.

Jamie dreamed of camper life and soon that reality was born from a time in his life that was in his words absolutely unbearable like anything Jamie faced it head on.

When my ex wife and I split and went our separate ways I felt that somewhere along the way I had lost myself. Lost who I was.

We all change for our partners in small ways here and there and suddenly over the years you realise you are a completely different person. Sometime you need to take stock, look at yourself and see where you go from there.

The idea of a van was for Jamie to go and find himself. Reading books of adventure and tales of those who are doing just that excited him beyond belief. Meeting new people along the way, learning new things and experience different ways of life is more exciting to Jamie than anything and it was a goal he was determined to achieve.


Listen to “Boats, Parks and Amazing people” on Spreaker. Listen to “Trip around Cornwall” on Spreaker. Listen to “Question and answer time” on Spreaker. Listen to “My first van trip. Epic fail” on Spreaker. Listen to “Llanerchaeron” on Spreaker. Listen to “Dolaugothi estate and gold mines” on Spreaker. Listen to “The good the bad and the ugly” on Spreaker. Listen to “Vanlife intro” on Spreaker.

See No Bounds – The Story


Meet Jamie McAnsh! The man behind See No Bounds. You have read all about him. You may have seen some of the crazy adventures he has completed. Now you get to hear his story, his thoughts and his feelings in his very own words.


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Listen to “A message to you.” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “Detox your mind and inner self” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “A message in a bottle #ownthatshit” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “4 Things you cant get back” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “Your one step away from nothing” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “The Gift That Keeps On Giving” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “How to enjoy your life.” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “The Man Behind The Mask” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “A year of bad experiences but positive outcomes” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “The Story of #challenge2015” on Spreaker.

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Listen to “The story from the beginning” on Spreaker.

Life! Extraordinary stories.


It is true that in life we are surround by so many different people, so many different warps of Life. We are also surrounded by so very extraordinary stories.

Every one has a story to tell something to share or a voice. We are all scared with a past or faced with the tests of time.

This show is about giving people a voice, opening the platform of expressions. And showing that we have a purpose and maybe that purpose is handing down the lantern of knowledge and experience to others.


Esther Nagle – Balance and Breath

Listen to “Life! Extraordinary stories. Balance and breath with Esther Nagle” on Spreaker.

I have met a lot of people over the years, Some have been motivational and inspirational, others have just worked hard to get where they are. recently I met an amazing women called Esther. 

Esther is motivational with out a doubt. Her story is inspirational to anyone who has had to fight addiction. And it is safe to say she has had to work very hard to get where she is now. So with out wasting any more time here is her story.


Bev Jones – Paralysed from the inside

Listen to “Life! Extraordinary stories. Bev Jones – Paralysed from the inside” on Spreaker.

I have known Bev for many years, before my days of my illness and before i was disabled. To have Bev on the my recent show “Life” on podcast, was absolutely amazing.

Not only my dear friend but also my mentor and inspiration. I love this women dearly but her story was not always one of positive energy. 


Dave Davies, Adventures in Peru

Listen to “Life! Extraordinary stories. Dave Davies, Adventures in Peru” on Spreaker.

As a motivational speaker based in South Wales myself, I need to build a network. A simple concept of and business person. People buy from people. But who are the people you are actually meeting? Well when I met Dave this was not the story I had expected.

Diagnosed with Heart disease Dave was not going to be held back. Going from not being able to walk up a set of stairs to walking Peru Dave’s story is rather remarkable.



My talk with St Cadoc’s church ladies. Raglan

When I was asked by Beverly Jones of Awaken Life Coaching to talk in front of a group of ladies, in St Cadoc’s church and where they are all older ladies. I admit I was a little worried. These where a group of ladies that have lived through a world war. Seen and experienced things I could not begin to understand. And here I am with a story of my life. How could I even begin to offer them anything of any value.

I decided to open up my talk with a poem, something I wrote, something that had dear meaning to me. Very quickly I realised that my audience was engaged, so i continued with my talk feeling a lot more relaxed and comfortable.

I told the story of waking up one day and my life had changed for ever, I talked about loss and about how I had to learn to cope. I spoke about the path I had travelled on my journey and the exciting things I had experienced along the way.

These ladies where relating to me each in their own way, they where listening intently to what I had to say and I felt a real vibe of interest in the room. The setting was St Cadoc’s church Raglan  with the large church organ behind to set the scene.  It accrued to me exactly how fantastic this was, so prudent, I was a single man tiny in form engulfed in the architecture of this absolutely stunning building. Lit by the light coming in from the massive stain glass windows towered by the stone walls and watched by this incredible church organ. And yet here I was making a difference to people’s lives. simply by communicating and sharing my experiences with others. This was an amazing experience.

I spoke about my journey through medical investigations, tests and examinations, heads started to nod and a reaction of familiarity showed in the ladies faces. It dawned on me that these ladies had been on similar journey as I had. Of course they had! why did i even think for a second they would not understand the feeling of ignorance you get from doctors at times. The pain and frustrations of once being capable and suddenly you realise you are not so able. Each and every person in that room had a story, each story special and full. everyone there had experienced so much and seen so much and yet they offered me the grace of appreciating what I had to say.

I spoke about jumping out of aeroplanes and a sea of smiles shined back at me. I told the story of challenge 2015 and the interest grew stronger, these amazing ladies where so captured by my stories and tales of craziness, every joke I cracked was welcomed with laughs and interaction between each other, the best part was that all the way through they never took their eyes off me and that was extremely refreshing. (not one single mobile in the room)

I was so please when i finished and was showered with applause and congratulations, the questions flowed that I was happy to respond to. I explained what exactly a blog was, for some reason this was by far one of my finest moments of the past few years.

I have done many talks and I can honestly say that this was one of my favourites. I worried about what value I could offer these amazing ladies, I hope I achieved what I set out to do. However the fact they ended up offering me the grace of their time fulling with pride. The experience left me feeling very humble but really buzzing all at the same time.

This right here is what I need in life. This moment is the drug I am addicted to. This is what I want for myself. The moment you sit in front of a group of people share your time and story and leave with the feeling you have added value to the lives of other people is worth more that anything in the world. I would like to thank the ladies of St Cadoc’s church Raglan group for the most amazing evening and an experience I will hold very dear for a long time.  Thank you xxx

My Bucket list

My bucket list

It is safe to say that my Bucket list is growing and genuinely not sure if i will ever reach the end. I love nothing more than a great experience or big adventure, the more of the challenge the better. When I set out with Challenge 15 the aim was to attempt some things off my list but also to attempt to lay the foundation for what was definitely possible. Sometime you just know in your heart that you need to achieve something.

 

The List ongoing
  1. Travel from lands end to Jon O Groats
  2. complete a Climb of Ben Evis
  3. a single Climb of Castle pike
  4. Climb the three peaks
  5. attempt to Climb Everest
  6. Sleep under the stars
  7. Pull a car in my wheelchair
  8. Milk A Cow
  9. Visit Paris
  10. Dance like a fool and not care who was watching
  11. Complete a tightrope in my chair
  12. Take a trip in a hot air balloon
  13. Watch a massive meteor shower
  14. learn to make cheese
  15. Sleep in an ice hotel
  16. Drive a truck
  17. Scream as loudly as I can from a roof top
  18. Skinny dip
  19. Try sledge hockey
  20. Go in a submarine
  21. Learn to dance in a wheelchair chair
  22. learn to climb stairs in a chair
  23. Ride a dog sledge
  24. See an Iceberg
  25. Watch a lightning storm out at sea
  26. Stay up all night and watch the sun rise
  27. go to New Zealand
  28. Go to Ireland
  29. Do something amazing for my friends
  30. Make my own candle
  31. Dance with a stranger in a foreign country
  32. Save / change someone’s life
  33. performance on stage as a wheelchair user
  34. Go to Las Vegas
  35. Visit America
  36. See the northern lights
  37. Go on a cruise
  38. Eat mushrooms that I have gathered
  39. Ride a horse
  40. Visit the Grand Canyon
  41. See Niagara Falls
  42. Push across the Goldengate Bridge
  43. Visit Japan
  44. Scuba Dive
  45. Visit the Statue of Liberty
Completed so far
  1. See a total eclipse -complete
  2. Work a day in a Zoo – complete
  3. Create my own website – complete
  4. Attempt to motivate others – Complete
  5. learn to ride a motorcycle again – Complete
  6. Make a stranger smile with a hug – complete
  7. Zip line – Complete
  8. Attempt WCMX – Complete
  9. Get on an Aeroplane – Complete
  10. Meet Bear Grylls – Complete
  11. Take care of someone who needs me -complete
  12. Pen Y Fan in a wheelchair – Complete
  13. Drive off road – complete
  14. Go Shooting – complete
  15. Be on the News – Complete
  16. Surf – Complete
  17. Read an ill child a bedtime story – complete
  18. Have a meaningful conversation with someone living in hardship treating them with respect – complete
  19. Build a campervan