Donegal Person of Year 2018 - Jason Black

Donegal Person of Year 2018 - Jason Black
Donegal Person of Year 2018 - Jason Black - L- R Alfie McCool, Brid McCool, Sharon Black, Jason Black, Billy Black, Una Black

Jason Black has been selected as Donegal Person of the year 2018! Jason was a well known and popular business owner in Letterkenny, before his profile rose as the first Donegal person to complete a successful ascent of Mount Everest. Since that achievement, he has cemented his reputation as a high altitude climber with his successful ascent of K2 among others. Jason was active in sporting circles as a young man and has continued his love of the outdoors throughout his lifetime. Jason is also achieving his own milestones as an endurance adventurer, and is constantly setting new goals for himself. His chosen fields are ones where prerparation, endurance, perserverance and a positive frame of mind are all essential attributes for success. He has also built a reputation as a motivational speaker, and his primary aim is to encourage young, and not so young people to develop these skills too. Jason's attitude in life is best examplified by his committment to inspiring other people to overcome any obstacles in their own lives, and to follow their own dreams.