An article in the Bermuda News outlet detailed JBL’s attempt to climb to the top of Mt. Elbrus in Russia, which he had to stop due to a incoming snowstorm at the top and health reasons. He said he still plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in September.
He said: “I was climbing for my kids and the thought of turning back was so hard to digest. However, we finally all agreed that we ran the risk of being stuck on the mountain if we continued. And, my third goal of not dying would have been put in jeopardy. I just sat there for some time looking at the summit and thinking of the support that the WWE had given me and the greater goal of helping kids (that he works with in Bermuda) that need it. It was one of the saddest moments of my life.”