Amazing Wheelchair Adventures updates

Posted by Ralph | 8:48 AM

I have done alot of research about disabled adventurers and their journeys in the world. There have been some truly amazing trips and the people that undertake them deserve all the glory that a/b's get. That said, here is a short list of some of my favorites,in no particular order.

> *UPDATE* Jimmy Goddard attempted to be the only para to ever attempt an ascent of Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro. He is currently in the planning stages of another, more scientific attempt in '07.

> Vinny Lauwers, Australian Paraplegic who is the first paraplegic to single hand (by himself) sail non stop around the world. Check out his site here.

> Peter Rieke, American Paraplegic - Climbed to the summits of Mount Rainier (14,411 ft.), Mount Hood (11,239 ft.), and Mt. Shasta (14,162 ft.) using only his arm strength and his custom built, human powered SnowPod.

> Hilary Lister, U.K. Quadriplegic and the first quad to cross the English Channel in a sip and puff sailboat. I got an interview with her not long after her trip and you can read it here.

> Rick Hansen, Canadian Paraplegic and the first to self propel a chair around the world. 40,000 kilometers, thirty four countries and four continents.

> Mark Wellman, American Paraplegic scales El Capitan the highest vertical face in the world.

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