This edition of Weekend Warrior is a little different than others. Sometimes we focus on a particular sport, or maybe a specific area. But this time I was inspired by a particular type of athlete: the adaptive athlete.
Blind climber Erik Weihenmayer was part of the first all-blind climbing team, and has also climbed big alpine lines in South America. Here is one of his harder climbs, The Naked Edge in Eldorado.
I've seen quite a few adaptive skiers at Snoqualmie Pass, but nothing quite like this:
You may have seen this last athlete if you attended the Banff Mountain Film Fest or Radical Reels. Josh Dueck broke his back doing a back flip on skis in 2004, but since the incident he has dreamed of being inverted again.
These athletes have overcome so much to get to this point. It is truly an inspiration to watch them overcome these challenges. If you are ready to tackle your own personal alpine challenge, whether they be large as Everest or as small as getting off the ground at the rock gym, give us a call and let us help you along the way.
Thanks for this tribute to some of us out there pushing our limits. I was happy to se the video of my friend Ronnie dickson up there. Check out what me and ronnie put together for next month. Adaptive climbing clinic First time ever done in NYC! and free!ReplyDelete