Thursday, May 01, 2008

One Revolution at a time

Chris Waddell is a man of no small reputation. In 1988 a ski accident left him paralyzed from the waist down and just a year after was back on the slopes with a mono ski. He has spent 11 years on the US Disabled Ski Team and brought in a record 12 medals over four games. He has made the impossible possible, the unreachable reachable...you get the idea.


Next March he plans to be the first paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro through using a 4-wheel handcycle powered entirely by his arms. Let's just say the guy is ripped. You can stay updated on the climb through his blog. Check out the clip of him training.



Here is what Chris has to say about the goal to climb:

"One revolution means so many things to me. One revolution of the handcycle, one revolution of the earth, one lifetime, one moment, one chance to make a difference... I hope my climb will make us see some of the 21+ million disabled people in the world in a whole new way."


Backcountry.com wishes you the best of luck Chris and we will chat with our bike peeps to get some sweet cranks for your handcycle. In case you were wondering, you can join the Chris Waddell fan club on Facebook.


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Blogger Hilda said...

Chris Waddell is truly a wonderful inspiration for others. Thank you for featuring him.

5/04/2008 2:14 AM

 

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