Paraplegic athlete gets ready for Kilimanjaro
Outside mag is following paraplegic athlete Chris Waddell as he climbs Kilimanjaro over the next few weeks. This is definitely worth following–especially for anyone wondering whether they can get in shape in time to climb Kilimanjaro with us this winter. Waddell serves as an inspiration for any body, literally.
What’s he up to today? In his own words: “We’re testing and putting the finishing touches on the winch—a self-tailing sailing winch that will allow me to climb a fixed rope. An alternate chain will attach my cranks to the winch. Through pedaling, I will pull the rope towards me, effectively moving myself up the mountain. The loose surface will matter less as I roll along the top instead of digging in with the back wheels.”