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A Revolutionary Climb

A Revolutionary Climb

Photo by One-Revolution via Flickr

Para-Olympian Chris Waddell, paralyzed from the waist-down, recently summitted 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in a custom-made, four-wheel handcycle.

Presented with the idea of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, most of us would come up with a laundry list of excuses for why we couldn’t do it. We’d go on about how we’d never be able to get in shape for something like that or how work was just too busy. Then someone like Chris Waddell comes along and puts all of our excuses to shame. Chris Waddell climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro—without his legs.

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