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Blind man climbs Mount Shasta

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by oregano, May 10, 2022.

  1. oregano

    oregano My time has come... V.I.P Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    Blind faith: Man climbs Mt. Shasta with guides

    To understand what an accomplishment this is, y'all need to understand that despite the drought the top third of Shasta is completely coated in snow and ice right now. It's treacherous in late summer when it's bare rock, but it's a serious challenge in the spring-for somebody with all their senses. This guy is an experienced mountaineer, but still being blind and having to rely on guides on an ice covered 14000 foot mountain is really incredible.
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  2. Gerald Wilgus

    Gerald Wilgus Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    May 14, 2021
    An amazing accomplishment that demonstrates that with accommodation people can develop skills in outdoor activities. Joseph Sax explores this in his book, Mountains Without Handrails. I have guided a blind skier in a XC race and it was rewarding.
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  3. Mush

    Mush Hiker

    May 2, 2020
    How’d he enjoy the view?
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  4. Ronald Zeeman

    Ronald Zeeman Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Mar 16, 2021
    I guess he heard and smelled the view.
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