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Paralysed man reaches South Pole

2012-01-18 23:17

Reno - A US man paralysed in a 2010 accident has reached the South Pole.

Thirty-three-year-old Grant Korgan is using a device called a Sitski to reach the pole on the 100-year anniversary of the Terra Nova Expedition that arrived there January 17 1912.

Korgan travelled about 120km in sub-zero temperatures during the two-week expedition. His crew says he's the first adaptive athlete to accomplish the feat.

Korgan's expedition party included paralympian John Davis, two guides and cinematographers who are shooting for a documentary.

Comments
  • Ann - 2012-01-19 12:39

    What an amazing feat and totally inspirational! Well done - it just shows what can be done in the face of adversity.

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