Adventure Sports

I have enjoyed many adventure sports on land, sea and in the air. My favorite adventure sports are sailing and paragliding as they offer great freedom for those who understand the winds and ways of Mother Nature. Scuba diving required the most training. Trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp required the most endurance.

 

Adventure Sports

I have enjoyed many adventure sports on land, sea and in the air. My favorite adventure sports are sailing and paragliding as they offer great freedom for those who understand the winds and ways of Mother Nature. Scuba diving required the most training. Trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp required the most endurance.


Air

Sky Diving

I was the first wheelchair user that went skydiving in Belen. I jumped on two separate occasions from a 1943 World War II bomber trainer from an altitude of 15,000 feet with my instructor, Chris...

Sailplaning

Sailplaning, September 2007. My friend John and I went sailplaning with the Fault Line Flyers in Briggs, Texas. In the picture above, I’m sitting in the cockpit, Vince is behind me and Tom is...

Sailplaning 2

My friend John and I went sailplaning with the Fault Line Flyers in Briggs, Texas for a 2nd time. This time I flew in what is known as the Grob (pronounced grobe), pictured above. This is a high...

Parasailing

New Zealand, Parasailing. Para-sailing is more of a novelty activity rather than a sport. Although it is possible for people with disabilities to para-sail in the U.S., it is much easier to do so...

Paragliding

Switzerland, September 2004. Peter and I are paragliding somewhere over the city of Interlaken. Peter recently placed 5th in World Cup Paragliding competition. Here the lads are putting me in the...

Water

Sailing – Tenacious

A Wheelchair Accessible Square-rigger. This is the Tenacious, under full sail. This photo was taken by our Boson’s mate, Max. Captain John Fisher is showing me how to use the sextant for...

Sailing – UK

Inventure 2000. Davin and I met up met up with Trevor in Plymouth, England. Trevor is a former helicopter pilot with the British Navy. He became a quadriplegic as a result of a skiing accident....

Sailing – Australia

My First Tall-Ship Encounter. December 1994 – January 1995. Say “hello” to the Golden Plover. She is a 30 meter, single rigged top gallant brigantine with seven fore-aft sails and three square...

Sailing – Antigua

Tenacious 2. A Wheelchair Accessible Square-rigger. March 2005. - This is the Tenacious, under full sail. - This photo was taken by the ship’s photographer, Max. See more of his work at...

Scuba Diving

Bonaire. That’s me in my new yellow, custom made wetsuit. Now when they leave me behind they can’t claim they just didn’t see me. - Visibility was rather poor compared to the first time I was...

Sailing – Ghana

Aprodoo. I think my friend Bill and I are two of the very few people in wheelchairs that sailed on a Chinese Junk in Africa. This ship has an interesting story. Its builder had a dream, or...

Scuba – Sharm El-Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh is a resort town on the Egyptian Sinai peninsula. It’s a great place to dive the Red Sea. We stayed at the Camel Dive Hotel. - Hey, who stole my fins? - It would be easier to see...

Land

Cliff Climbing

New Mexico. A Cliff Climbing Adventure. Our quest began with a 2 hour road trip from Santa Fe to Socorro, NM. Our destination was Box Canyon, 6.5 miles beyond Socorro. After driving on a dirt...

Bungy Jumping & Bridge Swinging

South Africa. December 2007. The seeds of my South African adventure were planted years ago when a young man named Anthony wrote me and said he found my scuba diving web pages and wanted to share...

Everest

We departed the USA on March 15, 2003. Team Everest ’03 members departed from Austin and various cities across the US for the long journey to Nepal’s bustling capital city, Kathmandu. TE ’03 /...