Category: Adventure Sports

  • Skiing in Santa Fe

    While living in Santa Fe, NM I loved skiing in the Santa Fe ski basin. I start this video showing me, on the job, as a ski lift tester. We then show some of the beautiful Santa Fe ski basin and end with a really quicker run down the mountain. Thanks to Doug and Don and all the other volunteers at the Santa Fe adaptive ski program.

  • Everest

    Team Everest, ’03 and The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) project director Dennis Borel was at the Austin airport, along with dozens of supporters, to see the team off. Dennis said, “Today is a tribute to every team member making this journey of profound importance to raise public awareness of the potential of people with disabilities.”

  • 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.

  • 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 something about himself. Anthony said he is a paraplegic and also likes to do scuba diving. We belonged to the fraternity of disability and …

  • Sailing – Ghana

    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.

  • 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 here – 120 foot visibility then. – Belize. In addition to seeing all the beautiful fish and coral, we also had the opportunity to dive through a …

  • Sailing – Antigua

    A Wheelchair Accessible Square-rigger. This is the Tenacious, under full sail. This photo was taken by the ship’s photographer, Max. Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda. This was my second voyage on the Tenacious. You can see the Tenacious docked just left of center, just lower than center.

  • Sailing – Australia

    My First Tall-Ship Encounter. She is a 30 meter, single rigged top gallant brigantine with seven fore-aft sails and three square sails. I learned a lesson about wheelchairs that tip easily and ships that pitch, yawl, roll or otherwise move in three dimensions. Years later, I had a friend make me some sea-legs that attach to my chair and keep me from flipping over backwards.

  • Sailing – UK

    Sailing in the Inventure 2000 designed by Trevor – a 60 feet wheelchair accessible sailboat that uses airfoil wing propulsion system

  • 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 in other countries, as other countries are far less litigious. There were 5 of us on the boat. I was the first to go up …