Craig's excellent adaptive adventures

Lay, Jennie
May 2006
High Country News;5/29/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p7
The article focuses on the adaptive adventures of Craig Kennedy, a disabled skier in the United States. He was fond of exploring the nature and during his skiing life in the Rocky Mountains, he launched off a ski run, which ended up with an accident. He was confined to a wheelchair permanently but he determined to keep his adventurous mind. He trained himself to ski in a ski chair and started motivating other disabled. He wrote about the expanding opportunities for disabled in the field of adaptive travel, which varies from wilderness horseback rides to African safaris. He even published an adaptive travel for this purpose in 2005. He has written a second guide that is due out in 2007. This guide features about 50 sports, ranging from paragliding to downhill mountain biking. Kennedy believes that the adaptive adventure-travel industry boom would help the disabled outdoor enthusiasts to explore new and different input about the management of public lands. As a result of the boom in this industry the wheelchairs have advanced to carbon fiber or titanium machines from the earlier wooden devices, which is a positive sign.


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