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avatar Disabled army major to climb El Capitan
June 04, 2009 12:44PM
Major Packer of the Royal Military Police was expected never to walk again after suffering a spinal injury whilst serving on operations in Iraq in February 2008. Now he is preparing to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California, USA.

http://thebmc.co.uk/News.aspx?id=3120
Re: Disabled army major to climb El Capitan
June 08, 2009 02:37PM
He was on the local news this morning. I didn't see much of the story, but for him it's all pullups.

That's a lot of pullups. Woof.
avatar Re: Disabled army major to climb El Capitan
June 08, 2009 03:34PM
A few years back a climber that sustained a spinal cord injury from a fall went up the face of Halt Dome. His climbing buddy piggy-backed up to the face and the crippled guy did pull-up to the top. I'm thinking the whole trip took like 18 days. On this I could be grossly wrong.



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