skiing

Custom rigs make the great outdoors more accessible

posted on January 1, 2011 - 3:55pm
Full-time wheelchair users with a hankering to enjoy the great rugged outdoors may find that their standard chairs can’t always take them where they want to go. That’s where these specially designed conveyances can step up to the job. Even extreme locations like the climbers’ camp at the base of Mt. Everest have been reached and conquered by severely disabled people riding in these unusual-...
posted on July 1, 2010 - 5:31pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 3
The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 20 this July. The landmark legislation is still very much a work in progress. Here’s a look at many things ADA-related, both positive and challenging. ‘Disability’ still not defined

A Magic Carpet Ride

posted on September 1, 2007 - 11:35am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
March 21, 2007. I’m sitting in an adaptive bi-ski at the top of Crawford’s Blaze run, at the Bretton Woods Mountain Resort in New Hampshire. Across the valley I have a beautiful view of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. What’s a girl from Nashville, Tenn., who’s almost completely paralyzed from ALS, breathes with a ventilator and has never skied before in her life, doing here? It’s...