The Third Annual Adaptive Ice Climbing Event
Its called Paradox Ice – we’re taking 20 athletes with physical disabilities ice climbing at Cathedral Ledge.
Dates: Friday, Feb 7 to Sunday Feb 9, 2014
Photo by Claudia Lopez
Boulder, CO – Paradox Sports is pleased to announce that the third annual Paradox Ice event in North Conway, New Hampshire February 7-9, 2014. Throughout the weekend, 20 adaptive athletes will learn about the specialized equipment and adaptive techniques needed to climb vertical walls of ice.
Participants range from wounded warriors with PTSD to amputees, paraplegics and visually impaired athletes. Registration includes meals, lodging, equipment rental and professional guide services.
Co-founder and below-the-knee amputee, Malcolm Daly, launched Paradox Ice in 2008: “Ice is the great equalizer. None of us can climb it without adaptive equipment. We just go one step further.”
Paradox Ice is open to people with physical disabilities, their families or caretakers and military veterans. This is event is made possible by the guides at Ascent Climbing and Alpine Inspirations.
For more information or to register for the upcoming climbs, please visit http://paradoxsports.org/programs/paradox-ice.
Scholarships and ﬁnancial assistance are available.
Program Coordinator and guide Nate McKenzie of Ascent Climbing: “Weʼ re
excited to bring Paradox Sports adaptive climbing programs to the north east. Its
the only event of its kind in the region and the community really steps up to
support Paradox and our athletes.”
We still have a few spots left and we’re looking for more participants. We can provide full scholarships and tuition assistance for folks that need it.
If folks want to help support our trip by making a small donation to Paradox Sports, they should visit our CrowdRise fundraiser at http://www.crowdrise.com/ParadoxIce
Mark Synnott is giving a free slideshow at the Flatbread / Eastern Slope Inn conference room at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 8. Open to the public.
Paradox Sports is a 501(c)(3) nonproﬁt organization that improves peopleʼ s lives by creating adaptive sport communities built to inspire.
Photos by Claudia Lopez