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My friend Jeremy is the absolute most inspiring person I know. And now in all of his crazy amazingness, he's putting together a movie. I've watched this a few times and it brings tears to my eyes every time.
So when things go bad, remember how good you have it
Jeremy successfully became the first parapalegic backcountry skier today when he climbed Bloody Couloir and skied down.
From facebook:Success! Jeremy and the team all made it down safely and smiling. He was taken to Mammoth Hospital for a routine checkup after feeling dehydrated, exhausted, and cold. Everything is A OK now, and he's getting the best sleep of his life tonight at his friends' house - or at least lying in bed replaying the most memorable day of his life!!! Episode #1: Bloody Couloir is in officially in the can. p.s. - Thanks to everybody for the outpouring of support. Do What You Love. Drop IN.
"Let go of everything that is holding you back. And do what you love." Truly one of the most inspiring things I have watched. Rach, Please give this guy a high five for me. He deserves a thousand of them.
Not to take anything away from the dude (who is rad) or the film (which was very well done), but a paraplegic hiked and skied Mont Blanc a few years ago. Maybe not technically "backcountry" though, we don't really use the word around here.
that was Jean-Yves Michellod. He was an incomplete paraplegic and still had some use of his legs and was there for actually able to use them to do the hike. The difference is that Jeremy has absolutely no use of his legs and pulled himself all the way up. I don't want to discredit Michellod's efforts, but him and Jeremy did very different things.
That backcountry thing isn't the key here, it's that one can pretty much walk and hte other has absolutely 0 leg usage.