The Conway Daily Sun
By Erik Eisele
February 17, 2012
Climbers with disabilities prove again that where there's a will, there's a way
CONWAY - It looked to be a regular day of ice climbing on Saturday when more than 20 climbers and guides piled into the Cathedral Ledge parking lot.
But it wasn't. That became obvious when Brian Fountaine sat down and
took off his feet. It became more clear when Sean O'Neill rolled his wheelchair over the snow to get his climbing helmet. By the time Maureen Beck pulled out her prosthetic arm retrofitted with an ice tool there was no doubt something special was happening.
The group - a collection of disabled civilians and veterans - was there with Paradox Sports, a Colorado-based nonprofit, plus a team of volunteers all determined not to let a disabilities exclude people from the outdoors.
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Feb 22 2012, 10:45 AM