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Odile Hochard, blind is challenging her record on 24h ….

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Odile Hochard, blind is challenging her record on 24h ….

Here we go again! It is an incredible challenge  

While I currently detain the world wide record of blind people with more than 172 at my meter, on October 7/8 I will try and cover 180 Km. Yes at age 60, I have 3 less in my head but I hope 3 times more in my legs.

At Vierson, during French Championship, on a circuit of 1 KM, I will be accompanied of several guides of my Malling Club who will come from Moselle for this wild race in the middle of “normal” people

I cross the fingers both for the weather as well as for the long term physical effort! 

 

Odile

Nicolas Linder, a blind person is starting crossing of Alsace

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Nicolas Linder, a blind person is starting crossing of Alsace

Written by Aude Raso, France Bleu Alsace

Thanks to a GPS adapted for people with sight deficiency, Nicolas Linder will be running the 200 km between the 21 and 29 of July from Wissembourg to Sewen.
He will be leaving on July 21 at dawn. Nicolas Linder, sight deficient, will start a crossing of Alsace by foot by foot in less than 10 days. From Wissembourg to Sewen, near Masevaux, it is not less than 200 kilomètres that are in front of him. His ally ? A GPS, adapted to sight deficient people, totally guided by voice, explains the Alsacien, who already ran the trip of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle or has also walked on the Baïkal lake in Sibéria.

Giving back confidence despite the handicap
When interviewed about his performance, Nicolas Linder respond that he does not see himself like a champion, to the contrary. I have been using this GPS for 3 years, and it allowed be to find back confidence in me. Finding orientation was too complicated. Only 5 % of the blind deficient population comes out of their house autonomously.
“This GPS has change my life. Now I can show that despite the handicap, we can do a lot of things.
I am very consicious that not everyone can 50 km trails or crossing the Alsace. But I hope that more and more non seeing people will use this type of tools” concludes Nicolas Linder.

"Je suis bien conscient que tout le monde ne fera pas des trails de 50 km ou des traversées de l'Alsace. Mais j'espère que de plus en plus de malvoyants se tourneront vers ce type d'outils", conclude Nicolas Linder.

Polar expedition

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Polar expedition

Since June 19 juin, Frank Bruno has taken part to his expedition Kiffaanngissuesq (free man in Greenland language). With his girl friend Karin, they have used kayaks together up to the 29th, date at which she came back to Corsica. Since, it is his loneliness that accompanies him every day in this polar trip and with no assistance. Also heading north, he is progressing, snow and ice are his companies. Each evening he writes a daily journal with a picture he sends via satellite.

On top of the difficulties he encounters in his expedition, his unique legg is an additional exercise to overcome. And if our difference was a force it would be his leitmotiv.

Alone, one goes faster, together we go further…


En savoir plus :

www.boutdevie.org/categorie/blog-frank-bruno

The Association « Bout de Vie » comes back from an great polar expedition.

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The Association  « Bout de Vie » comes back from an great polar expedition.

Elisa, Maxence, Ange-Paul and Remi had the happiness of sharing the life of hunters from Greenland on the North Ouest in bay of Disko.

Extract of the Expedition Diary.
Travelling is not changing of country but changing of world and here it is frankly a different planet. Here Men could seem cold and hard to liaise with them but it is the opposite. I think they take us for real handicapped people, not those that are missing a part but to those civilization of the South who are only wining. While in the abundancy countries are crying, here they are living.

That is all.
On this link, you can find the full journal :]
http://www.boutdevie.org/categorie/les-aventures/avannaanut/journal-de-bord-avannaanut/

France, Crolles, in Isère, will host the first kart grand prize for blind and low vision participants.

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France, Crolles, in Isère, will host the first kart grand prize for blind and low vision participants.

The circuit of Karting of Crolles in Iseres will host the first grand prix reserved to the blind and poor sightseeing participants on June 23 2017.
The pilots will be accompanied by a co-pilot seeing normally for a competition in full safety.
The organizers, the Sports Association of the Atomic Energy Commission and St Microelectronics,
talk about a world-wide first of a kind. On Friday 23 June 2017 between 18 :00 and 20 :00 on the Circuit of Crolles in Isère.
Poor sightseeing or blind, the pilots will behind the wheel of 2 place vehicle.
At this side, a co-pilot with no sight issue will be able to take over the commands of the vehicle in case of issue. The organizers promise in this case an optimal security.
Test will be done as from 9 AM and the beginning of the race will take place at 1900.
source :
france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr

A blind pilot lands a plane unaided

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A blind pilot lands a plane unaided

For Thomas Baudin (SyNext), inventor of the Soundflyer landing aid system, this was a ìworld first.î Baudin, an entrepreneur and president of a flying club, is above all one of the sponsors of ´ Les Mirauds Volants ª (ìFlying Blindî), an association of blind airplane pilots based in Toulouse. With other members of the association, he developed a piloting aid in order to help blind pilots to be as autonomus as possible. The device was tested on a complete flight without the security instructor having to intervene or to give any information to the blind pilot at any time.
The pilot with the Soundflyer strapped to his leg, at the controls of a Robin DR400.
© SyNext
For the first time ever, a blind pilot has managed to land a plane without any help from his security co-pilot. The pilot, a member of the European Association of Visually Impaired Pilots ´†Les Mirauds Volants ª, carried out a complete flight, from take-off to landing, without any external help, thanks to an automatic system developed in partnership with the company SyNext.


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The Dauphin of Corsica on the tracks of the Comte Monte Cristo.

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The Dauphin of Corsica on the tracks of the Comte Monte Cristo.

Next autumn, meteo permitting, Thierry Corbalan, amputated of 2 arms will be pushing back his limits.

We all remember that on September 30, 2012 Thierry Corbalan had managed to cross the isle between Elbe and Bastia, short of 60Kms in 15 h 50.

While swimming, and at the strength of his mono-palme, le Corsican Dolphin will this time go from the Island of Monte Cristo to Bastia, a distance of 80 kms which he should be doing in a bit less of 24 h depending on the streams.


While waiting this summer, and in order to train, Thierry will be doing the tour of the lake of Bourget at Aix-les-Bains, close to 35 Km.

Good luck dear Friend ….

Team eHWR.

Philippe Croizon has lapped his Dakar, a real achievement!

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Philippe Croizon has lapped his Dakar, a real achievement!

On this 2017 edition of Dakar, the quadri amputated pilot has suffered hell, but he has never given up.
With his co pilot Cedric Dupré, he has finished number 49 in the general competition....


Philippe Croizon took up his unbelievable challenge. On saturday january 14th 2017 ,he ended up the Dakar at the 49th position in the race, out of 58 teams still competing in the car category.
Well Known for his swimming across the Channel in 2011, the quadri amputated Frenchman drove a buggy with a hydrolic joystick activated with his right arm.
With the precious help of his copilot Cédric Dupré and the whole team Croizon_Tartarin he has accomplished a real exploit.The binomial team Tartarin - Duplé
(Cedric's brother)took the 47th place.
Though Philippe finished more than 52 hours behind the winner of the race Stephane Peterhansel, he said he had " learned what the Dakar was: hell on earth all along.
So many times I have cracked, wept, howled, then you calm down, you pull yourself together,you pause and you go again."

He went on:" It' s hard, it's tiring but I enjoy it.As far as driving is concerned I get a kick out of it because I have my racing car in hand."
A few days later, here he is ,at the arrival.

The picture of the year

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The picture of the year

In july 2016, in Norway during the european championship "Handi Nautical" the paraplegic Delphine Le Sausse, won the golden medals in "slaloms and figures".

On the podium a mother proud of holding out her daughter Rose eight months old only ,received her medals.

Quite a symbol for the future generations.