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At the top of Kilimanjaro in armchair.

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At the top of Kilimanjaro in armchair.

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Martin Hibbert had challenged himself to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, and he managed to do so on June 13, after five days and 72 kilometers of ascent, despite his paraplegia, despite his wheelchair, since that's how Martin Hibbert, 45, made the ascent, five years after the terrorist attack that killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena. , May 22, 2017. That evening, he was just out of ariana Grande's concert when he found himself five meters away from the terrorist who detonated his explosive belt. Twenty-two shrapnel pierced his body, the doctors took 14 hours to operate on him, after which he learned that he would never walk again. His spinal cord has been hit, his legs are no longer responding.

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Mont Blanc, a unijambist and a paraplegic dreamed of tutting the high peaks.

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Mont Blanc, a unijambist and a paraplegic dreamed of tutting the high peaks.

The weather decided otherwise. When he had to decide, the guide of the Queyras David Preiss, who dreamed of accompanying Manoël, his childhood friend, to Mont Blanc could only deplore the too many uncertainties that remained.

The strong wind announced at more than 4,000 meters above sea level would probably not have allowed the rope of 12 people to reach the summit. This project with such complex logistics is therefore postponed to next year. Climbing Mont Blanc on skis is becoming more and more complex. However, it is by this means that the athlete Victor Pierrel, suffering from paraplegia, Oscar Burnham, amputee of one hand, and Manoël Bourdenx, tibial amputee, could have hoped to return to the high peaks.

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At arm's length ...

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At arm's length ...

Crédit photo : Le Courrier Français.com

Aged 44, Marc Chaumont, this paraplegic Luçonnais has set himself a challenge: swimming between La Tranche-sur-Mer and the island of Ré.

In April 2017, Marc had an accident.

I received two 800 kg formwork benches on me. I woke up from a coma after 24 days and became aware of the lack of sensitivity in my legs, my spinal cord was severed in two places.

From the rehabilitation, I wanted to swim, succeeding was a real relief, when I swim, I am like everyone else, my disability is no longer visible. Since I can't work anymore, I want to do other things. My project is the swimming crossing from La Tranche-sur-Mer to the island of Ré. If I'm able to swim, just swim for a long time! Philippe Croizon encouraged me”. 

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A blind athlete at the top of Mount Kenya.

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A blind athlete at the top of Mount Kenya.

Paralympic athlete and amateur mountaineer Gerard Descarrega, gold medallist in the 400m at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, became the first blind athlete to reach the summit of Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in the African country, at 5,199 metres.

After overcoming "very complicated moments" such as a storm in the middle of the descent of the African mountain, Gérard Descarrega managed to make three ascents, after those of the peak of Aneto in the Pyrenees, at 3,404 meters, and Mont Blanc, at 4,807 meters, in the Alps.

The ascent of Mount Kenya involved a solidarity action, as it gave materials to the blind community in Nairobi.

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The White Valley, Tony Moggio defies the peaks

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The White Valley, Tony Moggio defies the peaks

Definitely, Tony Moggio is not cold in the eyes! After braving the water, this former amateur rugby player, who became quadriplegic following an accident in the middle of a match, is about to challenge the snow. Nearly three years after connecting the port of Sainte-Maxime to that of Saint-Tropez with the strength of his arms alone, he will flirt, on March 9, 2022, with the summits of the Mont-Blanc massif in tandem skiing.

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